Monthly Archives: January 2017

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 –Ethics quiz: Permission, … 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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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 2017

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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