The graduate is prepared to perform the duties of an editor/content manager of all communication products. The course covers the application of the latest techniques and theory from military and civilian experts in layout and design, journalism, imagery, graphics and Internet-based capabilities. It provides experienced military communicators with advanced instruction in determining and refining content, designing attractive and functional products, coaching writers and photographers, making ethical decisions, and staff management. Students receive comprehensive training in adapting techniques through publication redesigns and critiques. This course will culminate in an improvement presentation.
Location: 6500 Mapes Road, Ft. Meade, Md.
Special Information: Students should have access to the product(s) or publications(s) they work on or contribute to regularly. Students should have access to the analytics or metrics for their unit's online platforms. If applicable, bring the editorial policy, and the most recent readership survey and results or have access to this material. Students should have a working knowledge of desktop publishing software. Individuals not meeting course prerequisites must obtain a written waiver, coordinated through their service training officers/managers/detailers, from the DINFOS commandant prior to enrollment. Quota managers requesting waivers must coordinate training seats after waivers are granted.
Note: FY21 course schedules have been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We appreciate your patience during this time.