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.



  • Details on 2008 Presidential campaign group assignment; change in social networks assignment; evaluation page is now live (oops!) ; brief discussion of Gillmor & the technologies that make this conversation possible
  • MultiMedia: YouTube clips — 1984 mash up (original 1984 ad plus two mash ups; “did you know?”. Part 3 of News War from PBS Frontline. Watch “The New Universe of Online Media”
  • In Class Lab:
    • Create Newsvine accounts – use an e-mail address you can access from the lab.
    • e-mail Newsvine URL (link) to me at kegill – at – uw
    • Working in groups of 2-3, start talking about what we might do together as a class re the 2008 presidential campaign
    • Explore the blogspace – start with Chicago journalism class blogs … also … Technorati

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