For our class on Monday, Nov. 22, we will have a multimedia case study — Into the Breach: Should Student Journalists Save Local Political Reporting?
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 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 one of these two questions:
1. Would this proposed university news service benefit Kentucky’s existing news organizations, or pose unfair competition?
2. Would this news service benefit student journalists, or would it take advantage of them?
Your response must be posted by noon on Monday 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 10 points will be awarded on the basis of your contributions to the case study discussion in class.
Enjoy the case!