Journalism majors showcase work produced during the 2019 spring semester
During the first week in May, journalism majors used the Belo Center for New Media to showcase the work they produced during the spring semester. The students in the Ethics in Journalism course (J352F) used augmented reality to help illustrate and explain the important ethical challenges facing today’s journalists. Groups in Associate Professor Amy Kristin Sanders’ class tackled topics ranging from bias in the news to media sensationalism in their posters featuring streaming video, cartoons, and other graphical elements. “The final project allowed students to showcase their content production skills to share the conceptual knowledge they’d learned,” Sanders said. “In the beginning, none of the students felt confident they could master the new technology, but they managed to produce outstanding posters."
"It really was an opportunity for them to put theory into practice." ~Amy Kristin Sanders, Associate Professor
The following Saturday, about 150 people watched six student teams show off mobile apps they created in the Mobile Media Apps Development (J339T), taught by Robert Quigley and Jeff Linwood. The winning team built an iOS app called “1Aux,” which allows multiple people to manage a music playlist for car rides. The team is comprised of journalism students Marina Nevejas and John Molhoek and computer science students Sonam Benakatti, Dayanny Cabaellero, and Godfrey Macasero. We had five other teams present iOS and Android apps. And on May 8, students in the Digital Innovations Capstone class (J363D), also taught by Robert Quigley, presented their final projects, which included podcasts, a video series, a web-based tool for beginning journalists and an Instagram page aimed at breaking stereotypes about East Asians.