Every semester I ask students to provide feedback for future students of Online Journalism 1. Here are some of their more poignant reflections:
—Be sure to stay on top of your deadlines because they come fast. If you don’t understand something, ask.
—My advice for future students is do not procrastinate in this class, because it can and probably will come back to hurt you in the end. This is a topic that you need to stay one step ahead of all semester to spare yourself the crazy end of semester stress this course will bring you if you don’t stay on top of things.
—This is the future of journalism, so if that’s what you want to do with your life, this is the course to take.
—The only way you can really do poorly in this class is if you just don’t do any work at all. This class is a lot of fun because you get to create your own blog about pretty much whatever you want…It can be a little time-consuming, but you’re at least doing something fun, not like writing papers and taking tests. No tests, just extra credit quizzes. I recommend taking this class if you like to do creative tasks. Also, Professor Diulio is always there to help you out when you get stuck and will give you valuable/honest feedback.
—You have the free will to write about whatever interests you, therefore, you are constantly engaged in the topic and having fun with what you are doing. DiUlio gives incredible feedback that can really shape your work from great to phenomenal.
—Running your own blog provides you with real life work experience.
—Well paced class that is loaded with a majority of the work on the back end so you can hone your skills before the most important project come up. Don’t miss more than 2-3 assignments however you will be screwed!