Journalism & Democracy
Westchester Community College
Professor Carol Passariello
Creating your Blog Projects
Follow my instructions in lab or, if you are absent, follow the instructions in the video and getting started documents posted in the Blackboard shell.
Use your MYWCC id to create your blog url address.
Name your blog: Journalism & Democracy Spring 2017 followed by your name using one of these three sample formats:
1. Journalism & Democracy Spring 2017 by Jane Smith
2. Journalism & Democracy Spring 2017 by Jane S
3. Journalism & Democracy Spring 2017 by J Smith
This blog should be used solely for postings related to Journalism & Democracy using the Top 25 list from Project Censored http://www.projectcensored.org/the-top-25-index/
Select an under-reported or unreported news story from the Top 25 list on Project Censored and become an expert on the story, not only by reading the Project Censored article, but by finding other independent news stories about the topic. Then, write a short summary of the story, concluding with some thoughts about why that particular story might be on the “censored” list.
Tell your readers why you chose to focus on the topic you chose and how this topic is related to the need for journalism in a democratic society. Gather as many resources as you can on the topic to post on your blog including related graphics, illustrations, pictures, cartoons, discussion groups, listservs, blogs, related book titles, films, videos, magazine articles, historical artifacts, newspaper articles, podcasts, video-casts, social network sites, or any other form of media you can find that will help your readers learn as much as possible about your chosen topic of focus.
Give credit where credit is due. Attribution is absolutely required, so be certain to properly cite any material you use that is not your own, even if it comes from the Creative Commons. Blog projects containing material without proper attribution are not acceptable.
You have until the last week of class to refine your blog projects for a final grade. I will use the rubric printed on the back of these instructions to evaluate your blog project.