This course is offered to carter to the needs of producing online news to audience of various interests with unlimited online news being offered. Thus this course aims to provide understandings of online news production both from the Western and Malaysian experience. From here, students will be further exposed with online newswriting principles in line with Islamic teachings [news production process]. Besides that, the emphasis of the course is also to familiarize students in producing reliable dakwah messages [content of news] and using such technology in the borderless communication world.


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