J2 – Day 3


What is Truth?

At the start of class, we took a look at some of the highlights from your blog entries from last night. The people who haven’t done their blog got a reminder about it.

Tomorrow during class, you’ll be returning to this blog post in order to make it amazing.

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Next, we turned our attention to finding interesting story ideas for Hoofprint.net We used Anna Mason’s presentation about what made for the most successful stories last year.

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Then, spend some time in class looking what makes a good Hoofprint.net story.

We’ll also look at some examples of good and bad stories on Hoofprint.net and talk about good sources for stories and ideas. We’ll decide about how we’ll do the first stories (groups, photos, videos, etc) in class.

Know what you’re doing for Hoofprint.net next week. Decide on if you’re writing as story, doing a photo essay, making a podcast, or producing a video. Once you’ve decided, we’ll take a little time to get ready to publish on your specific day.

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Finally, to continue our examination of Truth in Journalism, we took a look at 13 Seconds in August from The StarTribune. We’ll all take a look at it and then talk about the ways this is better or worse than traditional reporting.

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