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Digital Journalism BCST 1271

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Digital journalism is at the core of today's newsrooms - even those focused on broadcast. Media organizations all use digital tools to share their content, tell stories, and reach a broader audience. And increasingly all journalists are expected to research, file and share their stories online. In this course, you will learn what makes digital stories different from broadcast. You will also explore online tools like social media, data and visual elements to make your stories stand out from the rest. This is a hands-on course where you will practice where to find stories, how to pitch them to an editor, how to ask the right questions during interviews, and how to structure and write them for an online audience.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Find stories online
  • Pitch stories to an editor
  • Write concise, balanced stories that provide information and context
  • Write breaking news stories for online
  • Use social media tools for research and to tell stories
  • Tell stories using online data
  • Discuss what makes a strong digital story

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

Digital Journalism (BCST 1271) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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