All deadlines, assignments, links to tutorials, and class discussion will be posted at https://ndoj2.wordpress.com. Students should check it regularly.
The Associated Press Stylebook by Norm Goldstein (editor)
All writing for this course must follow AP style. Every journalism student needs this book. Buy it. New and used copies are available in the Rowan bookstore, Amazon.com, and other locations. You should be able to find a copy for between $10-$20.
Because the field of digital journalism changes rapidly, there is no traditional “textbook” for this course. To keep the course as current as possible, students will explore examples of high-quality, award-winning digital news packages and read articles by online journalists.
Each week, students will explore examples from the list of finalists for the Online Journalism Awards. Launched in 2000, the OJAs are the “only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism.”
In addition, students will be assigned online articles, videos, and audio clips. Students are expected to complete an intense study and analysis of the assigned news packages and articles and come to class ready to discuss them.
There will be a series of quizzes that cover the reading as well as in-class lectures and activities.