Litchfield County Times
Dec. 21, 2007
Northwestern Community College in Winsted announced that in January [Andy] Thibault, an investigative reporter, will teach a course in Writing For New Media.
The course will explore the background, research tools, writing styles and approaches used by bloggers active in this rapidly evolving news phenomenon that often breaks stories that are later picked up by conventional news outlets, like television and daily newspapers. Writing for this new media, students will learn how they can produce a blog and with friends and colleagues share news feeds, audio, video and photos via personal online journals.
Mr. Thibault currently publishes a blog he describes as covering "cops, courts, general news and the arts."
In a recent interview he said that Writing For New Media will not only appeal to prospective investigative reporters, but also to people who like "music, sports, politics, video games, or any of the various arts."
The interview with Thibault in which he discusses many other topics in addition to his approach to teaching Writing for New Media, can be found on the NCCC website, at www.nwcc.commnet.edu
Mr. Thibault is the author of three books, Law and Justice in Everyday Life, the most recent one, was published in 2002. He served as chief investigator for the Washington, D.C. public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, at the time of its investigation of corruption activities in the U. S. Commerce Department.
Writing For New Media will meet on Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. during spring 2008 semester.