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This list will change throughout the semester. Please check back often!

Week 1 Readings:

Not required, but feel free to check these out:

Why Twitter Will Endure David Carr, New York Times, January 1, 2010

The Journalist's Guide to Twitter Leah Betancourt, Mashable, May 14, 2009

Jen's Twitter Tips (from

Tools You Can Use Stephanie Romanski,, January 21, 2010

Is this the future of journalism? "Reporting's mass appeal" Mayrav Saar,, December 20, 2006

How to avoid copyright violations Mary Collins,, December 1, 2006 (you will need to register for free)

A dozen tips for writing online Jonathan Dube (Editor & Publisher of written for Committee for Concerned Journalists

Mashable Twitter Guidebook

Mashable Facebook Guidebook Editor on Using Blogs, Citizen Journalism, December 28, 2006

Web 2.0 -- The best explanation of how the web has change that I've found:

Week 2 Readings:

20 Real World Uses for Google Wave Cory Bohon,, January 13, 2010

Using Social Media to Recruit Viewers Graeme Newell,, August 18, 2009

Spreading the Brand Message One Community at a Time Richard Buck,, January 9, 2007 (you will need to register for free)

Personal Branding Blog (it's worth reading and following some ideas and discussions there)

Week 3 Readings:

100 Great WordPress Themes,

100 Free WordPress Themes, Smashing Magazine, May 18, 2009

10 Steps to the Perfect Portfolio Site, Smashing Magazine, February 26, 2009.

Site examples:

Ryan Chartrand
Matt Flener (same template, different look)
Lauren Rabaino
Martin Gee (using Mobile Me account)
Brett Roegiers
Erica Smith
Will Sullivan

Our class hashtag is mentioned in this blog post!

Week 4 Readings

Week 5 Readings:
Interactive web stories -

Casualties of War - This is a simple and deeply informative infographic on the military members who have died in Iraq.

MediaStorm - Spend time on this site and see the many different ways to see/read/experience the stories.

Losing Louisiana - Deeply interactive piece about damage post-Katrina and Rita. Great example of how a map can take you to so many places.

Being a Black Man - An interactive look at what it means to be a black man in today's society.

MSNBC's Multimedia Page - MSNBC tends to have good stuff from time to time.

Mercury News Launch Page - This takes you to all kinds of interactive stories from the San Jose Mercury News - The ultimate mashup of neighborhood crime, business, entertainment and everything else you can think of data

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Week 11 Readings:
10 Questions to ask to make good ethical decisions, Bob Steele, Poynter Institute

Online web ethics wiki, USC Annenberg Center for Communication Online Journalism Review

Online journalism ethics Joanne Byrd, American Society of Newspaper Editors, August 29, 2005



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