Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week 2

In Class: -What are we talking about when we talk about journalism? What makes online journalism unique? –Blogging basics -Peer blog pitch –Ethics quiz: Permission, waivers, plagiarism, copyright, fair use and Creative Commons Assignments: -Read JournalismNext Chapter 1 – “We are … Continue reading

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Your Beat Pitch

Email your beat pitch to me by 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1 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 … Continue reading

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Ethics Talk

Here are some basics for doing your work this semester… 1. Code of Ethics Each student is responsible for the content of her/his online publication. Students are expected to adhere to a blogger’s code of ethics. Students must also adhere to … 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 –Grading –Assignments –Equipment -What are we talking about when we talk about journalism? What makes online journalism unique? -Thinking about your beat for the semester. Assignments: -Browse the list of winners and finalists of the 2014 Online News Association … Continue reading

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Picking a Beat for the Semester

For this class, I am asking you to take a journalistic 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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Welcome to Online Journalism 1 – Spring 2015

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the online news landscape. Students learn which principles of traditional journalism can and should be applied to the web, and what makes online journalism unique. Students gain this knowledge through reading assignments, class discussion and … Continue reading

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