Week 2

In Class:
-News blog of the week: HuffingtonPost.com. Read and dissect the website over the next few days. Try to answer the following question: Huffington Post is the most popular blog in the U.S. Why? What is the appeal of this blog? What is about the site’s content and presentation that attracts readers?
Ethics talk: Permission, waivers, plagiarism, copyright, fair use and Creative Commons
Blogging basics
Pitch your beat in class on Thursday

Assignments:
-Read HuffingtonPost.com (news blog of the week)
-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
-Pick a beat to cover for the semester and get it approved by instructor

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