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ENG 452: New Media

Writing and editing for new media, thinking critically about what that really means

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User-Generated Journalism?mseschCNN iReport screenshot

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:54:38 +0000

So, no question, the ability for ordinary citizens to upload photos, video and news about what’s happening right now in their corner of the world is amazing. It’s especially relevant in cases where traditional journalists just can’t be on the ground reporting — As we read from Barb Palser at AJR, this was especially true […]

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The Best Personal Storiesmgd2011img_2533concert11

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 02:13:05 +0000

After reading lots and lots of class blogs, a common theme that stood out to me was just how many of my classmates were not afraid to share stories from the personal lives. Many do not use psuedonyms and just tell it like it truly is. The theme I picked for my blog is purposefully […]

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Four Best Blogging Strategies… In My OpinionthekatiesullivanMichael Scott-ismsScreen shot 2011-03-29 at 1.39.36 PMBorderline ObsessionThose Who Wait

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:42:50 +0000

Writing a blog is pretty simple, if you don’t care if people want to read it. It’s getting people to want to read it and then keep them coming back that is the difficult part. Some may seem pretty obvious, but then why don’t more people do it? Whether you’re just starting out as a […]

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5 Techniques for Creating a Successful Blogerindusseaultandreakatienataliaalextrevor

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:18:02 +0000

After blogging for a short while and observing some of my classmates blogs, I have come to notice some really great things that others have posted. Some of these things I never would have thought to incorporate into my own blog. Here are some simple techniques that will hopefully make your blog a little more […]

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The best ways to blog about vacationstrevoraudet1989cali189174_1365759139113_1085670584_31424517_6016039_nlogo_staticbathing suits

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:09:06 +0000

  1. When talking about a place you went on vacation it is helpful to include pictures that capture the landscape of your destination. The picture above was used in a post by Katie W. about a trip to Santa Monica, California over spring break. You can read the entire post at… 2. Make sure you […]

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Top 5 Blogging Topic Themeshanrahantk

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:11:16 +0000

It’s interesting to see the different ways we communicate our thoughts to each other. Each student in this class has picked a different theme that reveals a little bit about our personalities. Considering the variety of blogs the class of 2011 has come up with, there are a few that stand out more than others. […]

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Five Faces Behind the Blogstephaniebloggingerinnataliagraciekatietrevor

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:41:37 +0000

When I created my blog My Bit of Happiness, I wanted to keep the blog impersonal. I came from the uber-personal world of Livejournal, where I used to spill my guts about work, dating, friends, enemies etc. Let’s just say that got me into trouble… and anyway I find it annoying when people spill their […]

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Top 5 Blogging Techniques in ActionnataliaSoldier Delivery LetterLiving NirvanaBorderline ObsessiosMy Bit of HappinessMaking Fire

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:23:22 +0000

For our latest assignment, the students of ENG452: New Media were asked to become official blog curators. We each set out to explore each other’s blogs and develop our own themed list based on our published posts. After reading through a number of my classmates’ posts and exploring their blogs, I decided to develop a list of the Top 5 […]

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Pleasing to the eyesullivan26cakefrittataskatieandreaconcert

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:16:36 +0000

Top 5 Favorite Techniques Of My Fellow Blogger’s: The visual content of our class blogs are truly amazing and pleasing to my eyes and what I find most appeal about this project. 1. YouTube: It’s nice to have so many links to YouTube whether it’s a music video, news story, or just a funny homemade […]

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6 Ways to Make People Want to Read Your Blogandreaschiarizzibroccoli

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:10:37 +0000

Even though the blogs we’re all writing are a class assignment, it’s still fun to build readership. From reading through our class blogs, there are a couple of techniques that stand out to me as smart ways to keep readers coming back for more. As much as you can, make your posts personal. Write about […]

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