Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Assignment #5

Some of you have already been including some original reporting on your blog - whether it was a Q&A with your podcast, a review of something related to your topic, etc. For this assignment, I want everyone to do a post that is based on your own reporting work - if you've already been doing this, try to do a different format. For example, if you've been writing lots of reviews, then do a Q&A with someone talking about your blog topic (doesn't have to be audio/podcast) or include some photography - but something that tells a story - not just one picture.

Clearly label your original reporting post as fulfilling Assignment #5. Also, if you've already been doing a lot of this, you can send me an e-mail noting other examples of original reporting on your blog. You have until the final blog deadline of Nov. 30 to do this.

Assignment #6

For your last weekly blog assignment, write one final essay that should be posted on your blog by Friday Nov. 30 about your blogging experience – what did you get out of it, if anything. What would you do differently? What did you enjoy? Dislike? Do you think you will continue your blog? Were there any surprises? What do you think of blogs in general? Did you share your blog with family and friends and what did they think?

Monday, November 05, 2007


Boston.com has redesigned its Website - hurray! I've been complaining about it forever. Have not had the time to really explore it yet, but anything has to be better than before.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Indy Star writer fired for blog posting

A columnist for the Indy Star newspaper was fired for comments he made in a blog on the newspaper's Website. You can read about it here.