Monthly Archives: September 2014

Week 5

In-Class: -Highlighting a few aspects of WordPress.com’s CMS –Linking like a journalist –Tags and Categories –Writing headlines for web and mobile –Leads Assignments: -Read NPR’s CodeSwitch (news blog of the week) – Try to find one post that makes your … Continue reading

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Post 4: Q&A with a Photo

Blog Post 5: Q & A with Photo due by 10:00 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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Writing Leads

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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Week 4

In-Class: -Discuss Renegade Mothering –What I love about this blog is that the author takes a REALLY common topic (I mean come on, could there BE anymore mothering blogs out there!?) and makes it very unique because of her style, honesty and … Continue reading

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Post 2: Aggregation and Post 3: Free Choice due Sunday, Sept. 28

Both posts are due Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m.  Post 2: Aggregation – Worth 25 points News aggregation is a term used to describe human or computer generated collection and republishing of online information. It is an active way for reporters … Continue reading

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Writing Effective Headlines for Web and Mobile Devices

You have two audiences online: readers and search engines. For readers: Headlines should be simple, literal and direct. They must motivate readers to click. For search engines: Search engines look for keywords. If a headline contains keywords that are also repeated in the text of … Continue reading

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Tips for Writing for the Web

Writing for the web can be different than writing for print. Part of the issue is how people read online. They surf, skim and click. While the web has room for all styles of writing, these tips might help you … Continue reading

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