Remembering the Groundwork of Journalistic Writing

Web Writing Assignment First, let’s review the Blog Post 2 – Journalistic Web Story Today will we remember the groundwork — the basics — of journalism. All of you have some experience with these basics from COJO 2100 (Media Writing). It … Continue reading “Remembering the Groundwork of Journalistic Writing”

WordPress Setup and Workshop

Industry Blogs First, it’s important to know that there are different types of blogs. Let’s visit these examples to see how people in our field are using blogs. Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs. For example, The New York … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”

WordPress Internship Opportunity at Snowy Range Academy

Project Scope: Successful candidate will work with Snowy Range Academy Operations Manager to update and modernize the school’s website (www.snowyrangeacademy.org) using WordPress.  New web design should include: Responsive layout for computers, tablets, phones (which many new WordPress themes do for you) … Continue reading “WordPress Internship Opportunity at Snowy Range Academy”

Updating to HTML5 Markup

Ch. 12, Modern HTML: HTML5 Markup Monday and Wednesday Download the correct HTML (right-click, view source, copy and paste code into Notepad, save as “blog.html”) and CSS file (click link, copy and paste code into Notepad, save as “starbuzz.css”) for this assignment … Continue reading “Updating to HTML5 Markup”

Multimedia and Study Abroad Opportunities

If you are interested in multimedia and would like to study abroad, check out this program. There are opportunities in Ireland, Turkey, Italy, Israel, Spain, and more. Some of these opportunities sound like great experiences! Be sure you consult with … Continue reading “Multimedia and Study Abroad Opportunities”

Thoughts on Your News Diets and About Pages

News Diet Suggestions Avoid complete news customization: Be careful not to go overboard on news customization (e.g., apps and aggregator websites that let you edit out stuff that you don’t want to see). Part of being a communication major is … Continue reading “Thoughts on Your News Diets and About Pages”

WordPress Setup and Workshop

First, it’s important to know that there are different types of blogs. Let’s visit these examples to see how people in our field are using blogs. Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs. For example, The New York Times has … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”

Multimedia Storytelling in Online Journalism

We’ll use this class blog to post course materials and students’ work. Course materials include assignment guidelines, rubrics, and the syllabus. See our page, COJO 3530: Fall 2013 on the sidebar. Let’s get started. First, visit The New York Times … Continue reading “Multimedia Storytelling in Online Journalism”

HSI, Day 2: Online Identity, Partner Pair Up, Profile Basics, & Writing Questions

Blogging Workshop — Finish Blogging Workshop, if needed — Class Discussion & Blog Post: Your Online Identity Our first discussion topic today revolves around your online identity. Let’s write a quick blog post about these questions and discuss them as … Continue reading “HSI, Day 2: Online Identity, Partner Pair Up, Profile Basics, & Writing Questions”

HSI, Day 1: Welcome, Multimedia & Storytelling, Photography Basics, & Blog Setup

I hope you’re as excited as I am to be here at HSI. I bet you are! — A  Little About Me — Before we get started talking about the class and what we’ll be doing, I’d like to learn … Continue reading “HSI, Day 1: Welcome, Multimedia & Storytelling, Photography Basics, & Blog Setup”

COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging

Moving to Multimedia Journalism isn’t dying, it’s changing. It’s moving to multimedia. And you need to be on board or else get left behind. Here are some major points from Ch. 1. First, let’s define multimedia. In journalism and communication, … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging”

Wyoming Press Association Workshops

I’m excited and honored to present two new-media related workshops to the Wyoming Press Association. I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for each workshop. Please download the slides and follow along. Tech for Web Reporting Gathering and Promoting News (and Yourself) … Continue reading “Wyoming Press Association Workshops”

And Why Do I Need To Blog Again?

Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs and many even have citizen-authored blogs. For example, The New York Times has a large directory of journalist-authored blogs, while the Casper Star Tribune offers opportunities for citizens to get involved in blogging … Continue reading “And Why Do I Need To Blog Again?”

Online Journalism: Getting Started (And Excited)

It is my pleasure to be your COJO 3530 Online Journalism professor! I’m a second-year professor here at UWyo and moved to Laramie in June 2010. I got my PhD from The Ohio State University and my MA and BS … Continue reading “Online Journalism: Getting Started (And Excited)”

Sample Blog Post #1: My News Diet

As a second-year assistant professor who is teaching two courses and is a mother to a three-year-old daughter, I do not keep as up-to-date on the news as I should. At the moment, the only regular TV show that I … Continue reading “Sample Blog Post #1: My News Diet”

Sample Assignment: Ambient Noise

Recently, students have been learning about audio journalism. In their upcoming assignment, they will have to collect ambient noise and post it to their blogs using SoundCloud, similar to this: Here is ambient noise of my husband typing on his … Continue reading “Sample Assignment: Ambient Noise”

Bloggin’ Basics

Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs and many even have citizen-authored blogs. For example, The New York Times has a large directory of journalist-authored blogs, while the Casper Star Tribune offers opportunities for citizens to get involved in blogging … Continue reading “Bloggin’ Basics”