Monthly Archives: September 2015

TED Radio Hour: What You Do Online Matters!

“In the old days people used to say, ‘The Internet is not the real world.’ I don’t think anybody believes that anymore. The Internet is the real world. Because something that happens to you on the Internet can impact your … Continue reading

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Week 5

In Class: -Discuss Renegade Mothering (blog of the week) –Linking like a journalist –Writing headlines for web and mobile -So, how should we feel about headlines and clickability? -Take a look at each other’s blogs and give feedback –Writing leads –Intro to simple … Continue reading

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Some Great Q&A Examples

As you get ready to embark on your Q&A post, here are a few solid examples from former student blogs that might give you an idea of what I’m looking for: Plus Size Model Profile: Maxey Greene Gluten Allergies Cured By Acupuncture? … Continue reading

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Social Media and Journalism

An overview: Social Media Site Usage 2014 (Pew Research Center) 8 key takeaways about social media and the news (Pew Research Center) How can journalists use social media? Using Twitter as example:  What I learned in Joplin (Brian Stelter) Twitter offers advice to journalists (Mashable) … Continue reading

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Intro To Web Analytics

Journalists live in an age of the big board. So they must understand how, when and where people get their news. But understanding how the web works also involves going beyond the common knowledge and practice. “To build your audience online, you need to analyze … 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: –Ethics talk: Permission, waivers, plagiarism, copyright, fair use and Creative Commons -Discuss Huffington Post (news blog of the week) -Grading rubric or What I’m looking for in a blog post –Common types of blog posts –Tips for writing for the web –Linking … Continue reading

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