Week 1 – Jan. 20

In Class: Get Rolling
-“Journalists today have to be Swiss Army knives” – Advice from Texas Tribune co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief Evan Smith.
Course overview
Reading and Online Journalism Awards
Assignments and Grading
Equipment and hosting
Ethics review
—Spend at least 30 minutes exploring the entries in your OJA finalists category. Pick one you want to discuss. Answer these questions and be prepared to share them with your classmates (Orally. You do not have to write anything down.)
-What is the topic/story?
-What is the news organization? What is the niche/mission?
-Why is this award-worthy? What do they do? How do they do it?

–Download the Online Journalism II syllabus (pdf) if you want a hard copy.
-Start getting equipment together.

About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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