Can’t say we don’t know a good thing when we see it!
This fall, DePaul will be starting what is most likely the country’s first college level communications class dedicated to Twitter.
The course, “Digital Editing: From Breaking News to Tweets”, will teach journalists the skills to evaluate and verify the authenticity of reporting from citizen journalists online.
Only a few months ago we profiled DePaul graduate Craig Kanalley, founder of BreakingTweets.com, who will teach the course. Here’s what he has to say about the course, courtesy of the DePaul Newsroom:
“Thousands share information about these stories and how they’re affected through Twitter every day, and there’s a need to sift through this data to find relevant information that provides story tips and additional context for these events.”
We’re looking forward to hearing how this groundbreaking new class is going to turn out. Alums, any thoughts about it?