DGMD E-53 Designing Stories for the Web
In the digital realm, web designers, bloggers, journalists, and content producers of all kinds need to engage readers in new ways. In this team-taught course, a web designer and a journalist join forces to highlight the crucial connection between form and content. Students alternate writing assignments (personal stories, how-to pieces) with designing their text on WordPress. They learn to revise content so that it is both meaningful and eye-catching, trying out listicles, timelines, and embedded tweets or video. In the process, they learn marketable skills as content designers and digital writers, producing personal portfolios and working collaboratively on a class magazine.