EDM5050 - Digital technology

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Jean-Hugues Roy
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

4 part intro to digital technologies useful in journalism: - history of digital audio, photography, video and computing; - network technology and deep web search; - data journalism tools; - web structure (intro to HTML, CSS, JavaScript).

Grades: - 4 quizzes, including numeracy questions in every quiz; - 1 multimedia assignment using combining Flickr, Twitter, SoundCloud and Storify; - 1 data journalism assignment using Google Fusion Tables or CartoDB.

Aims to make students: - more numerate; - understand how technology works; - develop white-hat hacker reflexes that can be transposed to any field of reporting (always try to learn HOW news happens).

In French.