Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

Week 9 – Wednesday

Agenda:

  • Personal Video : Your YouTube Channel
  • Personal Branding : Your URL
  • Using WordPress As Your Digital Hub
  • The Challenge of SoundSlides (and some work-arounds)
  • Project Time

Personal Video : Your YouTube Channel

Personal Branding : Your URL

  • What is a domain registrar?
  • Search for your name on GoogleBing and Pipl.com. How are the results alike and different?
  • Use this domain registrar search tool to see if you can claim your name
  • Domain name registration is a separate process from web hosting

Using WordPress As Your Digital Hub

  • You can make WordPress.com your web host for a minimal fee
  • Settings -> Domains
  • Easy to move content to a self-hosted WP installation (Demo: tools -> export/import)

The Challenge of SoundSlides (and some work-arounds)

  • Free hosting like WordPress — you can’t FTP the files in the structure you need to make SS work and you can’t use javascript
  • One solution: export SS as video file
  • Another solution: create a slideshow in PPT and upload that to Slideshare.net. Put the captions in the notes field and the text will appear on the web

Project Time

Assignments

  • By 8 am 28 May (Friday). You must incorporate feedback from the review in the final version of your story. Upload the final cut to YouTube and link in your blog post; also create a post on this blog and include both the rough and final cuts; categorize “student projects”. There are two YouTube uploads with this assignment.
  • Final course reflection due Monday 7 June at 11.30 am via Catalyst CollectIt
  • Post course webQ due Monday 7 June at 11.30
  • Group project due on Wednesday 9 June at 11.30 am; this includes Catalyst peer assessment
  • Group project due on Wednesday 9 June at 11.30 am
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