Week 5

In Class
-So, how should we feel about headlines and clickability?
-Briefly discuss TechnicallyPhilly (news blog of the week)
-Take a look at each other’s blogs and give feedback
Writing leads
Intro to simple web analytics
Social media and journalism
Examples of Solid Q&A posts
-Tips on conducting good interviews

Assignments:
-Post 5: Free Choice due Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m.

Reading:
Buzzfeed (news blog of the week). Make sure you check out their recent video of Pres. Obama. Here’s some background on the site. Buzzfeed set out to be the “first true social news organization – that is, an outfit built on the understanding that readers increasingly get and share their news on Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms.” Find one post you think is a good example of “combining traditional reporting and experimental methods of social distribution.” Come to class next Tuesday ready to talk about it.

-JournalismNext Chapter 3 – “Crowd-powered collaboration”
-JournalismNext Chap 10 – “Managing news as a conversation”
-JournalismNext Chap 11 – “Building a digital audience for news”
-JournalismNext Chapter 4 – “Microblogging and social media”

Looking ahead:
Post 4: Q & A with Photo will be due Tuesday, March 3 (50 points)

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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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