Teaching Online Journalism

Archive for May, 2011

Is it stupid to major in journalism?

A funny thing about writing a blog for a long time is that sometimes you want to write a post … and you discover that you have already written it. My original post (from two years ago) seems to be just as valid today: Why does anyone major in journalism? So I read it and thought […]

Ideas for using Encyclo in journalism classes

Have you looked at Encyclo, the new project from Nieman Journalism Lab? This is a really neat site for the present moment in journalism — when all kinds of new sites and apps are sprouting up like flowers in springtime. Entries include groundbreaking news sites such as the Texas Tribune, technologies such as Flipboard, and […]

Social media guidelines for journalists

For the generation that came of age on Facebook, you might think there’s nothing they don’t already know about social media. Think again. Traditional ethics rules still apply online. Assume everything you write online will become public. Use social media to engage with readers, but professionally. Break news on your website, not on Twitter. Beware […]

Meta research on online journalism

Usually I do not write about research here, but a new publication prompts me to note that now — almost 20 years after the first “online newspapers” made their debut — some research is beginning to appear about the research that has been done to date. This is great news, because it lays a foundation […]