In September, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences will launch a newsroom where communications students will provide news coverage and in-depth stories about the Zernike campus.
Translation by Traci White
According to the Groninger Internet Courant, the newsroom’s coverage area will be the Zernike campus, which is home to facilities of the University of Groningen, the Hanze and several business clusters. Second year students in the Hanze’s communications programme will conduct interviews, write stories and provide visual coverage of the academically-oriented area in the north of the city of Groningen.
The latest developments on the media landscape will play a leading role for the students. The newsroom participants will have access to storytelling tools like SINON, an app that provides templates to combine photos and videos with written text into one coherent package.
Omroep OOG, HanzeMag, self-publishing platform Grandioos Groningen and the marketing and communications department of the Hanze will be participating in the new project, providing assignments, guidance, editing and publishing opportunities for the students.
Digital Society Hub is an initiative of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences which launched in 2017. The hub is meant to provide a central location for students, researchers, instructors entrepreneurs and local companies to work together on projects with digitally-focused themes, namely cyber security, computer games, Big Data and interactive media.