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JRN 335 Week 1 Modifying Print for Publication Online

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Modifying Print for Publication Online. Complete Exercise #4 at the end of Chapter One of your text, Online Journalism. The assignment involves writing a paper on how a story from the Ashford Online Library or from your local newspaper might be modified and improved for publication online. Base your work on the principles described in your textbook. Indicate where you would include links or multimedia elements. Provide specific examples of the types of materials and web sites that might be useful in writing an effective and interesting story for the Web. ================================ JRN 335 Week 2 Does Service Journalism Serve the Reader

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Does Service Journalism Serve the Reader?. Service journalism involves using sidebars, lists, or boxed materials to highlight information, helping readers easily find and act on it. Other techniques include using blurbs, subheads, a question-and-answer column, or even to repeat things in different ways for different people. Service journalists also help their audiences think more visually, using pictures and graphics to enhance the message. This can include anything from providing an address to a


phone number to instructions on how to fix a lawnmower or make a loaf of bread. It might include directions on how to travel to a festival or where and when to buy tickets. For this assignment, find an example of a story in a newspaper or magazine or on a Web site that would have benefitted from service journalism techniques. Then, tell what you would have done to make the information more usable. Describe the techniques you would use as well as their benefits to readers. If you like to present the information in a service journalism format, you may do so. The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. ============================= JRN 335 Week 4 Citizen Journalism

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Citizen Journalism. The most exciting—and, to some traditional journalists, most worrying— development of new media is citizen journalism, specifically, news coverage, usually online, by people who don’t work for commercial news organizations. Some citizen journalists are producing regular reporting for growing audiences. Their focus may be on local communities, as is the case with backfence.com. Or it may be broader, as with the activist indymedia.org, an international collective that publishes online editions in a number of major cities, with a strongly anti-establishment slant.


Spend some time with the citizen journalists at The Third ReportandIndependent Media Center. Compare their reports with the stories in the mainstream media from the same geographic areas. Where does the coverage overlap, and what stories are different in each medium? What sources seem to serve the citizens best? The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. =================================

Jrn 335  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Modifying Print for Publication Online. Complete Exercise #4 at the end of Chapter One of your...

Jrn 335  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Modifying Print for Publication Online. Complete Exercise #4 at the end of Chapter One of your...

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