After a summer Back in the Newsroom, journalism professors are headed back to the classroom

After a summer Back in the Newsroom, journalism professors are headed back to the classroom

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Students in Howard University journalism professor Yolanda McCutchen’s intro to broadcast journalism class have, in the past, focused solely on learning to report, write, and produce segments for television. But when her students return to campus this month, they’ll also be required to learn a new set of skills: producing video stories specifically for the web.McCutchen, who was a broadcast journalist before entering academia, spent her summer at The Washington Post. She was embedded with the Post’s PostTV video staff for half her tenure at the paper, and it was there where she said she got a sense of how her students needed to be able to grasp the differences between traditional TV broadcast news and video specifically for the Internet.“I believe they need to do both because you never know where you’re going to end up after graduation,” McCutchen told me, adding that she now planned on also teaching her students mobile reporting techniques. “You need to be prepared. Even if you end up at a TV station, you could end up at the digital department.”@ICFJ #BackInTheNewsroom fellows visiting the @washingtonpost TV studios – thanks for the tour Tracy! pic.twitter.com/ZSjhho2Lcy

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