Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DePaul J-Students Take to the Tweets

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"Digital Editing: From Breaking News to Tweets," "Reporting for Converged Newsrooms," "Backpack Reporting," "Niche Journalism."  This is not your father's journalism school education.

J-Students at DePaul University's College of Communication, Chicago's second-largest dispenser of degrees in communications, hopes to ride the wave of digital journalism in the changing field.  Craig Kanalley, digital intern at The Chicago Tribune, a DePaul alum,  is teaching DePaul j-students a college-level journalism course devoted entirely to Twitter and its applications. The course will tie into Kanalley's Web site, www.breakingtweets.com, which has had more than 500,000 page views since it launched in January 2009.

Lovers of irony will be disappointed to learn that enrollment is not limited to 140.
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