Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Final test questions

There will be a 25-point multiple choice final test. This will include potentially one question from each of the blog presentations. There will be questions about Okie Funk, typography and headlines.
We will briefly discuss each of the blog presentations as clues.

Presentation schedules

  • April 1: Kyle Renfrow; Aaron Santelmann; Austin Litterell
  • April 3: Cha' Sepulveda: Natalie Cartwritght: Alex Hudsonpillar; Ryan Elliott
  • April 8: Sarah Neese; Chase Terry; Meagan Thomas
  • April 10: Michelle Nhin; Vincent Burr; Austin Ratcliff
  • April 15: Cam Perry: Robby Harris; Shaun Hail
  • April 17: Autumn Circle, Chris Howell; Jacob Hudson
  • April 22: Miao Leng: Yujiao Tan; Andrew Baker
  • No class April 24
  • April 29--Clean Up
  • May 1--?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Format for grading your blog presentation

2014 Blogging/ Name__________________
Blog reviewed ______________________________________________
Link _________________________________________
(1--F to 5-A)

10 points--1.     History of blog
How long blogging? Why? Changes? Growth? 

1          2          3          4          5

15 points--2.     Facts of the blog
Who is the blogger? (Age, profession, etc.)Purpose, Does it make money?   Geographic location? 

1          2          3          4          5

10 points--3.     Statistics
Followers, hits. etc.

1          2          3          4          5

10 points--4.     Unique
In what ways?

1          2          3          4          5

10 points--5.     Strengths

1          2          3          4          5

10 points--6.     Weaknesses

1          2          3          4          5

15 points--7.     Advice of blogger (-20 percent if not contacted)
How influence your blogging?
What ideas did you get?
5 points--8. Scroll through screen, illustrate
5 points--9. One page outline, including your name, blog name, url  to class, paper to Clark on time
5 points--10--Post your paper on your blog, under, What I've learned
5 points--11. Overall presentation quality, time

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog presentation dates

Tuesday, March 24…We schedule your blog presentations for the rest of the semester--2 or 3 a day.
Volunteers appreciated to be the first two, starting April 1.

Also--No class on april 24.

Post your blog url

In the comment section below

Thursday, March 6, 2014

N.Y. Times reporter assignment

Next Tuesday, March 11,  you will meet in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center. 
Be on time--11 a.m. or before.
Speaker will be Mr. Mark Mazetti, Pulitzer Prize winning  reporter for the New York Times who covers the National Security Administration, the CIA, and and more.
  • Read the stories he's written in the list below--today.
  • Look him up on Wikipedia--today, and find something about him.
  • Take notes in his speech Tuesday. 
  • Post something about him--100 words or so, on your blog.
  • Deadline: 8 am, March 13.

Mark Mazetti Articles:

“Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows”

“Key Lawmakers Getting Files About Surveillance Program”

“A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood”

“Obama’s Pentagon and C.I.A. Picks Show Shift in How U.S. Fights”