Award-Winning Bowie State Professor Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard

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March 24, 2014


Damita Chambers
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Allissa Richardson to Develop Online Course for Mobile Journalism


(Bowie, Md.) – March 24, 2014 – A Bowie State University professor will develop a massive open online course (MOOC) to teach people how to effectively report the news using mobile devices, as one of five 2014 Visiting Fellows from Harvard University’s prestigious Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

Starting this week, Allissa Richardson, lecturer of journalism, will spend two weeks as a scholar-in-residence, building the online class as a free tool to teach veteran journalists, citizens, and journalism students how to effectively report news using only tablets, mp3 players or smartphones.

She started working on the course in fall 2013 and will continue her work at Harvard, as well as giving talks on mobile journalism and exchanges ideas with other Visiting Fellows.

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