Carolina Journalism Institute
Where: Columbia, South Carolina
When: June 13-17
Contact: Karen Flowers, director – firstname.lastname@example.org – 803.777.6146
Digital Media Course Offered:
The class will emphasize both the writing and the technical aspects of publishing online. Class participants will work in teams of four – editor, photographer, videographer and writer. Staffs can send a four-person team to work together or send individuals to be part of another team. As each team creates its own online CJI website, they will either learn how to do the following from the beginning or take their knowledge to the next level: (1) get story ideas for print and web editions; (2) write and design for the web; (3) take pictures and write cutlines for the web; (4) shoot videos for the web; (5) create slideshows for the web; (6) create graphics for the web, and (7) make their site interactive using polls, quizzes, comments and user-generated content. A final, but important part of the class, will be to (8) get tips on how to get traffic to your website.