Multimedia journalism students collaborate with Spotlight Media

Multimedia journalism students have been invited by Spotlight Media, a Fargo magazine company, to publish original reporting and digital storytelling in Spotlight’s five online and print magazines. Most student work will appear in “Fargo Monthly.”

Spotlight Media’s editorial director, Andrew Jason, sought collaboration with the multimedia journalism capstone class because the class publishes a magazine-style blog, “Doing It Downtown.” The blog’s tagline is “One downtown; 1 million possibilities.”

Dr. Deneen Gilmour teaches Comm 420/Digital Storytelling and created DoingItDowntown nine years ago as a real-world outlet for student journalism.

Students’ blog posts will be remixed for Spotlight mags – an opportunity for students to experience how work is remixed from one medium or publication to another in the digital media economy.

Jason graduated from MSUM in 2012 with a major in multimedia journalism. He turned his internship at then-fledgling Spotlight Media into a leadership role.