Archive for March, 2007

TDS – Indecision 2008, Week in Review

Posted on 30 March 2007. Filed under: Clips |

A look at politics & the internet. From the 1984 ad, to a Second Life attack on Edwards, to McCain’s “Final 4” metaphor and Mike Davidson’s prank (not a hack!). From iFilms.com. Th 29 March.

(WordPress doesn’t seem willing to let me embed this — so click the screeshot to go to iFilms.com website.)

TDS - 29 March 2007

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Did You Know?

Posted on 30 March 2007. Filed under: Citizen Journalism, Clips |

Discussion: Is this citizen journalism?

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1984 Mash Up

Posted on 30 March 2007. Filed under: Clips, MashUp, Politics |

Examples of mash up as form of political communication. The original 1984 Apple ad. Controversial Obama staffer mashup attacking Hilliary Clinton. Plus yet-another commentary using the 1984 metaphor.

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Week 1 Notes – Th

Posted on 29 March 2007. Filed under: Class Notes |

In-class: review assignments (one small change), evaluation; discussion changing mediascape, “open source news” (what’s that?)
 
Lab: Set up Newsvine accounts. Explore! Join UW Group.
 
Assignment: Read journalist bloggers David Postman and Todd Bishop, Seattle PI. Develop two-three questions — they’ll be with us on Tuesday. Post to wordpress blog by 8 am Tuesday.
 
Reading: Post reading reflection to wordpress blog by 8am Tuesday. Everyone read DfB. and WtM. Everyone read ACM article. Pick one of the two articles on writing.

 

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Questions – Week 1

Posted on 29 March 2007. Filed under: Questions |

Questions from blog posts:
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Student Blogs From Chicago

Posted on 28 March 2007. Filed under: Resources |

One of the active members of Newsvine, Aine Macdermot, participated in an online chat with a journalism class (Alternative Media) at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Check out their blogs! (All have a theme – we’ll talk about this on Thursday.)

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Tuesday Followup

Posted on 28 March 2007. Filed under: Assignments, Class Notes |

Followup notes from Tuesday:

  • You’ll blog your reading assignment and personal essay by wrting a new post. In lab yesterday, we edited (managed) an existing post — we didn’t create a new one. (Remember, we lost connectivity.)
  • These should be two separate posts.
  • Please remember to send me your blog URL!
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Week 1 Notes – Tu

Posted on 26 March 2007. Filed under: Class Notes |

In-class: introductions, overview, course structure
 
Lab: set up WordPress blog
 
First assignment: Write a short post (200-350 words) outlining your background and your goals for this course. Post by 8 am Thursday.
 
First reading: Post first reading reflection to wordpress blog by 8am Thursday. We The Media (WtM), pages xii – 22 (Intro, Ch 1)

 

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