Social Media and British Journalism
Make study abroad part of your Mass Communication education!!
USM’s British Studies Program includes Social Media and British Journalism, a course that provides students with a look at the world of “Inky wretches, oddball bloggers and talking heads” each summer in London. The course, taught by Dr. David R. Davies and Maggie Williams, will take you from racy tabloids with the latest on Prince William and Lady Gaga to the raucous commentary that often sparks legal action. The four-week course finds you based in the heart of London with easy access to all the city has to offer. The class uses London and the surrounding area as its classroom, visiting all aspects of the British media. Students learn the who, what and why of Britain’s communication industry – not just print but also broadcast, public relations, and advertising – as they become literate in blogging, videography, photography, and podcasting. Appropriate for any major, our student Mo-Jos (Mobile Journalists) will compile a body of work online as they develop and stretch their practical and academic skills in one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Experience in traditional journalism and/or social media technology helpful but not required. The class also includes a trek to Dublin, Ireland, for a chance to have a look at another brand of UK media there. Students return home with a nuanced understanding of the global news marketplace with hands-on, marketable experience using the very technology the marketplace demands.
Interested? Check out the class website to learn more about the course, Social Media and British Journalism, and the instructors by viewing britishjournalism.com. Go to the International Programs website to learn more about the British Studies Program and its offerings along with other study abroad opportunities available at Southern Miss.