Category Archives: Uncategorized

Week 3—Sept. 25 & 27

-A few more thoughts on media “steamships” and “cigarette boats” –Art of story hunting –How to pitch stories for this class (Using XY And what’s interesting… test) -Assignment I: Event pitches –Which media element/platform is best for your story? –Assignment … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In-Class Storify Assignment

Worth 2 Participation Points Storify is a tool for curation. See BillyPenn’s Storify on Pope visit to Philadelphia. The main goal of the assignment is to practice the key aspects of journalistic curation, including how to: Identify essential pieces information … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How/where to post your post-event coverage of Assignment I: Event

Cover your event before and during as you have planned out in your workflow. After the event, curate your coverage and summarize your engagement with the audience. Here is how to do it… 1. Create a public online place for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Art of Story Hunting

Not Everything We Call a “Story” is a Story The writer and writing coach Jack Hart has noted that journalists have a habit of calling almost everything we do a story whether or not it has any narrative elements.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to pitch a story using XY “And what’s interesting…” test

In an article in Transom Review, NPR radio reporter and journalism instructor Alex Blumberg offers some great advice for determining if you on the right track to finding a good story and pitching it to an editor. He suggests that reporters pitch … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 2 — Sept. 11 & 13

In Class: —Discuss a story from the 2017 Online Journalism Awards finalists. How would you describe the values/critiera of the OJAs based on the finalists and winners? Briefly describe the entry/story you particularly liked? What pulled you in? Tell us about the news … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Assignment I: Event Workflow – What to do and how to do it

I must approve your Assignment 1 pitch. Don’t proceed until you get the OK from me. Once your event pitch is approved, then you can start working on your workflow. Your workflow must be emailed to me prior to your … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment