Knowing how to proceed in an industry where the leaders are going down all around you is like tiptoeing through a minefield. Every path through the perilous landscape follows the Internet. That’s why Maricopa County Community College District’s instructional council for journalism has approved the addition of Writing for Online Media as a core requirement for its journalism certificate.
This spring, Joe Gannon, online communication specialist for the Salt River Project and former webmaster for Channel 12 in Phoenix, will teach JRN 203, Writing for Online Media, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9: 10 p.m. in E150 at PVCC. Gannon will lead students in an exploration of Internet-based media platforms and writing styles, aligning classroom objectives with real-world publishing projects on the Puma Press website, including blogging, blogged broadcasts, social networking, slide shows, the chunking of stories and more.