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Digital Journalism: SAE Institute and the Media Revolution

2010-03-31 15:48
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OXFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAE Institute, the world’s largest creative media technology educator is poised to commence the delivery of its first accredited Digital Journalism courses into the UK, Germany, US, Australia and the Middle East throughout 2010.

Occasionally referred to as 'Backpack Journalism’, Digital Journalism or Digital Reporting is a rapidly growing profession that encapsulates a number of key and core disciplines into a new breed of professional whom is writer, producer, director, camera and audio operator, editor and dispatcher all rolled into one. SAE therefore, with its global reach and vast media technology experience, is poised and postured to make a major impact on the Journalism profession and wider media industry alike.

Romy Hawatt, Senior Executive of the SAE Group said: “The acquisition and then the on-communication of information and knowledge for the benefit of current and future generations is an obligation on all of us. The challenge is to use technology to enhance human capital by capturing and effectively communicating this multitude of life experiences. By teaching and training individuals in the art and skill of story construction and telling, coupled with the creative use of the most advanced portable media technology, we should individually and collectively be able to amplify and accelerate the dissemination of information and knowledge. Apart from being a viable career path for male and female alike, the skill of communicating is both liberating and empowering and we hope will support self determination and individual freedom at the grass root as well as a corporate and government level. The new generation of Digital Journalist / Reporter whom we plan to produce should positively impact the global community.”

Be it news, lifestyle, current affairs, travel, sport, nature, special interest, science, politics, the arts, fashion, film or business it is a fact that the capacity to write, capture, collate, edit and quickly distribute information in an informative and entertaining way is significantly altering the style of reporting and programming globally.

Guy Warrington, British Consul-General, said: “Digital Journalism is highly applicable to the modern world, and, as the representative of the British Government, I’m delighted to support SAE on the launch of the new program. The company has strong ties to the UK, and our cutting edge creative environment. It’s great to see them launch this new strand of their innovative education program.”

The new breed of students will be provided and equipped from the outset with the latest JVC HD digital video camera and a software loaded current model MacBook Pro.

Uniquely, upon completion of studies/training, the new graduates will keep this high-end and technologically current equipment as their ‘tools of trade’.

Professor Zbys Klich, Director of Academic Affairs, SAE Group, said: “The graduates from this future-oriented course will be ‘boundary-spanners’, capable of seeking out unique stories, insights, and experiences for transmission. They will know no geographical borders, no technological barriers, and no creative boundaries. They are the fact finders and the knowledge builders of the future.”

*Source : ME NewsWire

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