Writing for Digital Media

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing for Digital Media

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Students will look at the variety of writing required of digital journalists and web writers, both in style and in subject matter. Students will gain experience writing many different kinds of stories: investigative, news, feature, editorial, sports, entertainment, etc. They will learn how to write effectively for a targeted audience on a variety of digital platforms (such as websites including online versions of established media and wikis, blogs, applications and social media, multi-user communities and spaces, and smart device communication), how to document sources in a professional way, how online writing affects publication and interacts with social and civic participation, and how to evaluate and critique their own publications. This course will also give students a further understanding of the principles, ethics and practice of journalism in increasingly digitalized formats. Course projects and activities will interact with the journalism activities of Blending, the newsletter and magazine of Ingorda per Florence Campus Editore.

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