Community Voices: Online Hub


This is a practice-based module simulating a contemporary digital newsroom. Content is focused on issues and concerns within GMIT and its locality, the student community and the communities from which they come. Material will be showcased through a wide range of media on a dedicated website. Emphasis is placed on the ability to articulate community voices rather than simply the opinions of contributors. 

Students will investigate, research and report upon core concerns. They will construct and design a website, upload and format material, and manage the turnover of online content throughout the year long module. Material (written, audio, visual, digital) is to be delivered to a standard suitable for public consumption. Emphasis is also placed on developing interpersonal skills crucial to a team working environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Appraise topics of relevance and develop a professional proposal/pitch

  2. Construct first order research and develop material utilising a wide range of digital media (text, audio, visual)

  3. Appraise the ethical principles governing public accountability in media production and abide by current guidelines and regulations

  4. Undertake tasks such as website construction, design, uploading material, formatting, proofing, content management, appreciating the metrics and understanding of audience engagement

  5. Implement interpersonal skills, appreciating a positive attitude and the ability to listen, empathise, critically evaluate and communicate as a team-worker

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