Jim Armstrong

For CLASS THREE — 2/6/15

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2015 at 8:56 am

(reminder: everyone should be keeping careful track of their new media usage this week – AND – posting about it in detail on their blogs!)


For Friday’s class, continue to think about what it means to be a “citizen journalist”.  Are you one? Do you know someone who is?  How would you define it?

Is Julian Assange a citizen journalist?

Consider what it means to accept money, as a private citizen, to write something on your blog.  Does it corrupt the content of what a private citizen writes?  How is (or isn’t) that different from the typical advertisements you see in the newspaper?

When it comes to sharing information, what advantages do blogs have over traditional ‘old’ media?  Where do blogs fall short?

–> PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE ANDREW SULLIVAN PIECE.  (If you google his name and look at recent developments, you can see where this will lead.)


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