All deadlines, assignments, links to tutorials, and class discussion will be posted at http://www.ruoj2.wordpress.com. Students should check it regularly.
I regularly email students between classes with updates on assignments, grades, and responses to your work. Students are required to check your rowan.edu email throughout the week.
The Associated Press Stylebook by Norm Goldstein (editor)
All writing for this course must follow AP style. Every journalism student needs this book. Buy it. New and used copies are available in the Rowan bookstore, Amazon.com, and other locations. You should be able to find a copy for between $10-$20.
Because the field of digital journalism changes rapidly, there is no traditional “textbook” for this course. To keep the course as current as possible, students will explore examples of high-quality, award-winning digital news packages and read articles by online journalists.
Students will explore examples from the list of finalists for the 2016 Online Journalism Awards at https://journalists.org/awards/2016-awards/ Launched in 2000, the OJAs are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism.
In addition, students will be assigned online articles, videos, and audio clips. Students are expected to complete an intense study and analysis of the assigned news packages and articles and come to class ready to discuss them.
There will be a series of discussions, activities and in-class assignments that cover the reading and lectures. Student participation is essential and will be evaluated as part of the attendance/participation grade.