—What do we talk about when we talk about journalism? And what makes Online Journalism unique?
—Discuss highlights from the OJ1 Hall of Fame
—You will pitch your beat for the semester.
–Feedback from previous students
–Ethics quiz: Permission, waivers, plagiarism, copyright, fair use and Creative Commons
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 1 – “We are all digital workers now,” but skip section on Web design
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 2 – “Blogging for better journalism”
-Read the Cyberjournalist.net’s Blogger Code of Ethics
-Read Slate.com. Why is this one of the most popular online news sites in the U.S.?
-Come to class with two or three beat blog ideas and be prepared to pitch the ideas to me individually in class. You will eventually email me your beat pitch.