Week 1 – Jan. 20

In Class: Get Rolling
-Introductions
Course overview
-What this class is about: 1.)”The future of news is now” and 2.)“Journalists today have to be Swiss Army knives” – Advice from Texas Tribune co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief Evan Smith. (See About page for Texas Tribune)
Reading and Online Journalism Awards
Assignments and Grading
Equipment and hosting
Ethics review

Assignments:
Download the Online Journalism II syllabus (pdf) if you want a hard copy.
-Start getting equipment together.
-For Monday: Explore the entries for the 2015 OJA finalists. I will assign you several categories. Pick one you want to discuss. Answer these questions and be prepared to share them with your classmates (Orally. You do not have to write anything down.)
-What is the topic/story?
-What is the news organization? What is the niche/mission?
-Why is this award-worthy? What do they do? How do they do it?

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