Saturday, January 28, 2017

Phase 3, week 2

So, a recap of what you're doing in this phase:

Check the two sources you've chosen for coverage of the conflict.
Best-case scenario, you find the same topic/story covered in both your papers; in that case, compare how things are presented.
Worst-case scenario; neither of your sources covers your conflict this week; in that case, work on comparing your sources in terms of layout, presentation, audience, etc.

Among other things, you can:
a) try to find out the readership of each source (there are places online that track the page-views of news outlets);
b) look into any "about us" tabs on the site;
c) see what you can find out about the source from elsewhere online.

Remember; these are supposed to be relatively short; don't go over 250 words (not counting name-and-conflict or the hyperlinks, of course)!

Cheers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Phase 3, week 1

Welcome to phase three!


For the next few weeks, your posts will be focused on comparing the coverage of your conflict in different news outlets. You should have found a few go-to sources in the past months; pick two: you will follow these each week.

At the end of this phase, you will turn in 500 words comparing the sources. Your blog entries should mention the story itself, but also aspects of the sources: for now, think about whether they seem to take sides and if so, how; what kind of language they use; their presentation (scary headlines, images etc.)

Have fun

Friday, January 6, 2017

Phase 2, last week!

This is it, folks; last weekly update for your croquis.
Aside from the regular rules, also think about what can be translated to the croquis; if you can't think of a good way to do it, maybe you don't need to report on it.

It's also the last shot you will get at finding two reliable sources for the next phase. You might start your research this week by looking for familiar sources, rather than looking for any news.

Good luck!