An invitation from my 425 Online Media class...

Week 4

Links visited in class:
Newsdesigner.com | Visual Editors (check the "Zoomify thingee" feature for the redesign of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch |

Of optional ledes and narrative briefs:
"Offering options" | "I'll be brief" from the American Journalism Review

"The team had none of their production software and templates, and no access to any of The Times-Picayune's fonts, and was struggling with rolling blackouts. Still, Mary Chauvin, a copy editor, was able to replicate the look of the paper on the fly by cobbling together graphic elements from earlier online editions..."
READ ALL ABOUT IT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES STORY OF HOW THE TIMES-PICAYUNE GOT OUT

Current Rimrats Topic: All you ever wanted to know...
The Washington Post's Don Podesta, assistant managing editor for copy desks and ASU alum, and Bill Walsh, national copy desk chief (who also writes "The Slot"), gave a live interview last semester to answer questions about how the paper is produced and the role of the copy desk. And guess what? The word "rimrat" is in there. :-) This week's topic: What did you learn from this interview? Any surprises? (There's also a link to this on the class Web site.)