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 perspective. The success of this blog is a testament to the importance of bringing something unique to the table. So you’re blogging about local restaurants? Video games? The local music scene? Cool…but it’s going to get lost in the commotion unless you give your readers a unique reason to visit every week. Come to class ready to talk about it.

-Highlighting a few aspects of WordPress.com’s CMS
-Grading rubric or What I’m looking for in a blog post
Common types of blog posts
Tips for writing for the web
Writing web headlines
Leads

Assignments:
-Read NPR’s CodeSwitch (news blog of the week)
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 3 – “Crowd-powered collaboration”
-Read JournalismNext Chap 10 – “Managing news as a conversation”
Post 2: Aggregation and Post 3: Free Choice due by Sept. 28 at 10 p.m

 

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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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