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On hiatus for Fall 17

Note: I’m not teaching Online Journalism II this semester. Until I return to it, this site won’t be updated. In the meantime, you can see what we’re doing in my Data Journalism course. Advertisements

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How I integrate the Online Journalism Awards into my digital reporting course

I’ve been teaching undergraduate online journalism courses for a decade. It’s a non-stop quest to keep up with emerging technology, publishing platforms, storytelling techniques, and news outlets — and to figure out how best to integrate them into a traditional classroom. As part … Continue reading

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Final Deadlines for Spring 17 Semester

Monday, May 1 – Final Class Period –Course evaluation -Return quiz -Group work – Posting Assignment 4 and share it to my mbg.rowan email address. –Assignment 4: Issue Story is due at 11:59pm on May 1. Note: This is not a rough … Continue reading

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Week 14 – April 24 and 26

In Class: –End-of-the-semester quiz. Will cover anything we’ve discussed in class. Week 1 through Week 13 (Worth 2 points) –No class on Wednesday, April 26. Reporting day. Work with your group on Assignment 4: Issue Story Assignment: –Assignment 4: Issue Story due … Continue reading

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Week 13 – April 17 and 19

In Class: –Schedule for the last four weeks of the semester –Issue Story Reporting Plan due Monday, April 17 at the end of class –Explanatory Feature review –Assembling an Issue Story –Posting an Issue Story Assignment: –End-of-the-semester quiz on Monday, … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature review

My thoughts: Great variety of presentation and media Curation AND original reporting/content Visual > Text Required elements: Attribution, links, expert, logical structure Creativity Useful/Informative/Worth Sharing Your projects: What is the Value of Quarterbacks at #1 Pick in the 2010’s? Are you … Continue reading

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Schedule for the last four weeks of the semester

Week 13 Monday, April 17 –Issue Story Reporting Plan due Monday, April 17 at the end of class Wednesday, April 19 -Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature review -Assembling an Issue Story -Posting an Issue Story Week 14 Monday, April 24 –End-of-the-semester … Continue reading

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Week 12 – April 10 and 12

In Class: –Issue Stories (continued) –Issue Story Reporting Plan -Wednesday is workday for Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature. I’ll look at your work in progress. Assignments: –Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature. NOTE: Deadline has been extended to 11:59pm on Thursday, April 13 –Issue Story Reporting … Continue reading

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Issue Story Reporting Plan – Due at End of Class on Monday, April 17

Each group must send me an email answering the following questions for Assignment 4: Issue Story (Worth 1 point toward Assignment 4 grade) Due at the end of class on Monday, April 17 1. Clearly articulate the issue. What is … Continue reading

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Week 11 – April 3 and 5

In Class: –Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature check-in –Issue Stories (continued) –Assignment 4: Issue Story Assignments: -Work on Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature. Rough draft due Wed. April 5. Final draft due Wed, April 12.

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