Due date: Sunday, February 3
Minimum Word Count: 400
Minimum Links: 3
If you're like me, it's been a long time since you've gotten most of the news about your world from a print newspaper (besides The Hoofprint, of course) or traditional television news broadcast. Subscription numbers and revenue is starting to drop for traditional media outlets. Chances are, you've been getting your news from websites - even sites like Facebook and MySpace - your cell phone, YouTube, or other non-traditional media. More and more, Blogs are becoming news sources, and phrase Citizen Journalist and Participatory Journalism are becoming part of our common vocabularies.
This brings us to two important questions for the modern journalist:
- How does journalism survive when digital devices have made centralized printing presses and TV stations all but obsolete?
- What is journalism, anyway, in a time when citizens with a cell phone and laptop can tell stories, take photos and be journalists for a day anytime they want?
Tackle one or both of these questions in your blog. Remember to make these posts your own. Link to and quote from other sources, including your classmates' blog. Proofread your blog after you post and feel free to make changes to it after you've proofread it or read more of your classmates' work.
Our classroom discussions and notes may help you as you consider this topic.
Be sure to fill out a blog evaluation form when you are done with your blog.