St. Joseph's journalism students learn about adapting to digital media
by Andrew Shilling
Dec 07, 2012 | 2482 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Digital Media executives from NBC News field questions from journalism students and professors at St. Joseph's College. Pictured from left to right are Theodore Hamm, moderator and professor of Journalism and New Media Studies, Ryan Osborn, Tim Peek, executive producer of Transformation and Next Media Productions at NBC News, and Lou Dubois, social media editor at NBC News.
Digital Media executives from NBC News field questions from journalism students and professors at St. Joseph's College. Pictured from left to right are Theodore Hamm, moderator and professor of Journalism and New Media Studies, Ryan Osborn, Tim Peek, executive producer of Transformation and Next Media Productions at NBC News, and Lou Dubois, social media editor at NBC News.
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Students and faculty filled the auditorium at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) for a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of digital media executives from NBC News.

Today, they are in charge of adapting to the new world of trending, apps and everything technology; however Ryan Osborn, vice president of Digital Innovation at NBC News, explains that the future is what makes their job the most interesting.

“At our core at NBC News, we’re focused on good storytelling, and telling the best narratives with the smartest information across whatever platform that takes,” Osborn explained. “The origins of our company are from radio and television, and we’re now at a place where our reporting is going to look across many different platforms.”

Richard Greenwald, dean and professor of History and Sociology at SJC, stressed the importance of becoming a self-starter in the ever-changing world of journalism, and that students have to look at the field from a more entrepreneurial point of view.

“They have to understand that the model has changed,” Greenwald said. “If they’re lucky enough to get a job, they’re not going to be sent along with a photographer who’s going to take pictures. They’re going have to do all of that themselves.

“It’s my hope that the students come out of the program with a great skill setting of a good journalist,” he added.

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