Title

Learning by Doing: Teaching Multimedia Journalism Through Coverage of the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Department

Mass Communication and Journalism

Abstract

In-depth qualitative interviews with participants of a high school journalism workshop reveal that immersing students in coverage of a historically important news event enhances learning of multimedia journalism. Study explores how using a team-based approach to coverage of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a key event in Mississippi’s civil rights history, bolsters students’ ability to learn to tell stories using text, photos, video, social media, radio, and blogs. Ramifications for multimedia education are proposed.

Publication Title

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Volume

71

Issue

4

First Page

400

Last Page

412

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