|01/17||Introduction to Blogging||NONE|
|01/23 to 01/25||Blogging as Practice: Definition, Features, and Forms||01/23: We’ve Got Blog: Introduction (ix to xiii); Weblogs: A History and Perspective (7-16); Anatomy of a Weblog (25-27); More About Weblogs (28-33).
01/25: We’ve Got Blog: Advice Section (133-157)
Benchmark: Students create their own blogs in class on 01/25.
Two blog postings due by 01/30
|01/30 to 02/01||Blogging and Journalism: Dynamics of a Complex Relationship||01/30: We’ve Got Blog: The Kaycee Nicole (Swensen) FAQ (89-98); Blogging as a Form of Journalism (163-171)
02/01: We’ve Got Blog: Weblogs: A New Source of News (171-182); We the Media: Introduction ix-xviii); Jay Rosen: Bloggers vs Journalists is Over
Two blog postings due by 02/06
|02/06 to 02/08||Technologies of Cooperation: Open Source Development, Web 2.0, RSS, Tagging/Folksonomies, and Wikis||02/06: Institute for the Future, Technologies of Cooperation [PDF].
02/08: We the Media: The Read-Write Web (23-43); The Gates Come Down (44-65)
Two blog postings due by 02/13
|02/13 to 02/15||From Wars to Natural Disasters: Blogs as Citizen’s Media for Live Reporting||02/13: Howard Rheingold, It’s all About the Mobile Internet.
Eric Hellweg, Technology Responds to Hurricane Katrina.
The Sunday Times, How They Triggered the War on the Web.
02/15: Mark Tapscott, Are you Ready for Citizen Journalism to Stop Big Government.
Robert MacMillian, Witnesses to History.
Two blog postings due by 02/20
|02/20 to 02/22||PhotoBlogging and PhotoJournalism: Dynamics, Interrelationships, and Practice||02/20: Torin Douglas, Shaping the media with mobiles
Tim Burt, Mobile phone images present dilemma for TV
Mark Glaser, Flickr, Buzznet expand citizens’ role in visual communications.
02/22: Louise Story, Witnesses post instant photos on the Web
Mark Glaser, Did London bombings turn citizen journalists into citizen paparazzi?
Two blog postings due by 02/27
|02/27 to 02/29||Podcasting and Radio: Dynamics, Interrelationships, and Practice||02/27: Terry Heaton, The mainstream media struggles to co-opt citizen’s media
Heather Green, Tom Lowry, and Catherine Yang, The new radio revolution
02/29:Dana Gardner, There’s an elephant in the podcast room
|03/06 to 03/08||Vlogging and Television: Dynamics, Interrelationships, and Practice||03/06: Drazen Pantic, Anybody Can Be TV: How P2P Home Video will Challenge The Network News
Heather Green, Let a million videos bloom
03/08: Mark Glaser, ‘Video journalists’: Inevitable revolution or way to cut TV jobs
|03/20 to 03/22||Moblogging, Group Blogging and Newsroom Ecosystems: Dynamics and Practice||03/20: Lisa Le Fevre, The Three M’s of Moblogs: Mobile Phone Blogging, Real-time Mobility and Mob Media
Howard Rheingold, Moblogs Seen as a Crystal Ball for a New Era in Online Journalism
|03/27 to 03/29||Blogs as Citizen Journalism: Democracy, public/community journalism, and Altered Media Ecosystems||03/27: We the Media: From Tom Paine to Blogs and Beyond (1-22); We the Media: Making Our Own News (236-242)
Jay Rosen, PressThink’s Top Ten Ideas for 2004
|04/03 to 04/05||Citizen Journalism Projects: Examining non-media hyperlocal citizen journalism projects||04/03: We the Media: The Former Audience Joins the Party (136-157)
Allison Romano, Why everybody is a reporter
04/05: Steve Outing, The 11 layers of citizen journalism
|04/10 to 04/12||Mainstream Media and Blogging: Exploring the practice of blogging in newsrooms||04/10: We the Media: Professional Journalists Join the Conversation (110-135)
JD Lassica: Let journalists blog.
|04/17 to 04/19||Blogging and Politics: From Political Blogs to local/national politics||04/17: We the Media: The Consent of the Governed (88-109)
Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell Web of Influence
|04/24 to 04/26||Blogs, Copyright, and Censorship: Threats Facing Open Source Journalism||04/24: We the Media: Here Comes the Judges (191-208)
Rebecca MacKinnon, China’s Internet: Let a thousand filters bloom
|05/01 to 05/03||Blogs and Youth Engagement: Can this generation be reengaged through participatory technology?||05/01: Merrill Brown,
Abandoning the News
The Story of Beep: Connecting with Young Adults via a Blog-Based Community
05/03: Paper presentations, snacks, class wrapup. Attendance is mandatory.
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