In addition to reading this week's materials, responding to them on the course blog (look for the post Reading Response #1), and customizing your WordPress site so that it's just the way you like it, you will do the 15 Faces activity. See below for details. The idea for this assignment came from Kelly Messinger, … Continue reading Your first post: the 15 Faces assignment
(If you've checked your email recently, you have probably already seen this. There is a cool Yoda gif in this version, though.) I hope you enjoyed our visit to News 12 Westchester today. I wanted to say a little bit more about next week, given the (lack of) response on assignments that were due last … Continue reading One more post about where we’re headed
Congratulations, Chrystal, on your candy counting victory! (And props to not-too-far-off runners up Joe and Elise.) Here are the results of today's candy crowdsourcing experiment in chart form: This week, try to incorporate crowdsourcing into your own blog. What question can you ask? How can you get a crowd to answer? Do your best--even if … Continue reading Wrapping up from 2/22
We ran out of time today to go over all of the WordPress fun that I hoped to cover, but you should now be able to create an About page for your blog (remember to look for Pages in your left menu). After today's class, you should know your blog topic. Come up with a … Continue reading Wrapping up from 2/1
This blog is a kind of living syllabus. It’ll be the home for assignments, reading responses, and more. If you have questions about what we’re doing, check here first. In our first class, we created blogs in WordPress. If you were not in class or just want some more guidance, check out the first part … Continue reading Welcome to the spring 2016 Digital Newsroom!
Just to make sure we're clear on what's due next week: Group blog stuff: Each group member should post once Each group member should email me with a link to your group blog post and links to five comments on other blogs. Note that our class should be producing a total of 32 blog posts … Continue reading Due by 4/13: a recap
Slides from today's class are here. Remember that you should still post to your personal blog twice each week (remember that you can schedule posts ahead of time if you don't want to have to worry about it during Spring Break).
Create a Twitter list of at least 20 people who tweet about topics related to your blog. Make sure your list is public. In the comments section of this blog post, paste your list's URL by the beginning of our next class March 9. At least one of your blog posts this week should be … Continue reading Social Media Challenge #4: Joining the Twittersphere
If you weren't able to make it to today's class, or just want to relive the magic of the PowerPoint slides, here you go. Reminder: no class next week due to neverending Monday snowstorms the President's Day holiday. See you on the 23rd. In the meantime, here's a recap of our latest assignments: two blog … Continue reading Assignments and class slides from 2/9
As mentioned in this week's lecture, one of your assignments this week is to find 10 RSS feeds that are relevant to your blog topic. Follow them in Feedly as shown in the lecture. One of your two blog posts this week should be about the 10 RSS feeds. Briefly describe each Why did you … Continue reading Due next week: Social Media Challenge #1