Monthly Archives: September 2016

Week 4

In Class: -Discuss Renegade Mothering (news blog of the week) -Grading rubric or What I’m looking for in a blog post –Tips for writing for the web –Linking like a journalist –Tags and Categories —So, how should we feel about headlines and clickability? –Writing … Continue reading

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Week 3

In Class: -Start setting up your blog in class –Common types of blog posts -Discuss previous students’ feedback on how to succeed in this class –Grading –Assignments –Blogging basics –Ethics quiz: Permission, waivers, plagiarism, copyright, fair use and Creative Commons Assignments: -Read Uwishunu (news blog of … Continue reading

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Week 2

In Class: —What do we talk about when we talk about journalism? And what makes Online Journalism unique? —Discuss highlights from the OJ1 Hall of Fame –Grading –Assignments -You will pitch your beat for the semester. –Feedback from previous students –Blogging basics … Continue reading

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Previous Student Feedback

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, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Online Journalism 1 – Fall 2016

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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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 this list of previous student blogs from Online Journalism 1 and come to class ready … Continue reading

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