|Week and day||JMC 425 ONLINE MEDIA SCHEDULE||Related links and readings|
|1/ Monday, Aug. 23||Introductions; overview of the course; "Resources" handout and discussion|
|Wednesday, Aug. 25||Professor Carol Schwalbe, who created the "Online Media" course and the Cronkitezine, will talk about the ezine and this semester's project: both sections of JMC 425 will be responsible for the contents of the fall-semester publication. The focus is the presidential debate that will take place at ASU on Oct. 13. Intro to the "idea" and planning site for a converged-media project. All involved will broadcast or publish their contribution on five Wednesdays leading up to Oct. 13.|
|2/ Monday, Aug. 30||Evolving journalism: a discussion. Debate-story possibilities for Cronkitezine. Sampling convention Weblogs.||Cyberjournalist: Who's blogging the convention?|
|Wednesday, Sept. 1||What makes a good Web site? Introduction to HTML codes and story boards. Hands-on work.|
|3/ Monday, Sept. 6||LABOR DAY, NO CLASS|
|Wednesday, Sept. 8||Continuing Web work; online genres.||Readings for Monday:
Online Storytelling Forms
"Three Little Words" or
|4/ Monday, Sept. 13||Working with text||"Newswriting for the Web"|
|Wednesday, Sept. 15||First part of personal project (resume) due at end of class.
Photoshop and the font poem.
|Readings for Monday:
"Is it journalism?"
"We've only just begun"
"The difference a year makes"
|5/ Monday, Sept. 20||Introduction to Dreamweaver MX|
|Wednesday, Sept. 22||More Dreamweaver
Working with color. "Color, Contrast and Dimension in News Design," Poynter's Interactive Color Tool
|Readings for Monday:
"The promise of the Daily Me"
"The second coming of personalized news"
|6/ Monday, Sept. 27||The "daily me." Lab time.||Dreamweaver slide show: "A year ago in Richmond, Va."|
|Wednesday, Sept. 29||Test #1
Drafts of Cronkitezine sites due.
|Reading for Monday:
"Fragmentation and cybercascades" from Republic.com
|7/ Monday, Oct. 4||Web dynamics; advocacy and hate sites|
|Wednesday, Oct. 6||Lab day||Reading for Monday:
"Moblogs seen as a crystal ball for a new era in online journalism"
|8/ Monday, Oct. 11||Election coverage online||ePolitics: A study of the 2000 presidential campaign on the Internet
"Exit poll pact"
|Wednesday, Oct. 13||TBA. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE|
|9/ Monday, Oct. 18||Revisiting the online debate coverage; planning the Cronkitezine -- deadlines for work will be set now.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 20||Test #2||Reading for Monday:
"Redefining the news online" from Digitizing the News
|10/ Monday, Oct. 25||News construction online||Reading ahead:
"The Internet and the Clinton/Lewinsky Scandal"
|Wednesday, Oct. 27||Credibility, fairness, speed||Readings ahead:
"What are we afraid of?"
"Hitting political targets with moving parts"
"Taking cartoons to another dimension"
|11/ Monday, Nov. 1||Animated commentary|
|Wednesday, Nov. 3||Post-election coverage; lab work: Nancie Dodge||Readings ahead:
"Salon does what it wants"
"From Watergate to Web"
"Is online journalism on its way out?"
"Truth-seeking geeks slice into a wb of lies"
|12/ Monday, Nov. 8||Analysis of official campaign sites (screen grabs of Nov. 3), post-vote blogs. In what way is the medium the message?||John Kerry site, George Bush site|
|Wednesday, Nov. 10||A non-major news site; brainstorming original sites. Thanksgiving themes.||Reading ahead:
"Let us link"
Tasini v. New York Times
|13/ Monday, Nov. 15||Discussion of Clinton/Lewinsky (read all five parts); Is the message the medium?
Credibility, fairness, speed. Report from the Online News Association meeting.
|"The Internet and the Clinton/Lewinsky Scandal"|
|Wednesday, Nov. 17||
Copyright, fair use and legal issues / site construction, part II
|14/ Monday, Nov. 22||In-class exam #3||FYI: Flash beginnings|
|Wednesday, Nov. 24||Out-of-class class today. TBA|
|15/ Monday, Nov. 29||Group presentations|
|Wednesday, Dec. 1||Group presentations / Take-home test #4|
|16/ Monday, Dec. 6||Last class: celebration of our work|
|Monday, Dec. 13||No work accepted after noon|