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
http://albumoftheday.com/facebook/

January 30, 2009

Stanford U. Researcher Teaches Noncredit ‘Facebook for Parents’ Course

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/fashion/29facebook.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

YouTube video on Shift Happens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSYJourno-Tweeting:
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=154238

How Newsrooms are using Twitter
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=101&aid=128918

Social Media: It’s bigger than you think!
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=157574

Reporters’ Facebook pages…Bias?
http://sn102w.snt102.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?FolderID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&InboxSortAscending=False&InboxSortBy=Date&n=1023458850

News Bloggers Code of Ethics Facebook group

Excellent profile on Nat Hentoff:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/nyregion/09nyc.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper


Howard Owens on the Wired Journalist
http://www.howardowens.com/2007/2008-objectives-for-todays-non-wired-journalist/

Bloggers must sue for credentials to cover the news

New Media bibliography
http://poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=899

How to find free music for video: http://www.10000words.net/2008/09/where-to-find-free-sound-effects-and.html

NYTimes: Brave New World of Digital Intimacy: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/magazine/07awareness-t.html?_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

ESPN Reporting Goes Virtual: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/business/media/05espn.html?ei=5070&emc=eta1

Extradinary Multimedia work about ordinary things
http://www.10000words.net/2008/09/innovative-multimedia-centered-on.html

Study: In disasters, people turn to social media:http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/report_in_emergencies_people_turn_to_social_media.php

J-Lab’s analysis of the future of media: http://www.naa.org/blog/FutureOfNewspapers/1/2007/11/Construct-Your-Communitys-InfoStructure.cfm

State of the News Media: http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/2007/narrative_overview_intro.asp?media=1
The Five Commenters Typically found on news sites:
http://www.10000words.net/2008/08/5-commenters-typically-found-on-news.html

Check out the class blog from Winter term:
http://osunmc.wordpress.com/

Read Mindy McAdams: http://mindymcadams.com/

YouTube journalism contest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIivlrNoyVU

Can New Media Be Taught in Schools?
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/can_new_media_be_taught_in_schools.php

10,000 Words blog post on GOOD Magazine
http://www.10000words.net/2008/10/5-reasons-why-good-magazine-is-best.html

Who uses the Internet?
http://www.pewinternet.org/trends/User_Demo_6.15.07.htm

Multimedia Toolkit:
http://www.jtoolkit.com/

Watch “Bearing Witness” a multimedia report by Reuters:
http://iraq.reuters.com/

Reporters Gone Wild!
http://www.10000words.net/2008/09/reporters-gone-wild.html

Watch this:
YouTube Reporter Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGkstFwJKa8&feature=user

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o

YouTube news channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQkON7NN6WY&feature=user

Henry Jenkins: Youth, Ethics and Digital Media article and blog post
http://henryjenkins.org/2008/09/youth_new_media_literacies_and.html
Read Henry Jenkins:
http://www.pz.harvard.edu/eBookstore/PDFs/GoodWork54.pdf

The Mashup Man: AJR
http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=4258
Read 50 Writing Tools in Three Hours: http://mallaryjeantenore.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/50-writing-tools-in-three-hours/

The report, titled “From ‘Too Much’ to ‘Just Right’: Engaging Millennials in Election News on the Web,” is based on a qualitative, in-depth study of a diverse group of 89 Chicago-area adults between the ages of 17 and 22, a demographic frequently referred to as millennials. To view the report, visit http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/research/youthelection.pdf.Birth of the Internet:
http://www.cracked.com/video_16610_insane-true-story-behind-birth-internet.htmlNext Generation of Visual Thinkers is Drawing the Future of Journalism
By Sara Quinn
Posted, September 4, 2008
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=149966Multimedia: An Adolescent, but No Longer an Orphan
By Steve Myers
Poynter Online News Editor
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=140573The Daily Show: Is this Journalism?
Daily Show on Sarah Palin:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/04/jon-stewart-hits-karl-rov_n_123852.html

