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California journalism students to be provided with iPads

Journalism students at a US university will be given iPads during their course to help them learn to file multimedia news stories from the latest technologies.

According to a release on the University of Southern California’s website, students on the Specialised Reporting course will be given the device as part of training to prepare them for reporting from various locations.

Course professor Bill Celis says the students will be encouraged to “push the boundaries” of the device in their production of multimedia journalism.

“Students can file stories from the field that include audio and slideshows. I’m teaching the same vital journalism skills I’ve always taught while ensuring the students have experience in the latest and emerging technologies.”

Hat tip: phoneArena.com

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