J220 Intro to Coding Interactive News Packages

This is a class that teaches students how to report, produce, and construct multifaceted news packages for both mobile and desktop. Students will work in teams to pitch and report on in-depth stories using a variety of media — text, photos, video, graphics, interactives — and learn how to design a longform story in a way that connects each piece into a cohesive narrative structure that is optimized for web, mobile, and social consumption. Focus will be on both design of the project, as well as research skills for reporting.
A major component of this course includes learning how to code HTML, CSS, entry-level JavaScript, RegEx, and Bootstrap. These are used both in designing the package, as well as understanding data research methods for reporting the stories.
This is a forward-thinking course. We aim to foster an environment that encourages experimentation and innovative thinking. Come prepared with big ideas, and plenty of ambition. This is your opportunity to try new things, and make your mark on a burgeoning area of the industry.



Time:  T 10-12

Location:  106 North Gate (Upper News)

Class Number:  38080

Section:  1

Units:  2

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

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