During class on Tuesday, Feb. 19, we will have a multimedia case study: The Facebook Conundrum: The New Haven Independent and the Annie Le Murder. The case, which is free, is part of the Knight Case Studies Initiative at Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Journalism. You can print out a PDF if you’d like, but take advantage of the multimedia elements, such as audio interviews with the main characters and links to their bios.
The case study assignment is worth 30 points. The first part, worth 15 points, is to post a brief response (250 words or less) as a comment to this blog entry addressing one of these two questions:
1. What are Bailey’s responsibilities to Del Rocco when reporting on her Facebook page?
2. What factors should Bass weigh to determine whether to run Del Rocco’s posts?
Your response must be posted by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, for full credit. In your response, cite specific facts from your own reading of the case. It’s not acceptable to piggy-back on your classmates’ answers without reading the case yourself.
The second 15 points will be awarded on the basis of your contributions to the case study discussion in class.
Enjoy the case! (And bring your ‘A’ game on Tuesday.)