Monthly Archives: January 2014

Week 2

–Blogging Basics –Ethics talk –Pitch your beat in class on Monday, Feb. 3 –Blog Setup Assignments: -Read JournalismNext Chapter 1 – “We are all digital workers now,” but skip section on Web design -Read JournalismNext Chapter 2 – “Blogging for better … Continue reading

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Assignment: Blog Setup and Introduction

Due Sunday, February 9 by 8 p.m. Each student will select a beat and set up and maintain a blog. The blog must have a specific focus (i.e., a subject, a neighborhood, a specific topic). Your topic must be approved … Continue reading

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Setting Up Your Blog

Set up your blog and get started. Here is how to begin… If you are using the free version of Word Press: 1. Sign Up Go to http://www.wordpress.com and click on “Get a Free Site.” Follow the sign up instructions. If you … Continue reading

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Beat Pitch Due Monday, Feb. 3

Due Monday, Feb. 3 at beginning of class First, review the advice for picking a beat for this semester. When you have a topic, write out your beat pitch in concrete and specific terms. Your beat pitch must describe: 1. Topic, geographic location, … Continue reading

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Blogging Basics

A place to start: basics, blog lists, blog search engines, award-winning blogs, beat blogs, and some advice from JournalismNext. WHAT IS A BLOG? Term = web + log Content-wise a blog can be whatever the author wants it to be. For … Continue reading

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Week 1

In Class: -Introductions –Course overview –Equipment -What are we talking about when we talk about journalism? What makes online journalism unique? -Thinking about your beat for the semester Assignments: -Read JournalismNext – Forward and Intro -Browse the list of winners of the 2013 Online … Continue reading

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Picking a Beat

For this class, I am asking you to take a particular approach to blogging which has been called “beat blogging.” Beatblogging.org defines the term as “any blog that sticks to a well-defined beat or coverage area, whether it is the work … Continue reading

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