The Use of Digital Means in the Teaching and Learning of Multiplatform and Social Media News Reporting
Larrondo Ureta, Ainara
Agirreazkuenaga Onaindia, Irati
Peña Fernández, Simón
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The European Conference on Education 2017. Official Conference Proceedings : 283-294 (2017)
The debate promoted decades ago on the use of the ICT as a key factor for the learning processes in the university teaching, together with the advancements in the journalistic field support this paper approach (Scott, 2002). The main aim is to determine the value of using social media when training journalism students on the specific aptitudes that are being currently demanded by the media companies. In the light of these circumstances, this paper studies how online journalism and communication related subjects are dealing with these current instructional challenges. It provides data of an innovation education project aimed at developing Spanish and Brazil journalism students’ reporting skills via the use of social media and multiplatform news coverage. This project carried out jointly by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Spain and the Mato Grosso do Sul Federal University (UFMS) in Brazil develops the competences required to create multimedia features and social media reporting through cooperation between online journalism students from both universities.