Sunday, August 16, 2009

Your Blogging Responsibilities

Journalism I/F2009:
Your Blogging Responsibilities

Basic principle: Fulfill the basic blogging requirements and you get credit; that is, your grade will not be lowered. Blog well and you get extra credit.

1. Your own blog. You will create a personal blog to which I will link at our class blog. The minimum requirement is that over the rest of the semester you post there once every two weeks -- seven posts during the semester -- on any aspect of your growth as a journalist that interests you. Your post might be a reaction to a news item that you read in the textbook or in a newspaper or magazine or the Internet or something you hear or see on a news broadcast. You might write about something that is said in class or respond to something that happens while researching, reporting or writing a story. I am not looking for polished essay writing, though the better your entries are written the better I will like it. I am looking for quick hits, what you are thinking at the moment about journalism.

2. The blogs of your classmates. In addition to your posting once every two weeks on your own blog, you are also required to comment on the posts of classmates once a week. These posts can be short, a sentence or two in length.

3. The USF alumni blog. Any posting on these blogs will be considered extra credit.

If you have trouble setting up your blog, stay after class or make an appointment with me as soon as possible, so I can help you set up your blog.

Our Class Blog --

The USF Journalism and Media Studies Blog --

The Ethics Class Blog --

How to set up a blog at –

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