Excellence in Online Journalism

Ch. 6: The Centrality of Conversation


Writer provides personal element in blog as traditional journalist [Cosmic Blog] – 122

Blog looks at issues related to struggles to balance work and family [The Juggle] – 123

Blog addressing infant deaths drew more than 100 comments [The Juggle] – 123

Science blog entry questioning reality drew more than 100 comments [Cosmic Blog] -126

Law blog entry discussing replacement for LSAT attracted 23 comments [Law Blog] – 127

Discussion Forums

Newspaper hosts a number of discussion forum groups on various topics [Post] – 128

Box: Deciding When Comments are Over the Top

Columnist sometimes blocks abusive users from blog [Change of Subject] – 130

Law protects original comments, and editors who do not alter meaning [CMLP] – 130

SPJ Code of Ethics provides guidelines applicable to weblogs [SPJ] – 131

Social Media

Major newspaper quickly attracts a half-million fans on Facebook [Facebook] – 132

Twitter feed accompanied live video covering famous singer’s funeral [MSNBC] – 132

On-The-Job Profile: Eric Zorn Facing the Daily Challenges

Citizen Media Law Project offers sample Terms of Use for comments [CMLP] – 137

Columnist started paper’s first blog in 2003, focused on politics [Change of Subject] – 138

Political blog entry invoked colorful voice of traditional journalist in critique of interview [Change of Subject] – 140

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Written by David Craig

August 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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