For our first class next week, we will delve into another multimedia case study: Digital Deadline: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Kirkwood Shooting.
You can print out a PDF if you’d like, but take advantage of the multimedia elements, such as video and audio interviews with the main characters and links to their bios.
The case study assignment is worth 20 points. The first part, worth 10 points, is to post a brief response (250 words or less) as a comment to this blog entry addressing these two questions:
1. Does STLtoday.com owe its readers as much accurate information as it can provide in real time, even if it means stepping ahead of the police in confirming the names of the shooter and his victims? Why or why not?
2. What information should go in the next day’s Post-Dispatch newspaper?
Your response must be posted by noon Monday (or, if you’re in the T/TH class, noon Tuesday).
The second 10 points will be awarded on the basis of your contributions to the case study discussion in class.
Enjoy the case!