LUC Journalism Students launch Projectwebsite
Eight students, enrolled in the course: Multimedia Journalism or Robert Chesal, worked an entire block on their online productions, which had to include at least three of five possible media forms: text, audio, video, photo and infographics.
The students had plenty of freedom to choose their own subject matter, but had to pitch their ideas to the entire class. The feedback each student received from peers had a big influence on the approach taken. It was extremely interesting to see how the stories evolved over a period of eight weeks. The website will remain online for at least the next two years, and next year's Multimedia Journalism class will add on new material at the conclusion of their course. In addition to the creation of this website, the students also met and spoke in-depth with four active journalists: LUC alumnus and now NRC politics reporter Rik Rutten, NOS Australia correspondent Robert Portier, Ugandan intelligence and security reporter/blogger Rosebell Kagumire, and myself.