Journalism students are eager to experiment with new platform storytelling

By Dawn McMullan

INMA

Dall, Texas, USA

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Teachers of journalism students often learn from their students, says Brent Atwood, director of integrated strategic communication at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. 

Snapchat, Periscope ... if it’s a mobile app delivering the news, they look at it, Atwood says: “The students tell us, ‘Hey, why aren’t you using this platform?’ and we are very open to experimenting on it.”

Students entering college have an intuitive sense of how to use mobile, both as users and creators, Atwood INMA Mobile Strategies Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA.

“We have to adapt to how storytelling is best delivered through mobile platforms. So there are different editing techniques, different ways to think about how the media is consumed.”

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