300 words minimum
2 links minimum
PLEASE INCLUDE TWO QUESTIONS AT THE END OF YOUR BLOG THAT COULD START A GOOD DISCUSSION.
Your blogs this week will be the basis for class discussions next week. It's very important these get done by Friday so I can spend some time this weekend to put together discussions for next week. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Take a look at one (or a few) of the following sites that deal with current issues in Journalism and New Media.
Journalism.org | Pew Internet and American Life Project | Pew Research Center | Columbia Journalism Review | Journalist's Resource | Sensible Talk: Analysis | NPR's On The Media | CyberJournalist.net | New Media @ Media Life|Online Journalism Review | Newsthinking.org | Poynter.org |
1. Either find an article that presents or raises a great question and explore it. Examine the author's points and bring in some points that either support or refute it. Finally, ask questions that could lead to a great class discussion based on what you researched.
2. Ask questions first and find articles that could give clues to answers. Create the discussion yourself.
For example: I found this tremendous article on the influence of a single person on journalism that could be greater than Twitter or even Facebook. I would love to start a discussion based on this, including the visual data included in the article. I'd reflect on it, finding some other sources that helped with my understanding and then include some questions to start a discussion.