TITLE

New Tools in Telling News Stories

AUTHOR(S)
Sack, Daniel Ulanovsky
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p101
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the online alternative designed by Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Periodismo Narrativo for Spanish-speaking journalists who work in large media and have access to training options, but also for journalists working for smaller media who often cannot afford to travel and pay for a course far from where they live. The digital education platform makes sense since interest in the work of this center has spread across a vast geographical area, from Mexico and even into the U.S., to the south of Argentina. In online education it is essential to foster a sense of educational community. To do this, we make great use of the workshop format. Each journalist reads the text of the others and, in a specially designed chart room, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each work during a weekly meeting. The professor also develops a personal relationship with each student via e-mail and, in addition, uploads scanned reading material to discuss in the next meeting. Of the educational techniques that we use, there are three that we uphold firmly because they are essential to the success of the workshops: (1) Write an article each week using a specific guideline, (2) Read the work of participants and be prepared to comment on it and (3) Exhibit great honesty in the critiques.
ACCESSION #
17526029

 

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