Week 3—Sept. 19 and 21

In class:
-Finish discussion about the football game workflow
-Get access to ruoj2roughdraft.wordpress.com
-More about Assignment 1: Event (Examples: Fishtown Street Food Festival and Madonna in AC)
Lecture: The art of story hunting
How to pitch a story for this class (the “XY And what’s interesting test”)
Pitch for Assignment 1 due on Wednesday. Once it’s approved you can start working on your workflow.

Reading Review:
-Explore BillyPenn.com, a local, digital-only publication and OJA finalist. What does a digital-first strategy look like at this publication? Come with examples.
-Read How Philly’s Billy Penn is building a local news audience from scratch (NiemanLab)
-Read Inside Billy Penn with CEO Jim Brady (AJR)
-Read How a digital-first workflow guides a reporter’s work by Steve Buttry
-Read 10 ways to think like a digital journalist by Steve Buttry
-Read NPR’s Emily Harris made this checklist to organize her story process (NPR)

Reading Assignments:
-Watch Ira Glass on Storytelling Part 2 and Part 3
-How AJ+ reported from Baltimore using only mobile phones (Poynter)
-Read How to grow a social media community from scratch (NPR)
-Read Get a Twitter habit: 5 things to do every day until it sticks (NPR)
-Read How to tell powerful narratives on Instagram (Nieman Storyboard)
-Read Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about the chat app (Nieman Lab)
Quiz #1 reading and lectures next Wednesday

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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