Multimedia Journalism Capstones

Online via Webex

The Department of Communication Arts will organize a public presentation and peer review for the capstones of the students enrolled in the Communication and Multimedia Journalism programs for spring 2020.

The presentations will be followed by questions and comments from the audience. 

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12:00 p.m. Lebanese Educational System: An Impairment (by Jana Barakat, Nour Khafaja, Kinda Zoghby)

The main purpose of this project is to accentuate the problems of the Lebanese curriculum. These problems affect the learning process in public and private schools, specifically when it comes to online learning and special education. Since solving the problems is crucial, possible solutions were provided from different experts in the field. The information about problems and solutions was collected through different methods specifically interviews, academic research, and a survey filled by the parents (N=192). This material is presented in a website which is divided into 3 sections: Lebanese Curriculum, Online Learning and Special Education. Also, the website presents the information in each section in various formats i.e. stories, videos, Q&A, and research.

12:30 p.m. A “Message” to Lebanese Journalists (by Maria Akiki and Maria Al Khoury)

This multimedia in-depth feature tackles the relation between the past assassinations of Lebanese journalists and the oppression they face nowadays. It reveals how journalists in the past got assassinated in comparison with today’s suppression on social media platforms, mainly Twitter. The feature also examines the professionalism of journalists on social media platforms in light of freedom of expression and censorship, while linking it to the transformation of journalism from “one to many” into “many to many”, and the role that ethics play in the work of journalists. The feature contains contextual analysis of tweets done by Lebanese journalists to explore the nature, objectivity and ethics of the tweets, as well as in-depth interviews with journalists. Four themes are formulated from the tweets which frame journalists as the comedian, the attacker, the admirer, and the neutral.

Academic supervision: Dr. Claudia Kozman