Teaching Online Journalism the open source way: week 1: “Why?”
In two weeks I begin teaching the 2008 class on Online Journalism. As a way of inviting ideas and being open source and all that, I thought I would post 2007′s classes online. The first lecture is below…
…it’s very much one-word slides with me riffing off them, but hopefully it gives you a sense of what areas I covered. The idea here is to get students thinking about their own motivations before they begin, and for me to get an idea of why they’re doing this.
I then give my own angle, before moving on to cover blogging and RSS. I used Wikio last year as the recommended RSS reader/personalised news site, which I came to regret – it was buggy.
By the way, I blogged about the results at the time here.
Your thoughts are very much welcome.