Pioneering class in J101 FULLY BOOKED: J101 for and by Gen Z: News Reporting to Change the World
(Can we report the news in a way that will change people’s behavior?)
Fully booked: This is a field-work-writing-reporting-production class. Because of the nature of the class, and in order to maximize the learning process, overbooking could not be made. Marami pong salamat.
The introduction to the course consists of: the fundamentals of journalism, elements of news, and the news format. Class members will be given exercises to make sure they are aware of the principles of news reporting.
In the third week of classes, class members will be asked to write, report on, and produce their own 30-second quick news report videos uploaded in their own YouTube account or Twitter site or as IG stories every two weeks throughout the semester (deadlines will be observed STRICTLY: This is a journalism class).
The Journ 101 section started the news-selfie-video-reporting format more than five years ago but with only two big projects by each class member: soft news and police report.
This J101 Gen Z semester will focus on beats that matter to the present generation in a fast-paced and visual format. After learning the fundamental of journalism and accomplishing the exercises on principles of news reporting, we will innovate with the news format produced by and for the Gen Z audience.
In this connection, class members are required to either set up their own YouTube account or Twitter site or IG platform (or to borrow a friend’s account if they are unusually shy) this week.
Class members will then be asked to produce their 30-seconder-news report videos uploaded in their own YouTube account or Twitter site or as IG stories in any of the following beats (class member’s choice) every two weeks:
Climate Emergency: How Consumers (crowd and individual behavior), fed and left with no choice by Big Business Corporations, are affecting the environment (manufacturers should be named)
Infrastructure, corruption, inefficiency
Poverty and the Displacement caused by the State
Reporting for the Voiceless
The Brave face the Bullies in Social Media
Instructions for class members:
Before we dive then, please take a look at the following video discussion on the fundamentals of news reporting (five videos) followed by a video discussion on “Smartphone Journalism” (two videos). Then, please accomplish the profile with deadline five days from now, Saturday 5pm Jan. 25.
Elements of News