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The Trials of Ryan Widmer: How live blogging challenges journalists’ ethics and engagement with readers. By Mary Carmen Cupito and Michele Day, Northern Kentucky University

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Ryan Widmer was a 27-year-old newlywed when he was arrested and accused of swiss rolex drowning his wife Sarah, 24, in their bathtub in August 2008. Eventually, Widmer had three trials, maintaining his innocence throughout. The first trial’s verdict was

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A Job is in the Details: 10 Tips on Elevating a Portfolio. By Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University

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Objectives One way for students to secure future work is through a professional portfolio. However, a poorly designed website can hinder future opportunities. It is your job to set students up for success while encouraging them to be creative. Specific goals

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Storify: Curating Stories with Social Media. By Cindy Royal, Texas State University

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Objectives Learn the history and background of swiss replica watches Storify Understand why you should use Storify Understand how to create a Storify View examples of Storify used for a live event Develop an assignment using Storify

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Crowdsourcing U.S. Election Day: Using Facebook as a Platform for Collaborative Reporting. By Karen M. Turner and Susan Jacobson, Temple University

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Objectives The goals of this activity are: to have students experiment with swiss breitling using their mobile phones as reporting devices to have students use the assignment Facebook group to post their election status updates from the field as a

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Interactive grading for interactive journalism: Do less work while teaching students more. By Stacy Spaulding, Towson University

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Objectives The goal of this activity is to help students stop thinking “is this A work?” and begin to ask “is this quality journalism?” This is a grading method that is not only less labor intensive for the instructor, but

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Breaking News War Games. By Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University

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One of the most difficult things to teach, yet one the replica watches uk most important to learn for today’s 24/7 newsrooms is how to produce content and make decisions during breaking news situations.  This is a simulated breaking news

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Google Yourself! Online Branding & Social Media Privacy. By Jeremy Sarachan, St. John Fisher College

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Objectives In this lesson, students will learn that personal information is readily available online: 1.   As journalists, they will become aware of the web as an important source of information about individuals, while better understanding issues of privacy and

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Introducing Students to Interactive Graphics. By Deborah Potter, NewsLab

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Objectives Graphics are a great way to make data more understandable, by showing patterns and making comparisons. Graphics in print or TV news stories are more informative when they use shapes, not just words or numbers, because the replica watches

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The Obama “Hope” Poster: A Case Study in Copyright and Fair Use. By Mark Berkey-Gerard, Rowan University

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Objectives This lesson uses the iconic Obama “Hope” campaign poster and lawsuits between the visual artist Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press to explore the definitions of copyright and fair use. In 2009, Fairey sued the AP arguing that his

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