Setting up a private blog for group editing

When you have a free blog, you can make it private, limiting it to only people you select. You can also allow multiple authors, editors, or a mix of roles on a free¬† blog, whether it is… Read More

Your syllabus as a blog: How to do it

For about three years, I have been using (a free blogging site) to create a syllabus for each one of my courses. I first tried it in 2007, and now I’m totally sold on the practice. (See… Read More

What people search for online

When you’re writing a blog, you should check your stats from time to time (I’m not as obsessive about it as some are) to see what people are reading, where they came from (referrers), what they click in… Read More

Using WordPress in reporting classes

Journalism educators who teach reporting or writing classes often come to the conclusion that it would be nice to put their students’ work online so that everyone in the class can see one another’s work — and possibly… Read More

Teaching online with

In the fall semester of 2010, I taught a graduate course called New Media and a Democratic Society using a blog as both syllabus and the means of delivering all assignments. The class did meet face to… Read More

Getting started with WordPress

Here’s a new, stripped-down, easy-to-follow introduction to WordPress — the free blogging platform that also works as a versatile content management system: WordPress Basics This short tutorial is based on the second installment in my Reporter’s Guide to… Read More