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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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Fall 17 Registration Reminders

1.Drop by Journalism Open Advising session TODAY from 2:00pm-4:30pm at 6 High Street.  2. Summer registration is open. If you are planning on doing a summer internship, sign up for the class and start your internship search. 3. Register for classes on … Continue reading

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Advice on Shooting/Editing “Person on the Street” Video

Students: Here is the advice to yourself that you came up with…

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Your answers to In-Class Verification Assignment

When sharing any information with the public, a journalist should seek to: Verify the information (either to “stand it up” or “knock it down”) Attribute the source of the information Inform the audience if the information is false or contradicts … Continue reading

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In-Class Assignment: Verification Exercise

Worth 1 Participation point Get a partner. Work on each of these together. You should discuss your answers. Using the techniques and tools discussed in class, try to verify the information below. Then for each answer: a. Would you (the … Continue reading

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OJA Inspiration

Here is a work-around website for OJA. Do a little show and tell… Then answer: What do the OJA judges value based on the entries? What do these entries to really well? How do they do it? -In-depth reporting -Multimedia – … Continue reading

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Ethics Review – Spring 17

The basics: “The criteria that professional reporters and editors use to decide what news is can be summarized in three words: Relevance, Usefulness, Interest.” – News Reporting and Writing There is a saying: “A reporter is only as good as … Continue reading

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Welcome to Online Journalism II – Spring 17

Online Journalism II explores how digital news stories are reported, produced and distributed on various digital platforms. Students will learn what it takes to create high-quality, innovative, multi-platform stories while adhering to the traditional standards of news judgment, accuracy, fairness … Continue reading

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Assembling an Issue Story

1. Set up collaborative work space. Set up a Google drive folder for your group. Set up subfolders for photos, videos, etc. 2. Report. Interviews. Research. Events. Photos. You need video interviews with at least two people. 3. Go through … Continue reading

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