May 3: Embracing interactivity

No class Monday, May 3.

Assignment due Wednesday, May 5:

  • At least one originally reported story on delayed payment impact.
  • At least one attributed and linked rewrite.
  • Read the following linked stories about interactivity and be prepared for a quiz and discussion on the readings.


Interactive journalism means actively inviting, encouraging and responding to readers.

First, understand the participatory news consumer. :This Pew Center study shows how news consumers now expect a social experience as well.

That means things don’t always go as planned.:Nieman Journalism Lab interview explains how experimentation is vital to interactive journalism.

So contemporary Web journalism initiatives require flexibility, no more so than at the nation’s most staid newspaper.

10 ways to reinvent journalism from former Gatehouse media VP.


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