Monthly Archives: September 2012

Week 5

In Class: –Post 4: 300-500 word article with two sources quoted –Basic web analytics/SEO –28 ways to grow audience –Twitter 101 for journalists –Intro to HTML/CSS for journalists Assignments: -Quiz 2 on Wednesday, October 3. It will cover anything we … Continue reading

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Post 4: 300-500 word article with two sources quoted

Post 4: Original 300-500 word article that quotes at least two sources. Due Saturday at 8 p.m. Required elements: Compelling, descriptive headline that uses keywords. (See How to Write Effective Web Headlines) 300-500 word article formatted for the web. Write it and … Continue reading

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Basic web analytics/SEO

Web Analytics “To build you audience online, you need to analyze what you publish, what your readers like and don’t like, and then do more of what they like. You also need to make sure that your content, especially content … Continue reading

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28 ways to grow your audience

1. Have something to say. Say it well. 2. Break news. 3. Be a novice. Be an expert. Be a guide. 4. Carve out a niche. 5. Write with an honest, personal voice. 6. Create original content. 7. Digest information and spit it … Continue reading

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Twittter 101 for journalists

Twitter, microblogging service, launched in 2006. Today, it has become an increasingly important part of how people get news. One-third of adults under 30 get news on social networks, and about a third of Twitter users follow a news organization or individual … Continue reading

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Really basic into to HTML/CSS for journalism students

Four reasons why journalism students need to know basic HTML/CSS 1. So you can trouble shoot your own blog/website. 2. It is on the “essential list” of journalism skills (and many internships and entry level jobs require it). 3. It’s … Continue reading

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Week 4

In Class: –Post 2 (Aggregation) and Post 3 (Free Choice) –10 Common Types of Blog Posts –Tips for Writing for the Web –Writing Effective Headlines for the Web and Mobile Devices –Linking Like a Journalist –How I Will Grade Blog Posts Assignments: -Read Nieman Lab article … Continue reading

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