District Syllabus
MMC2107
New Media Technologies Overview


Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Introduces the student to convergence journalism. Topics include news and feature writing in print and online formats, blogging, podcasting, incorporation of audio and video elements into stories, and legal concerns (libel, privacy). A writing emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Jennifer George-Palilonis. The Multimedia Journalist, 1st ed., Oxford University Press, Copyright 2013, 2013. ISBN: 9780199764525
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, students will know how to write simple news 
and feature stories in print and online formats, show an 
understanding of other forms of news delivery including podcasting, 
and recognize material that libels or invades privacy.
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
being taught.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught. All sections of MMC2107, however, will require: 1. Exercises in news and feature writing, audio recording, slideshow production, podcasting, and related topics. 2. At least one major story or project for The Corsair. 3. Quizzes and tests given at the instructor's discretion.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.