Now that we’ve divided the class into group blog teams, to cover various aspects of Austin life for the next 8 weeks, here are a few things to keep in mind:
• Keep in mind the requirements of this blog project.
• If you’re struggling for posting ideas, try here.
Writing a blog will make you better at everything related to being a good journalist. Word. You will become a better writer, researcher, investigator, skeptic, listener, communicator — and editor. You will also become better at everything concerning the Web, if you really apply yourself to blogging. I speak from personal experience on this.
• Finally, for Tuesday I’d like you to read the following articles (see the syllabus for more details):
“Say Everything,” by Scott Rosenberg (introduction and chapter 9 on journalists vs. bloggers) “Bloggers vs. Journalists is Over,” by Jay Rosen “If Bloggers Had No Ethics Blogging Would Have Failed, But it Didn’t. So Let’s Get a Clue,” by Jay Rosen