I’d like to give everyone one a chance to start working on the computers tonight. Based on our discussion last week, it seemed that several students were interested in the idea of looking at old news stories and comparing them to the way similar topics are or aren’t covered today. As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve found the link I was looking for last week.
So for tonight, here’s what’s on tap (please note that the pie-chart above doesn’t represent how much we will spend on each activity):
- Course Matters: I hope to cover the following: welcome new students who are just joining the class, give revised syllabi to everyone, discuss the activity/project sequence for section 1 of the course, and distribute copies of chapters 1 and 2.
- Old Time News: I’ll give a quick demonstration of how to navigate through the Chronicling America archive from the Library of Congress. Try to spend some time searching through the archives until you find a couple of stories you might want to work on for the rest of the month.
- In Design and Issuu: I’ll give a quick demonstration of InDesign and show the test page I made today in Issuu. I’d like everyone to set up a free Issuu account and upload work there for the first activity and project – if you choose to do an old-time news analysis.
For next time, be ready to discuss chapters 1 and 2 from the text. We will cover 3 and 4 on Friday.
One more point, I forgot to mention a link on Friday’s blog post. Did anybody notice and or check out the Poynter site? If not, you should. I’ll be talking about it on Friday.