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Class on Thursday, Dec. 1

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— Review Tuesday’s lab: holiday story edit

— Discuss Poynter chat on Tumblr

— Ethics quiz: 25 points (will be five short essay questions). Be sure to review the SPJ Code of Ethics!

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November 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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Be the editor activity

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Scenario: You get a news tip from a source that a major factory in town — Superior Plating — is filing for Chapter 11. The source heard about it a neighborhood business meeting. Your newspaper wrote about the factory in 2004.

 

Questions:

  1. What are your next steps as editor?
  2. Who are potential sources for the story?
  3. Where do you go to learn more about the bankruptcy?
  4. Do you tweet out the news right away?
  5. When do you post something online?
  6. What would you do for the print edition? 

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November 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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Agenda for class, Tuesday, Nov. 29

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— Be the editor activity

— Final AP quiz

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

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November 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

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Coffee shop day on Tuesday, Nov. 22

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See you at the Purple Onion, 1301 University Ave. SE, at 8 a.m. We will discuss readings posted for Nov. 17 & 22 on the blog. Plus, you’ll have time to work on your blogs. Bring your laptops! 🙂

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November 22, 2011 at 3:22 am

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Agenda for Thursday, Nov. 17

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— Guest Speaker: Jake Weyer, editor of Fender Bender magazine

— Discuss the budgets for your news publication

— Review readings

— Lab: Continue working on blogs

*** Reminder: On Tuesday, Nov. 22 we are having class at Purple Onion.

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November 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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Agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 15

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— Review readings posted on blog
— Lab: budget exercise + blog work

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November 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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Agenda for class Thursday, Nov. 10

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— Review Tuesday’s lab: local data-driven project ideas

— Discuss today’s readings + We are Journalists Tumblr (here’s the story behind the Tumblr)

— Discussion on WCCO ethical issue + Poynter chat on Cain

— Lab: work on blogs + e-newsletter for blog (Use Mail Chimp for an e-newsletter of use Wufoo to create a form for your blog)

Assignment for final paper:

You are charged with applying for the editor position at publication of your choosing or crafting a plan for a new publication.The publication must have a print and web component.

In four pages, I want you to detail your attributes as an editor and propose a plan for changing the editorial/digital direction of the publication or, if you are creating a new publication, defining your niche and scope as a new publication. In addition to discussing core editorial content and story ideas, you must discuss a strategy for the print product, digital product(s), social media and other marketing strategies. (Due Dec. 20 and worth 80 points).

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November 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

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