Techtalkers: Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldbausch-Parker (ESF)
Format: Online: Introductory lectures and discussions followed by in-class and out-of-class team project work
Timeline: March 30th - April 29th, 2021
Objectives: Students will gain experience with the conceptualization and production of texts for public consumption. We want to provide an intercultural experience for our German and US students as well as give them experience communicating out to intercultural audiences.
Tasks: Production of a science and technology blog. Students will work in mixed teams and choose their own topics within the areas of science, technology and environment. Through joint teamwork and small groups, students will work on concept generation and text production for the blog. Each student is expected to co-produce three texts during the course of the experience, with the text publication being a group effort. Students will take one of a handful of roles in the publication process (e.g., writer, illustrator, editor). All publications will be published in both English and German.