Field Trip to ABC News

 

The intrepid members of Journalism 1 Spring 09 at ABC News

The intrepid members of Journalism 1 Spring 09 at ABC News

I took my Journalism 1 class to visit ABC News in Midtown today. We saw a lot. Learned a lot. Ate Munchkins, provided by Prof. Virginia Breen who is spending the semester working at ABC News.com and who helped organize the trip. The topic of the day was The Future of Journalism. What is it? We had a fascinating discussion about Search Engine Optimization, in which online stories and headlines are loaded up with popular search terms to draw readers looking for stories through google and yahoo. The students got a lot of advice about how to make it in the business. Then we emerged into the glorious weather.

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