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How Do We Train the Next Generation of Multimedia Journalists?

on May 29, 2014

Is it possible to teach a technology that will be outdated by next year? Computing science educators deal with this issue every year. But now that technology bleeds into every aspect of our lives and business, so teaching anything that has a technology connection may be outdated within a year.

This is especially a challenge for Richard Hart (@NextStepTV) who co-founder of the multimedia department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The nascent program, only three years old, is educating our future multimedia journalists in traditional and custom/corporate media. Hart is probably the best to teach this curriculum since he’s been a staple in Bay Area television and tech broadcasting. He was the co-host of Evening Magazine in San Francisco, but also he was the host of a variety of technology shows, such as The Next Step on The Discovery Channel, and various programs on CNET TV.

On this week’s episode of The Tear Down Show, we spoke to Hart about how he’s training many of tomorrow’s broadcasters, or really netcasters across all media.

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