Online Journalism Class for Spring ’08

Next Spring I am co-teaching a new class at SMPA with Mike Shanahan.

This week, we had our first planning conversation, and I think we have the chance here to something really innovative.

I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but one thing we talked about was a blog that starts very early in the process. In a reporter’s notebook style, we could use this to report on the process itself and solicit user input before we execute even the first iteration of the site.

One modle for this sort of thing is NPR’s Rough Cuts.