Breaking News(y): Two Cool New Media Classes at Missouri

Students at Missouri University’s School of Journalism are currently enrolled in a pair of cool new media courses, courtesy of new MU J-School partner Newsy.com.  The yet-to-be-launched site, founded by an MU alum, “offers an unprecedented global and macro point of view,” according to The Maneater student newspaper.  “The site collects video news from various media outlets worldwide and then analyzes and compares how multiple sources report the same story.”

 

 

Sounds impressive enough.  Interesting to see what it will actually look like.  In the meantime, its main contribution to MU is its staffers’ development of two courses that debuted this fall: advanced global converged news and global online marketing and advertising.  (Say that three times fast.)

 

In the latter class, according to the instructor, also Newsy’s vice president of marketing and community:

 

Students are learning about tools to analyze and track traffic to see what types of videos are popular with what type of audience.  The class is learning how to create a buzz online, how viral marketing works by using social networking sites like Facebook, social media sites like Digg and communication platforms like Twitter.

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