Joi Ito to run Digital Journalism Course at P2PU

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Rebecca Kahn

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Jun 2, 2010, 5:15:12 AM6/2/10
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P2PU is delighted to announce that Joi Ito, who is teaching his
Digital Journalism course at Keio University this summer, will be
collaborating with P2PU, to run the course online as well. Digital
Journalism 2010 will run for seven weeks with seven physical meetings
which will be webcast and allow for online participation.
Additionally, asynchronous communications will continue between
classes on mailing lists, the class blog, wiki, and the P2PU platform.

Digital Journalism 2010 is “an introduction to online journalism,
citizen media and the use of social networks for journalism and
collective action. Participants will work on self defined projects
either as individuals or in groups using any combination of media
types including video, photographs, illustrations and text as well as
online tools such as blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and any
other reasonable tool the participant or team would like to use.” In
addition to learning about how the journalism landscape is rapidly
changing, participants will learn to research and create news online
by publishing stories of their own in teams. These stories will be
presented to the class (and the world).

The course is a work in progress, so the community can contribute by
suggesting readings, activities, and more. To participate in the
course remotely via P2PU, you can sign up to apply at
www.p2pu.org/journalism. Sign-up is open now and although the course
will begin on Friday, 4 June, we have some spaces left, so if you're
interested, please head over to the site and join us.

Joi Ito teaches Digital Journalism annually as part of the Keio
Graduate School of Media Design. He has contributed pieces to the New
York Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, and Wired. He is also a
prolific photographer and if you didn’t already know, the CEO of
Creative Commons.

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