Course Number: ISPEC-UT 100 | 2 units | Instructor: Arun Chaudhary
Marshall McLuhan said, "Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools!" First print media, and now broadcast (radio and television) journalism have slowly become "yesterday's tools" as more and more consumers receive their news online, via social media, through podcasts, and other "tools" of today. This course will train and equip aspiring filmmakers and journalists with the knowledge and skills to use these new tools to tell digital stories in the digital age. The similarities betweeen the Hollywood film industry and Washington D.C. will emerge when we examine the conventions of both politics and digital storytelling and see where they overlap. While both have always depended on conveying a narrative, the available tools and technologies have changed.
Note: Graduate students interested in applying to this program should contact the Office of Tisch Special Programs.