Class on Wednesday, Feb. 27

— Review online media law NewsU course + readings
— Lab: editing assignment

HOMEWORK

Science reveals what really increases Twitter followers
 On anniversary of Trayvon Martin death, lessons and reflections on race and media
 Chapter 7 in your textbook
New research details how journalists verify information
 How search works
 Required reading for the digital newsroom 

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Class on Wednesday, Feb. 13

— Discuss Macro Edit lab
— Review readings
— Lab: Maestro activity — Hennepin Cultural District. 🙂

HOMEWORK for MONDAY, FEB. 18
Digital Publishing: Visual Storytelling Does More than Entertain
How Four Newspapers Created New Revenue Streams
 5 Reasons Mobile will Disrupt Journalism like the Internet did
News Tribune redesigns with print audience in mind
Finding tools versus making tools 
— Chapter 6 in your textbook

Class on Monday, Feb. 11

— Discuss plan for a City of Minneapolis elections web page: 1) what info do you include about candidates/races?/who is running? 2) other resources for voters

— Review readings (posted on previous post)

— Macro editing tips

— Lab: macro editing (Questions for the macro edit: 1) Does the story have a clear focus? 2) What’s the headline? 3) Does the lead work? 4) Is there a nut graph? 5) Does the story flow well? 6) Are there holes/additional reporting to be done?

HOMEWORK FOR FEB. 13:
5 Ways to Encourage Online Engagement at Live Events
News U: Get Me Rewrite
 10 Newspapers that do it Right

Class on Wednesday, Feb. 6

— Review Monday’s lab
— Review readings
— Tips for copy editors/line editing
— Watch portion of Art & Science of Editing
— Lab: election web page assignment

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, FEB. 11

— Seek and Find: Proven Strategy and Future Trends in SEO
— Social Media Editors: Do you have a Robot Deputy?
Why digital natives hate newspapers
 Read Chapter 4 in your text book
Are Email Interviews That Bad? Yes