Extra Credit Opportunities

If you want to sock away some extra points while learning about the future of journalism, I hereby announce two extra credit opportunities, worth up to 10 points each.


Write a one-page speaker summary (up to 250 words) with your reactions and reflections to one of these two presentations:

Evan Smith, CEO of the Texas Tribune, has been invited by the Northwestern University Club of D/FW to speak on “The Future of American Journalism” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. The event is just a few minutes away from campus at The Richards Group, 8750 N. Central Expressway. The registration fee for non-members is $20. Register here.

Free alternative to the Evan Smith event: Listen to the audio of the Online/Convergence Panel at the Feb. 6 SPJ Career Conference at UT-Arlington. I moderated the panel, which featured Kent Chapline, executive producer of CBS11tv.com, along with Matt Stiles and Elise Hu of the Texas Tribune. Special thanks to student Brooks Powell for recording the session.


The spring O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism will be delivered by Michael Ramirez, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Investor’s Business Daily. It will take place on Tuesday, March 2 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center.

This extra credit opportunity has two parts. The first part (up to 5 points) is to contribute three live tweets from the lecture itself, using the hashtag #oneil at the end of each tweet. The second part (up to 5 points) is to write a 125-word reaction to the lecture.

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