Cronkite New Media Academy teaches digital media skills
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has opened registration for its third Cronkite New Media Academy, offering 10 sessions to develop multimedia Web skills.
The program, which runs over 10 Saturdays from March 13 through May 22, is designed for people who want to learn how to set up and develop a Web site for personal or professional use. It is taught by Cronkite professors and staff in the school’s state-of-the-art building on the Downtown Phoenix campus of
Cronkite Assistant Dean Kristin Gilger said the academy was developed in response to a growing demand from people who want Web skills.
“We’re hearing from a lot of people who say they need to know more to communicate successfully online,” Gilger said. “Things are changing so rapidly that skills can quickly get outdated.”
Participants learn how to design and develop a Web site, how to effectively present and edit photos for the Web, how to use social networking tools, how to do audio slideshows, and how to edit and use video on the Web.
Participants in the past two academies, held this past summer and fall, have come from a wide range of backgrounds and had a variety of goals. Some wanted to launch their own professional Web sites or businesses, some wanted to build personal Web sites, and others sought to advance their careers by building their digital media skills.
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The academy is held on Saturdays. Class size is limited to 20, and learning is hands-on.