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JTC 573 - Strategic Digital Communication

  • 3 credits

This is an applied graduate-level seminar on managing digital media projects and campaigns with the public and in organizations. We will utilize contemporary case studies involving communication and media management as key learning projects in this course.

Strategic communication planning requires the on-going assessment of the client’s strengths and weaknesses and those of the competition (or competition for the viewer’s attention in a crowded media universe). Planning a successful communication campaign or project is dependent on the implementation of carefully targeted messages in a variety of selected media.

Course objectives:
At the completion of this course each student will be able to:
• Solve communication management problems that involve the development of creative strategies and tactics to communicate the client’s messages to internal staff or carefully defined publics.
• Creatively identify the ideal media channels to effectively communicate the client’s selected messages.
• Create a proactive solution to an ethical communication dilemma in a company or organization.
• Explain how to manage creative teams who may be working across local, national, or international sites.
• Describe how applications such as social networks can be used strategically for internal and external digital communication in organizations.

Important Information

This course includes guest speakers, case studies, and group work through synchronous lectures on Zoom. Attendance is expected Monday evenings, 6:00 - 8:50 pm Mountain Time.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 720


  • Strategic Communications for PR, Social Media and Marketing, 7th Ed. (2016)
    Wilson, Ogden & Wilson
    ISBN: 978-1-5249-8314-7

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.