M.S. IN COMMUNICATIONS
Concentration: Journalism Innovation
Degree Award Date: May of 2024
I'm currently pursuing a Master's in Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University with a specialization in multimedia. My coursework has been a dynamic journey, covering various aspects of modern journalism. I've delved into web and mobile story production, data-driven journalism, emerging media platforms, and content management.
This program has equipped me with the skills needed to stay at the forefront of journalism in today's digital age. I've learned how to harness the power of new mobile and social media trends to engage and inform audiences effectively. Additionally, I've gained the ability to acquire, analyze, and visualize data in a journalistic context, adding depth to the stories I tell.
Furthermore, the program has exposed me to cutting-edge technologies like virtual reality, 360 video, sensors, and drones, which are shaping the future of journalism. These emerging tools allow me to enhance the stories I cover in innovative and immersive ways. Sharing what I've learned with my colleagues and helping organizations stay ahead of emerging trends will undoubtedly contribute to mutual growth and success.
EMERGING MEDIA PLATFORMS
In this course, I learned how to identify, scrutinize, test, and utilize new technologies in a journalistic setting. The broad technology categories I explored included virtual reality, 360 video, aerial drone videography, structural data capture, sensor journalism, and AI-enabled chat bots.
I explored how to use data to discover, enhance, and back news stories. I learned the ropes of finding and manipulating data sets, and I even gained the skills to craft my very own data sources to supercharge my reporting.
WEB & MOBILE STORY PRODUCTION
I took a creative, hands-on course that focused on strategies for rethinking and reinventing the editorial experience for digital audiences. I learned about creating journalism for evolving media forms while building my portfolio and storytelling skills.
PERSONAL PROJECT #2
Flavor on Wheels - Final Project
INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY (IDEA)
During my program in the online M.S. in Communications and Communications Management programs, I had the opportunity to participate in two weekend-long immersions. These event-filled weekends took place on the Syracuse University campus and in U.S. and international cities that offered a variety of topical themes.