Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

Twitter Assignment

Week 2 – 5 April

  • Set up Twitter accounts (must be public, not private); add Twitter IDs to student page of this site; follow one-another
  • Before Wed class – Find and follow an additional 10 people related to digital journalism
  • In class Wed – Find and follow at least 10 news-related accounts by Thursday

Week 3 – 12 April

  • By 8 am Monday, customize your Twitter account (avatar, bio, link to your course blog, change default design theme)
  • By 8 am Monday, four more tweets related to class topics. Remember your hashtags!
  • By 8 am Wednesday, blog & tweet (one blog post, three tweets): three examples of good audio stories (not sites, stories)

Weeks 4-10: Twitter Assignment for remainder of the quarter :

  • Follow an additional five people each week; blog post by 8 am Monday telling us who, why. Should be *people* not news organizations but can be new media sites like ReadWriteWeb (although you are supposed to already be following RWW!). Posts due Monday of Weeks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Each Friday, tweet these five as a #FF (the Friday Follow does not count as one of the five tweets for the week).
  • Post at least five tweets/week (tweets due weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – a week is Sunday-Saturday, for example, Week 4 is 18 April-25 April )
  • Due Monday finals week (7 June) at 11.30 am: 600-800 word essay on Twitter experience. What did you learn? What do you think of the future of Twitter as a tool for journalists? For citizens? For news organizations? Give evidence for your opinion. Post to your course blog.

Weekly Assignments (total 400 points)

  • Blogging assignments: 100 points
  • Audio assignments: 100 points
  • Photo assignments: 100 points
  • Video assignments: 100 points

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