1. Garrett starts by reviewing his short list of graduate
schoolsthat offer science journalism programs.
4. The link leads to an article entitled Stony Brooks School of
Journalism Unveils Newsroom of the Future. The article is dated
October, 2007, a full nine years ago---an eternity in the internet
age. He wonders if the schools newsroom is as cutting edge as the
website copy claims. Maybe theyve kept pace, but he cant find any
recent information about the schools technical resources to
evaluate. technical resources to evaluate.
5. About to give up, he clicks around on a few more links, this
time one for videos. One the videos page, he finds a section called
SOJ Resources (whatrever that is). Clicking on a video, there, he
finds that it was recorded much more recently--just two years ago.
The video includes a narrated tour of the newsroom that explains
its technical capabilities which have, in fact, been modernized
since the newsrooms 2007 opening.modernized since the newsrooms
6. The newsroom looks great, but the school really went out of
itsway to make it hard for prospective students to learn about it
online. Garrett thinks the web folks at this school arent paying
attention. It leaves a bad impression for a school thats tyring
tosell its communications program..
2. He reviews the Stony Brook University School of
JournalismGraduate Programs home page and is intrigued by the
prominent mention of an up-to-date $1.3 million dollar newsroom.
Soundspretty exciting but there are no links or details to be
3. Garrett thinks it odd that a school boasting of that kind of
reource wouldnt go into detail. He gets creative and decides touse
the sites search function, entering the exact phrase found on the
home page. He gets a hit for an article about the newsroom and
clicks the link.
Garrett follows technology trends and he feels that a successful
communicator has to be able to take advantage of the latest
trends--social media, sophisticated video software, websites, and
more. He want to find a school thats been keeping up, one that will
give him access to the latest hardware and techniques.