Monthly Archives: February 2013

Week 6

In Class: -“Pick of the Week” – Bar Camp News Innovation Conference – April 27 -A few things from Post 4 –Incorporating photography into your reporting. Bring camera to class. Assignments: -Read JournalismNext Chap 1 – Section on Web design -Read … Continue reading

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Incorporating Photography Into Your Reporting

“Often, reporters find themselves in the middle of something newsworthy or interesting, so basic photography skills are critical for anyone who considers herself or himself a journalist.” – JournalismNext 1. The best camera is the one you have with you. Use … Continue reading

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Post 5: Q&A with a Photo

Blog Post 5: Q & A with Photo due by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Find a relevant person with something to say about your topic. Aim high and have a back up. Prepare your questions. I suggest 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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9 More Things To Watch Out For

1. Master the blogging basics Make sure you are covering the blogging basics.  2. Is it newsworthy? Is it new? Is it informative? Is it local? Is it something we don’t know? Is it surprising? Is it interesting? Why is it … Continue reading

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How To Write a Great Lead

The lead—which refers to the first sentence or paragraph of your post—is your one shot to give your reader a great first impression. And you know what they say about first impressions…no second chances. For that reason each lead you … Continue reading

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Ten common issues in first round of posts

1. Run spell and grammar check. 2. Capitalization Review AP style – In general, avoid capitalization. Use a capital letter only if you can justify it – like proper nouns (specific person, place, or thing), compositions (books, movies, plays, poems, … Continue reading

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Week 5

In Class: -OJ “Pick of the Week” – Buzzfeed (The editor was featured in a NYTimes story over the weekend) –Post 4: 300-500 word article with two sources quoted -Ten common issues in first round of blog posts –Intro to HTML/CSS for journalists Assignments: Quiz … Continue reading

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