Course Details

Title Photo and Video Journalism
Field of Study Communication
Professor Joonhee Elliot Park (Joonhee.park@wheaton.edu)
Type Academic course
Delivery Type Online Track (100% online course): Pre-recorded
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule N/A Recorded
Course code ISS1060
Course number 18026

According to USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, fifty-one percent of U.S. adults watch YouTube videos and one-fifth of those users watch news videos specifically. That’s 10 percent of the adult population that uses YouTube for news. Nine out of ten 18-to-29-year-olds watch online videos, and almost half of those watch online news videos. That’s 24.5 million Millennials. YouTube statistics show there are 500 million mobile views per day and 300 hours of videos are uploaded per minute in 2018. Mobile Media is now a major platform for journalism.

In Photo & Video Journalism, students will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling using digital photos and videos. The course covers the process of pre-production for independent mobile journalism including subject research, idea development, working with cultural subjects, on-site production, photo and video editing, and publishing online.

In addition to gaining the specifics of pre-production research and activities, students will learn production of digital photos and video, post-production and publishing online. The online journal containing a short journalism-style video and photos about the story of your choice in South Korea. Note that each student will be teamed with a partner and the team will collaboratively produce the photos & video journal you propose in the class. Therefore, the development of the proposals will include your team discussion and refining.

·       Understand mobile journalism trend and non-fictional storytelling

·       Develop their own ideas and deliver them through images

·       Produce stories using digital photos and videos

  • Any imaging device: Digital Camera or Smart Phone
  • Computer lab and image editing software Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro will be provided

Materials: All reading materials and references will be provided by the instructor

Lesson Plan
Class 1: Mobile journalism and visual storytelling
Class 2: Topic selection and subject research
Class 3: Interview techniques and in-class practice
Class 4: Journalism photography basics
Class 5: Photo essay with a subject of your choice
Class 6: Field research in the city
Class 7: Publishing 3-page photo essay and article
Class 8: Five modes of journalism videos
Class 9: Recording video and audio on location
Class 10: Recording narration, interview, and ambience
Class 11: Field research in the city
Class 12: Video and audio editing basics
Class 13: Advanced editing techniques
Class 14: Publishing online Photo & Video journal
Class 15: Project reviews and critics
Last Updated April 16, 2021
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