Saturday, February 10, 2018

Phase 3, week 3

Hi all

This week, if you don't find similar news stories, you can start looking at the layout of your sites: what are the general priorities and  image being projected? Is there a connection between their mission, audience or business plan and their layout? You don't necessarily have to cover both outlets, especially if you're doing a lot of analysis.

Good luck!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Phase 3, week 2

Hi all

Since we did not have a chance to talk about the blogs last week, the instructions will be the same as last time. Most of you did a good job of introducing the sources... go back to hose same ones and see what they're saying this week; if there's nothing on the conflict, pick some aspect and compare them: layout/presentation, language, topics covered, etc

Good luck!

Mr. H

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Phase 3, week 1

Hi all

We're onto a new phase. The idea, in the next weeks, is to paint a picture of how news outlets approach their work.
You will be comparing two news outlets. In this first post, simply identify and briefly describe the two outlets you will use. You will get into more details in the next weeks.
 If you are saying anything specific about a source (language, layout, a story), you should provide a link.
As usual, identify yourself and your conflict, and keep the post to 250 words or so.
Good luck!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Phase 2, last week!

This is it, folks; the last of your news-of-the-week updates.
The rules are the same as they have been - word limit, 2-3 sources, proper citation...
You'll be doing the croquis next week, and we'll have a dedicated class on it on Tuesday, but do start thinking how you will present what you know in croquis form.

Good luck!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Phase 2, weeks 6-7

Hi all

Welcome back! The instructions are the same as for last time... do look back to make sure what they are! You can report on anything since the vacation started.

Good luck!
Mr. H

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Phase 2, week 5

Hi all

You're looking for the same information as in weeks past, and the rules about length, citation and analysis are the same.

This week, please use 2 or 3 sources... at least two so you have a chance to try out sources for phase three, and no more than 3 so you have to decide what's most important this week!

Good luck!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Phase 2, week 4

Hi all

You're continuing your weekly updates, with all the rules we've established so far (citation, word count, etc.)
It is worth thinking about two things at this point in the project: a) having at least TWO reliable sources (you'll need them for Phase 3), so if you find yourself going back to the same source every week, start to branch out; and b) how to represent events on a croquis: what kind of "figur├ęs" would work for what's going on?

Good luck!

Mr. H