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Week 7—Oct. 16 & 18

In Class: —Finish In Class Photo Assignment —Why friends and family aren’t good sources —Tips for your photo gallery post —Discuss Post 7: Photo Gallery —Listen to this great segment from This American Life —Audio Reporting —Audio Editing with Audacity –Step-By-By Guide: Getting audio … Continue reading

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Week 6—Oct. 9 & 11

In Class: —General Suggestions So Far –Writing leads –Intro to simple web analytics –Social media and journalism —Can You Teach Photography? –Incorporating Photography into your Reporting –Tips for Better Smartphone Photography –In Class Photo Assignment —Tips for writing great leads Assignments: … Continue reading

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Week 5 — Oct. 2 & 4

In Class: –Writing headlines for web and mobile (cont.) –The internet IS reality: What you do online matters -Take a look at each other’s blogs and give feedback –Writing leads –Intro to simple web analytics –Social media and journalism –Examples of Solid … Continue reading

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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 — Sept. 18 & 20

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 — Sept. 11 & 13

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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