Hope you’ve all had a good spring break. Unfortunately, it’s back to work for Monday.
First, a reminder that Challenge 6 is due at 6 p.m. Monday (I’m giving you a few extra hours this week). For this assignment, you’re evaluating Carnival Cruise’s use of Twitter to respond to a PR crisis, and you’re identifying four journalists on Twitter who would be good targets for Carnival to pitch. See the blog post for more details. Submit the assignment as a Word attachment (no blog post this time) in an email to COJR3002@gmail.com by 6 p.m. Monday.
Also, be sure to complete the assigned readings on mobile reporting and live blogging/live tweeting:
- Briggs, Chapter 5 (Going Mobile)
- Mu Lin, “Live blog: A new know-how for journalism students,” July 18, 2012, http://www.mulinblog.com/2012/07/18/how-to-live-blog-a-new-know-how-for-journalism-students/
- Steve Buttry, “Suggestions (but not standards) for live tweeting,” The Buttry Diary, Sept. 6, 2011, http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/suggestions-but-not-standards-for-live-tweeting/
- Brian Stelter, “What I learned in Joplin,” …the deadline, May 27, 2011, http://thedeadline.tumblr.com/post/5904630983/what-i-learned-in-joplin (NOTE: Brian Stelter is a TV and media reporter and columnist for the New York Times. In this post, he describes his experience covering a deadly 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri.)
During Monday’s class, you will need your laptops because we’ll be doing some in-class practice in liveblogging and live tweeting that will be graded. And we’ll start class with Katia and Anthony’s case study presentation.
See you Monday.