Post 2 (Aggregation) and Post 3 (Preview) Due by Sunday at 8pm

Post 2: Aggregation – Worth 15 points

News aggregation is a term used to describe human or computer generated collection and republishing of online information.

Purpose:
-Active way for reporters to do research on a subject. Learn what others are writing about and saying then share it.
-Provides a service to your audience. You do the work of finding and organizing the best information on your topic.
-Links out from your publication to others (which helps generate authority and traffic for your publication).

Post requirements:
-Write a post that pulls together and organizes online information that is useful for your reader.
-Your post should include at least 5 hyperlinks.
-Upload a photo to add some artwork to the post. Take your own photo, follow fair use guidelines, or use Creative Commons image. Give photo credit in the caption.

For example:
-Uwishunu’s Weekend Picks
-Technically Philly’s Friday Tech Links
-Nieman Lab’s This Week in Review

Post 3 (Preview Post) – Worth 15 points

Over the next month, you will do:

-A 300-500 word news article related to your beat topic.
-A Q & A with someone who has something interesting to say about your beat topic.
-A photo post of an event/location/people/ related to your topic

This week’s assignment – your preview post – is an opportunity to plan ahead. Think of the topics, events, location, or kinds of people you may want to cover in the coming weeks. Brainstorm. Do some research. Send out some emails. Make some phone calls. And then write a post that previews your plans. Be as concrete and specific as you can. If something falls through, that’s OK. But set some goals. Make them public. Then do your best to deliver.

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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