June 18th, 2010
New class for Fall 2010: SMPA 195 -- Multimedia reporting to inform and engage.
Stretch your reporting and production skills as you experience the power of new media to drive a national conversation. Explore issues relating to the future of energy, climate change, technology and science -- and the ways in which they influence the ideas and politics of sustainability.
In this class, students will be challenged to combine quality journalism, advanced production techniques and social media to inform, engage, and innovate. With the Gulf oil spill as a catastrophic but timely backdrop, the reporting focus of the class will revolve around energy and energy efficiency – specifically, how new technologies, policies, initiatives and ideas can contribute to a less dependent planet. Read the rest of this entry »
March 31st, 2010
Apply for SMPA 196.12!
SMPA is excited to offer the Washington Post Seminar in Fall 2010. Join journalism students from Maryland, American and Howard universities for weekly seminars at the Post conducted by some of the country’s top reporters and editors. Students meet weekly to discuss topical issues, including politics, economics, social issues, investigative reporting, entertainment, and the future and business of newspapers.
The seminars will meet Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Post. The one-credit pass/fail course introduces students to the newspaper and news on the web, educates them about possible journalism careers and brings reality and immediacy to the classroom experience. Five slots are available.
Interested SMPA majors and minors should submit a registration transaction form and resume to Prof. Al May at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to seniors but application is open to all JMC and PCM majors and minors.
Deadline for application is April 7.