Monthly Archives: February 2014

Week 5

In Class: -Review Class Blogs and Comment -Discuss “Why I Blog” by Andrew Sullivan (discussion points here) -Discuss Advice for Writing Leads –In-Class Lead Writing Exercise –Twitter 101 For Journalism Students -Intro to Web Analytics –General Comments About Posts Assignments: –Post 4: Q … Continue reading

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General Comments About 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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Post 4: Q & A with Photo

Post 4: Q & A with Photo due Sunday, March 2 at 10 p.m. Worth 50 points Find a relevant person with something to say about your topic and interview him/her. You can do the Q & A in person, … Continue reading

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Intro to Web Analytics

The age of the big board “To build your 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 … Continue reading

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Twitter 101 For Journalism Students

Twitter 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 journalists. Twitter … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 19

In Class: –In-Class Headline Exercise -Discuss “Why I Blog” by Andrew Sullivan (discussion points here) -Discuss Blogger Beware by Roni Loren -Discuss Advice for Writing Leads –In-Class Lead Writing Exercise Assignments for Next Week: –Post 2 (Aggregation) and Post 3 (Free Post) Due Sunday, Feb. … Continue reading

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In Class Lead Writing Exercise

After the headline, your lead – a simple, clear statement consisting of the first few sentences of your story – is the most important part of your article. A lead must: Pull the reader in. Convey the basic information (who, … Continue reading

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