This University at Buffalo journalism class is an experiment in hyper local media, civic journalism and online reporting. It is also a study of how journalism is changing to match current technology.

In this class, we will study trends in current media and look at multimedia reporting produced by major news outlets. Students will hone their ability as editors and critical thinkers as they analyze projects and decide what aspects attract and repel readers and viewers.

Each student will do a semester-long project on a group, individual, organization or campaign on Buffalo’s West Side. Each component of the project will be a springboard to discuss facets of multimedia journalism and the ways stories can be told via different mediums.