Skills for students in a multimedia platform world:
http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2006/adding-online-skills-to-journalism-courses/
http://www.ojr.org/ojr/education/1081490316.php
MediaShift . Embedded at NYU::Old Thinking Permeates Major Journalism School Old
http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2008/09/embedded_at_nyuold_thinking_pe.html
New York Times Magazine: Brave New World of Digital Intimacy:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/magazine/07awareness-t.html?_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

Check out the blog posts from 10,000 Words.net

Text is the Foundation for Journalism
http://www.10000words.net/2008/07/text-is-foundation-of-journalism.html

15 Tips for Shooting Video online
http://www.10000words.net/2008/07/15-tips-for-shooting-online-video.html

The Tools I actually use
http://www.10000words.net/2008/07/tools-i-actually-use.html

21 Free Online Editing Tools
http://www.10000words.net/2008/07/21-free-online-photo-editing-tools.html

YouTube
http://www.10000words.net/2008/11/newspapers-on-youtube-dos-and-donts.html

Tips for Shooting Better Video for the Web
http://www.10000words.net/2008/05/tips-for-shooting-better-video-for-web.html

9 Tips for Audio for the Web
http://www.10000words.net/2008/07/9-tips-for-recording-audio-for-web.html

Edit your video online free or cheap
http://www.10000words.net/2008/03/online-video-editing-made-simple-cheap.html

Golden Rule: Thou Shalt Link
http://www.10000words.net/2008/07/golden-rule-thou-shalt-link.html

Modify Manage Copy Remove

MediaShift: Innovations in storytelling: Using comics for journalism
http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2008/09/innovations-in-storytelling-us.html

10,000words.net is a blog you should keep up with.
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Read this blog post about how technology is transforming the political landscape:
http://www.10000words.net/2008/10/how-technology-is-changing-political.html

Read: NYTimes story on Crowdfunding – New Model in Journalism http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/weekinreview/24kershaw.html?ei=5070&emc=eta1
Read: MediaShift blog post on making new media ideas come to life: http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2008/08/growing-a-community-and-the-im.html

Screw the system! Publish your own content
http://www.10000words.net/2008/09/screw-system-publish-your-own-content.html

http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=9iODWI83-WY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIivlrNoyVU

http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/research/youthelection.pdf

YouTube journalism contest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIivlrNoyVU

Henry Jenkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbU6BWHkDYw&feature=related
Henry Jenkins: Youth Culture and Violence from Technology?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDKIsplqGmY
Media Literacy as a strategy for combatting moral panic Henry Jenkins View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/CMS-930F01 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information

Paul Levinson: Where is New Media heading?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZNGYit3kY&feature=related

Time Magazine Year of the Youth Vote:
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1708570,00.html

PBS Frontline: Kids Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/

Pew Report on Teen Content Creators
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/166/report_display.asp

ESPN Hits Second Life
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/business/media/05espn.html?ei=5070&emc=eta1

YouTube slideshow re engaging youth through social mobile media
http://www.slideshare.net/tylerreed/engaging-youth-through-social-mobile-media-presentation?src=related_normal&rel=571607

Adrian Holovaty’s Missouri graduation speech:
http://www.holovaty.com/blog/archive/2006/05/15/0110/

Adrian Holovaty’s 9 ways newspapers must change:
http://www.holovaty.com/blog/archive/2006/09/06/0307/

Inst. for New Media Studies guide to multimedia storytelling:
http://www.inms.umn.edu/pages/view.asp?id=5
YouTube stories produced by above conference:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=inmsumn

Multimedia narratives in Journalism:
http://www.interactivenarratives.org/

Twitter Tips from Amy Gahran
http://www.kcnn.org/modules/twitter_tips

From the: USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/wiki/reporting/index.cfm
Online Journalism Wikis

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2008/09/mmcstudy.html

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