Welcome to NMC 301 – Writing for the Professional Media
As noted on the syllabus, I am providing a selection of links, for articles, websites, blogs, studies etc… on cool new media topics. I will continue to update this list daily because great work is constantly being done on new media topics. You will select THREE ENTRIES from this list each week to read or view. You will write a thoughtful analysis of each selection and post your thoughts on your blog for your classmates and I to read.
I will provide samples of strong posts from other classes in my next post on this blog, as well as on Blackboard. As you read each selection, think like an editor, a blogger, a student, a content consumer…put on different hats as you write. What is useful about the post? How does it connect to other new media writing you have encountered? Who is the writer’s intended audience? How can you tell? Does the writer make sweeping generalizations you disagree with? Do so. Do you like the writing? Describe the writer’s voice — is it one of authority or personality or both? Is the writing casual, professional, appropriate? Why? How? Compare and contrast each thing you read or view with other posts as a way to place each piece in the larger new media landscape you are exploring in this class.
You should also go through my Blogroll to explore the excellent new media blogs and their interesting posts. Just dive in!
Here’s the list so far:
Facebook video for class
January 30, 2009
Do you know what your kids are up to on Facebook? The social-networking service has become a major online hangout for many children (especially college students), and one Stanford researcher who studies the service argues that parents should join, too — and befriend their children.
Facebook Friends or a Whopper? You Decide
YouTube video on Shift Happens
How Newsrooms are using Twitter
Social Media: It’s bigger than you think!
News Bloggers Code of Ethics Facebook group
Excellent profile on Nat Hentoff:
Bloggers must sue for credentials to cover the news
Study: In disasters, people turn to social media:http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/report_in_emergencies_people_turn_to_social_media.php
10,000words.net is a blog you should keep up with.
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