My book, Engaged Journalism: Connecting With Digitally Empowered News Audiences (Columbia University Press, February 2015) examines the changing relationship between journalists and the audiences they serve. I’m eager to hear your reactions. For Tuesday’s class, please read Chapter 2: News As Conversation (the PDF is on Blackboard under “assignments”). By noon on Monday, Feb. 8, post a reaction of 100 to 200 words as a comment on this post addressing the following question: How (if at all) did the chapter change the way you think about the role the audience plays in the journalistic process? In your response, cite specific examples from your own reading of the chapter, as well as your own observations and experience. It’s not acceptable to piggy-back on your classmates’ answers without reading the chapter yourself. This assignment is worth 10 class participation points.
For class on Tuesday, Jan. 26: After reading the assigned portions of Briggs Ch. 2, post a 100-to-150-word comment on this post answering this question: How did the chapter change the way you think about how you use (or don’t use) Twitter as a professional journalistic tool? Be honest and specific. This is worth 5 class participation points and is due no later than 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25.
Welcome back to SMU, and welcome to Digital Journalism! I look forward to navigating the digital jungle (as Meadows recently put it) with you this semester.
Packers fans pile in to Vernon’s Gastropub on game days hours before kick-off. Everyone wears green and gold and cheers for the same team.
An inside look at The SMU Mustang Band!
Enter the colorful world of Atama: a unique and progressive art gallery in Mockingbird Station. Owner Josh Ramirez and SMU senior Brynne Kuntz explain how Atama pushes the boundaries for artistic mediums and proves that toys are not just for kids.
The SMU Pom Squad is well known for their energetic performances – which they perfect during practices every Tuesday and Thursday then perform at every home football and basketball game.
The SMU Mustang Mavericks are headed out to perform around Dallas on their holiday tour on December 5, 2015.
Stampede is SMU’s only coed a cappella group. The student organizations sings around campus and Dallas.