The New York Times Knowledge Network and The University of Southern California have just launched a Journalism for High School Students online learning program for high school teens. Classes begin October 10th.
Today’s student is accustomed to social networking sites and may not think of the information there as journalism — but much of it actually is. The same tips and rules about how to be a good journalist apply, whether stories and pictures are seen on paper or a phone screen. High school students can benefit from the program by learning advanced skills before they go to college to pursue a career in the competitive journalism field.
The program covers:
- Facebook, Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle change
- How to start a blog: The easiest way for students introduce themselves to routine writing
- Editing: How to be edited — how to take criticism to heart to make our writing better
- Running a community blog
- Feature writing
- Creating video for the Web
The courses are part of USC and The New York Times Knowledge Network continuing education program, which offers students tailored, practical programs to enhance their professional paths, and the flexibility of online courses for both working and non-working adults. Courses feature USC faculty, in addition to New York Times journalists.