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Sizzling Images 2014: A Face-to-Face Change of Pace

By Casey Peterson to DJD Blog

In summer 2014, some DJD students took to the streets of St. Petersburg to hone their skills in food photography. Taught by Tampa Bay Times photographer Scott Keeler, Sizzling Images was the kick-off class for the graduate Food Writing and Photography Certificate program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Besides graduate and undergraduates, the course attracted several community members who took it as a workshop.

  • Food writing
  • Photography

An Online Degree - Would you like a Certificate with That?

By Casey Peterson to Press Room

As the completely online master’s program in Digital Journalism and Design has grown, so has the department of journalism and media studies. That’s why, beginning in fall 2014, we’ll be offering an online graduate certificate program in Food Writing and Photography! This program is the first-of-its-kind in the nation, and caters to non-degree seekers and degree seekers alike. By completing five courses worth 15 total credits, you can obtain a Food Writing and Photography Graduate Certificate from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

  • Graduate certificate
  • Food writing
  • Online education

Getting Started

By Kelly St.Onge to DJD Blog

Being a student-journalist is no easy task. Journalism in itself is a type of shark pool to say the least. We have all heard the saying “dive in” and I feel, in journalism, that’s exactly what you have to do.

  • Journalism
  • Student journalist
  • Backpack journalist

VideoWorks: Behind the Scenes at DJD

By Casey Peterson to DJD Blog
Ever wonder where the course content for the Digital Journalism and Design program comes from? Check out this behind the scenes look at VideoWorks, an in house video production and webcasting studio in the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s department of journalism and media studies.
  • VideoWorks
  • Webcasting
  • Video production
  • Studio

Mobile Phone Photography - Whether You're Partnering With Professionals or On Your Own

By Victoria Lim to DJD Blog

We’re reminded of how seemingly disposable journalists are with the recent firing of the Chicago Sun-Times’ entire photography staff. It hurts journalism, and it hurts the community.

Now, the remaining journalists will be given iPhone photography training. If you believe this commercial, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera.

  • Chicago sun-times
  • Photography
  • Cell phones
  • Mobile phones
  • IPhone


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