Here’s your five-point, one-page homework assignment, due at the beginning of Friday’s lab at 1 p.m. Aim for about 250 words.
Find a news site that is covering the Haiti crisis and assess its coverage based on the Four Pillars of Web News:
Is the site on top of the latest news? How frequently are updates posted? How are updates indicated on the site?
Is the reader empowered with options to experience the story in whatever form he/she wants, in whatever order he/she wants?
Does the site give its readers/viewers a voice? How can readers contribute to the story and its surrounding conversation?
How compelling and effective is the site’s multimedia content? How would you assess its quality?