Saturday, October 24, 2009

Twitter Becomes a Required Class For a Journalism Major

Students enrolled in Australia’s Griffith University must now take a Twitter class for their Journalism Major. This does make sense as social media is becoming an ever increasingly important part of journalism. Social media is being an increasingly important aspect of most jobs.

"Worried that too many tweets are mere pointless babble? So is Australia’s Griffith University, who recently made Twitter education part of the mandatory courseload for journalism students.

According to a senior lecturer at the University, “Some students’ tweets are not as in depth as you might like.” The solution? Make Twitter writing practice a compulsory part of the course curriculum for would-be journalists.

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