All content on JMS Reports is written and produced by seniors and graduate students as part of JMS 550, Multimedia News Laboratory, the capstone journalism class in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. The objective of the class is to provide students with an opportunity to showcase and enhance their reporting skills while utilizing the latest digital multimedia equipment.
Students report on issues throughout San Diego County using Sony high-definition video cameras, Zoom H4 and H2 digital audio recorders and digital still cameras. Editing is done with Final Cut Pro versions 7 and 10.
Beginning in the spring 2016, and as part of a pilot class to incorporate the latest technology to train students in mobile journalism, some students began using iPads and iMovie for collecting, editing and publishing the news.
While this course incorporates the principles of convergence and multimedia storytelling, traditional journalistic ethics and values remain the foundation of the class.
Permission must be obtained before reprinting or utilizing any of the material produced on this website.