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Webinar: Integrating Social Media into Journalism: Teaching and Practice

October 26, 2010
09:00AM - 10:30AM

Annenberg Hall at Temple University

Categories: Webinar

The United Nations Development Programme, in conjunction with the Institute of Technology and Communication of Erbil in Iraq and the Center for Global Communication Studies, are coordinating a live Skype Seminar on Oct. 26th at 9 a.m. from Annenberg Hall (2020 N. 13th St) at Temple University’s School for Communication and Theater entitled  “Integrating Social Media into Journalism: Teaching and Practice.”

The Webinar seeks to present methods for integrating new media/social media into curriculum and practice within an Iraqi context. The session will be approximately 90 minutes and will feature a discussion section that allows Temple University professors, as well as students, to ask and answer questions live from Erbil.

The discussants are:

1. Professor Susan Jacobson started her journalism career in the mid-1980s working for The New York Times on an experimental computer news service. She worked in the Internet industry for many years, and teaches many of the new media courses in the department, including Publishing to the Web and Experimental Journalism. Her research interests include the impact of new media on the practice of journalism and journalism education, new narrative forms created by new media, and the development of mobile media.

2. Associate Professor Christopher Harper, co-Director of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab worked for more than 20 years in journalism at the Associated Press (Chicago), Newsweek (Chicago, Washington and Beirut),ABC News (Cairo and Rome) and ABC 20/20. He teaches History of Journalism, International Reporting, Journalism and the Law and a variety of reporting courses. His research has focused on digital media, although his current work deals with the baby boomer generation.

3. Assistant Professor Shenid Bhayroo teaches courses in audio-visual newsgathering, broadcast journalism, and journalism and politics. He worked as an investigative journalist for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (public broadcaster) and covered South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission hearings in the 1990s. He has also worked as a freelance journalist, producer, cameraperson, and video editor for foreign media in South Africa. His research focuses on the political economy of media. His current work examines ownership of news and information content and the commodification of online news.