This week, read: Farhad Manjoo, Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker. If Trump Tweets It, Is It News? A Quandary for the News Media Lisa Foderaro, $6 Million Settlement Over Police Shooting of Danroy Henry The second article on the list is one of many lately to question how the press should cover Donald Trump. Why … Continue reading Reading Response #11
Over the next two weeks, read: Jihii Jolly, Platform aimed at audience interaction generates story ideas, goodwill Steve Buttry, Susan Steade’s SEO headline tips: Business up front, party in the back Meredith Clark, The ‘Black Twitter’ beat raises questions of cultural competency and audience engagement for newsrooms Alicia Shepard, Goodbye to the Loudest Drunk in … Continue reading Reading Response #10
This week, read: Tableau Public Training Overview Ben Casselman, Matthew Conlen, and Reuben Fischer-Baum, Gun Deaths in America Jon Campbell, Freedom (of Information) Fighter: Meet Robert Freeman, New York’s Open-Government Guardian Data visualizations (sometimes called dataviz for short) have become more popular in news the last few years. Why do you think that is?
This week, read: Briggs Chapter 8 Paul Bradshaw, What is Data Journalism? Phil Reisman, One man's case for a pay raise Paul Bradshaw mentions a few types of data stories. Find an example of data journalism in the news this week. Why did the journalist use data to tell the story? How was the data … Continue reading Reading Response #8
This week, read: Briggs Chapter 7 Mindy McAdams, Five Shots, 10 Seconds Megan McCaffrey, Michael's, McArthur's in Pleasantville closing Think about the videos you have watched over the last few days. What type of content was it (news, entertainment, sports)? What platforms (Netflix, websites, Snapchat)? What device(s) did you use? When you think about your … Continue reading Reading Response #7
This is what we're reading for next week: Briggs Chapter 6 Jay Allison, The Basics Kate Hinds, 6 Killed in Metro-North Crash in Westchester Journalists have many options for producing stories. They may write, but they can also take photos, use social media, create visualizations, and shoot audio and video. What advantages does audio have … Continue reading Reading Response #6
This is what we're reading over the next two weeks (remember, 10/12 is a holiday): –Briggs Chapter 5 –Kate Wesson, 10 Composition Tips For Taking Better iPhone Photos –Colleen Wilson, Pleasantville BOE leaving state org –Fergus Bell, Verification: Source vs. Content –Arthur Cusano, A Year Later, Pleasantville Murder Remains Unsolved Fergus Bell writes about ways … Continue reading Reading Response #5
We're reading about crowdsourcing this week, including a particular type of crowdsourcing: crowdfunding. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Gofundme are all examples of crowdfunding platforms. Are they viable options for funding journalism on an ongoing basis? Why or why not?
This week's readings include parts of the AP Stylebook, as well as an article about the "social listening tool" Banjo and an article about an event happening in Pleasantville next month (see the Schedule). Your comment on this post can discuss/pose questions about any of the readings. My question to start things off is about … Continue reading Reading Response #3
In chapter 2, Briggs says you should "put the reader first." How do journalists know who their readers are and what their interests are? (Remember, first commenter answers this question, then poses another question for the next commenter.)