Week 2

In Class:
Blogging Basics
Ethics Talk
-Why your friends make lousy sources
Pitch your beat in class

Assignments:
-Read this week’s blog posts on Nieman Lab:
1. Bill Grueskin: News orgs want journalists who are great at a few things, rather than good at many
2. Miranda Mulligan: Want to produce hirable grads, journalism schools? Teach them to code
3. Tuesday Q&A: Bill Marimow on his new old job, and the future of the Philadelphia Inquirer
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 1 – We are all Web workers now (p. 9-22) but skip section on Web design (p. 23-39)
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 2 – Advanced blogging (p. 40-67)
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 3 – Crowd-powered collaboration (p. 68-92)
-Read the Cyberjournalist.net’s Blogger Code of Ethics
-Pick a beat to cover for the semester and get it approved by instructor

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