So, this is a bit late, but I wanted to share the great work of the students in the Online Journalism Workshop that I co-teach with Professor Mike Shanahan at GW’s School of Media and public Affairs.
Much thanks to all of the students who gave their all to these pieces.
The first iteration of SMPA 131 – Online Journalism Workshop is complete.
We have posted all of the student work here:
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.