Social media and breaking news

The meteor that streaked across the sky last night in Southeast Michigan immediately brought people to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to share images and ask questions. Here’s one way to bring all those things together: A “storify” of the breaking story.

Notes before Wednesday’s class

I’ve receive some of your “data story” links but still need quite a few of them. Please send them before 4 p.m. Wednesday to give me enough time to integrate them into a class presentation we can all look at. If you need a refresher on the links where you might find such stories, you’ll find them here in the readings area of the site.

Also, I want to start setting you all up in the blog, so you can begin blogging. I need your email addresses to do this. For those of you who have already emailed me your links, you’re set! For the rest of you, I’ll be able to add you as a user to the blog as soon as you email me.

Thanks! See all of you Wednesday evening!

Class blogging begins here

This is the excerpt for a featured post.

This blog is where you’ll be doing the majority of your writing this semester. You’ll be required to blog at least twice a week, but feel free to post as much as you like. We’ll go over the specifics in class before you start posting in a couple of weeks.

Although this is a “blog” your posts will need to adhere to the same standards as anything written for publication: Anything that appears here should be ccurate, fact-based, clearly written and engaging. There is room for showing our own writing style and at times for point of view. We’ll look at a lot of examples that illustrate this in the next few weeks.