Today I typed press releases and articles to inform the community of news and events. And today I blogged. I typed information for the community about news and events.
There’s an event coming up that will examine what I am doing this very second. Sure, I’m blogging. But am I reporting? Is this journalism? And does that mean anyone can be a journalist?
Well, here is the report:
Journalism in the Digital Age, a day-long symposium sponsored by RITï¿½s Department of Communication, will take place Monday, Dec. 5, in the Student Alumni Union. The event examines how traditional methods for reporting, writing, photographing, filing, editing and publishing news are being revamped in response to the digital revolution.
J. Ford Huffman, editor of USA Today, will speak as just one of the national experts on mass media and the digital age. The event also features Michael Kane, president and publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle; and Chuck Samuels, news director at WHAM-TV (Channel 13).
Journalism in the Digital Age is free and open to the public. For more information, including an event schedule, and to register online, visit www.rit.edu/journalism.