Rich's Musings

This blog is a collection of thoughts about teaching journalism and how I teach journalism at Cerritos College.

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Rich Cameron has been the chair of the Journalism program at Cerritos College since 1997. He teaches a variety of journalism classes and advises the school newspaper, the Talon Marks. Prior to 1997 he taught at West Valley College in northern California for more than 16 years. He has also taught at Reedley and Merced community colleges.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

New media has old look

Saw this clip in the LA Times today:

Emmy AwardWhen the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences created a new Emmy award this year for news and documentary programs produced for websites, mobile phones and iPods, the group aimed to recognize the best of new media. But when the award is presented in September, the winner will likely be old media.

That's because five of the seven nominees for the so-called emerging media Emmy announced Monday were actually reports done by websites of the New York Times or the Washington Post. The traditional television news divisions were shut out of the category.

All the more reason we need to get a jump on training students for multi-media storytelling. By the time our students go on, complete their four-year degrees and start working in the media, they need to have the skillsets and mindsets to tell stories in these formats. But we can't stop teaching the basics while we add the new skills.


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