Loyola University's School of Mass Communication invites high school students to apply for this hands-on course. Students will use cutting-edge technology to learn multimedia news gathering skills while exploring New Orleans. They will write stories, take pictures and shoot video and then come back to the school's computer labs to pull it all together and publish online.

By the conclusion of this class, students will have resume-ready work to go along with their multimedia skills. Students will earn three hours of credit for the $495 class fee. Call Laura Beatty in the School of Mass Communication for more information: 504-865-3431 or email Labeatty@loyno.edu.

Apply online for Backpack Journalism: From Beignets to Bayous (CMMNA380-001)

Schedule

Day 1, Monday, June 9: Introduction to mass communication (4 hours)
Drs. Sonya Duhe and Cathy Rogers and Prof. Michael Guisti
Journalism today: Students will get an introduction to journalism and start working on their reporting and news-writing skills.

Day 2, Tuesday, June 10
Session 1: Introduction to photography (3 hours)

Dr. Leslie Parr
Students will learn photography techniques and composition skills.

Session 2: Video shooting (2 hours)
Prof. Lisa Collins
Students will get an introduction to the skills and techniques of video story telling.

Day 3, Wednesday, June 11: Social media (4 hours)
Prof. Andrew Nelson
Students will explore current and common social media platforms with an emphasis on practical application.

Day 4, Thursday, June 12: Field trip to City Park (8 hours)
Dr. Bob Thomas
Students explore the skills they acquired in the classroom. They will conduct interviews and shoot pictures and video.

Day 5, Friday, June 13: Field trip to the French Quarter (8 hours)
Dr. Bob Thomas
Students explore the skills they acquired in the classroom. They will conduct interviews and shoot pictures and video.

Day 6, Monday, June 16:
Session 1: Photo editing (3 hours)
Dr. Leslie Parr
Students will learn and practice the basics of photo editing.
Session 2: News package production (4 hours)

Prof. Lisa Collins
Students begin their news stories and packages.

Day 7, Tuesday, June 17, Writing to video (4 hours)
Prof. Lisa Collins
Students will log the video they shot and organize it.

Day 8, Wednesday, June 18, Video editing (4 hours)
Prof. Lisa Collins
Students will learn and practice the basics of video editing.

Day 9, Thursday, June 19, Publication (4 hours)
Students publish news stories to Word Press
Prof. Michael Giusti

Day 10, Friday, June 20, Careers in journalism (6 hours)
Dr. Sonya Duhe
Students visit a newsroom and meet with professionals.

 

 

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