Four more classes!

Terrific promotional and interactive ideas last Wednesday.  Our final class sessions will focus on continued content development, particularly advocacy blogs; and interactive marketing. Here are the class activity plans and assignments through our last meeting, Wednesday, May 26.

Monday, May 17

Due today:

New content: Stories, rewrites, video

Interaction report: One to two pages describing your commenting and interactive experiences promoting the site.

Activities

Edit and post new content.

Discuss commenting immersion

Discuss and implement design changes

Assignment

Interaction report: One to two pages describing your commenting and interactive experiences promoting the site.

Blogs: Report and write 200 to 400 word blogs or create a video that divulges something new and uses interaction.

ASSIGNMENT DUE MONDAY, May 24: Read the following.

Get tough on anonymous comments, Online Journalism Review 2006.

Online readers need a chance to comment, not abuse, Washington Post, April 2010

The law: The Communications Decency Act of1996 shields newspapers from liability for online comments, pbs.or/mediashift, May 2010

Drawing specifically  from these readings, the Pew participatory news study, your class experiences and personal experiences, write no more than 1,000 words on one of these two topics:

  • Anonymous online commentary is the death of American civic culture
  • Anonymous online commentary is the lifeblood of American civic culture

Wednesday, May 19

Due

Blogs: Report and write 200- to 400- word blogs or create a video that divulges something new and uses interaction.

Interaction report: One to two pages describing your commenting and interactive experiences promoting the site.

Activity

Edit and post new content

Discuss commenting experiences

Assignment

Blogs: Report and write 200 to 400 word blogs or create a video that divulges something new and uses interaction.

Anonymous commentary paper

Monday, May 24

Due

Blogs: Report and write 200 to 400 word blogs or create a video that divulges something new and uses interaction.

Anonymous commentary paper

Activity

Edit and post new content

Discuss commenting experiences

Assignment

Assess Deadbeat Illinois. Produce a written evaluation of up to 750 words of the entire site and specifically, your contribution to it.

Wednesday, May 26

Due

Deadbeat Illinois site assessment

Activity

Discuss site assessment

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