Week 5 Assignments

Posts 4 and 5 Due Saturday at 8 p.m.

Quiz #2 on Wed, Feb 16 or Thurs, Feb 17

Quiz will cover key terms and concepts from class lectures and reading:
-“Why I Blog” by Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic Magazine at http://bit.ly/blaY1q
-JournalismNext Chapters 2, 3, and 4 and section on how to write effective headlines (p. 326, 327, and 330) from Chapter 11

A few study questions for quiz:
-Why and how has Twitter become an important tool for journalism?
-How do the authors suggest a blogger can build a reputation and generate traffic?
-Why does Andrew Sullivan (Why I Blog?) think blogging is different from other forms of writing?
-How does Andrew Sullivan suggest a blogger should handle mistakes and corrections?

Reading for Week 5:
Read JournalismNext Chap 11 – Building a digital audience for news (p. 310-334)
Read JournalismNext Chap 10 – Managing news as a conversation (p. 277-309)
Read JournalismNext Chapter 6 – Visual storytelling with photographs (p. 142-176)

Get your camera. You will need to bring it to class next week.

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