Week 1

In Class:
-Introductions (your info and mine)
-Download a pdf version of the syllabus (if you want a hard copy). All of the information on the syllabus is posted to this website.
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.
What makes online journalism unique?

Assignments:
-For Thursday – Browse the list of winners and finalists of the 2014 Online News Association Awards. Come to class ready to talk about one particular entry.

For next week:
-Read through the syllabus
-Get your books. Read JournalismNext – Forward and Intro
-Get your equipment together. What do you have? What do you need?
-Start thinking about your beat. Come with a few ideas on Tuesday.
-Add HuffingtonPost to your media diet for the week. Try to answer the following: Huffington Post is the most popular blog in the U.S. Why? What is the appeal of this blog? What about the site’s content and presentation attracts readers? We’ll discuss on Tuesday.

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