Wk5, TH – Blogs As Citizen Journalism Cont’d

Posted on 1 May 2008. Filed under: Class Notes |

This week’s questions:
– What’s the difference between”personal” journalism and “news”? What’s an “act of journalism”?
– Newspapers go hyper-local (what’s that?)
– Technologies: Newsvine

(1) Commenting As Conversation

Revisit the post you commented on Tuesday. Read everyone else’s comment — including the author. Make at least one more comment — either “big picture” (general) or specific (reference *a* comment — Kathy will demo how to find the link)

Discussion about comments – from author & reader/participant point of view

(2) Link Posts

  • King of the Link Blog (TalkingPointsMemo)
  • More examples (one, two, three)
  • Journalism blogs to follow
  • Politics blogs to follow (in work)
  • Pair & review each other’s link post due today; chat and then back to the table.
    Reminder: categorize these posts as ASSIGNMENT not as reading! Also, remember to give yourself a profile image (your profile and personal options) — an avatar is OK but there should be *something* there!

(3) Technologies:

(4) VoteAbsentee.us

  • Groups
  • Talk about possible content
  • How do you think you’ll find the secretary of state’s website for your states?
  • Create WetPaint accounts; join the wiki

(5) Discussion re “ah-ha’s” and the rest of our time together

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