Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Good Night, and Good Luck

To the students of COMJOUR 333:

Thank you!!!

I had a fantastic time working with you this past semester. It was a pleasure to work with all of you on your various multimedia projects and semester-long blog assignment.

Please have a safe and fun winter break! :)

- Brett



For these final two weeks, we will:
  • How to monetize your reporting via Google AdSense and other display ad technologies 
  • Learn "best practices" in blog and web publishing including legal considerations and concerns unique to online media
  • Wrap up and discuss key accomplishments and learning outcomes from the semester

  • Continue work on your final reporting assignment (video project) - due Dec. 8.
  • Begin work on your take-home final exam - due Dec. 15.
  • Read:
    • Chapter 13: "Digital Media: Online, Mobile and Social Media"
    • Chapter 14: "Visual Journalism"

Landing your first journalism or new media job

Looking for a job in journalism or new media content development? Getting that first gig can be tough. Here are some resources that may help in your search:
Socially network in the following LinkedIn Groups:
How is your online reputation? Enter your name into CVGadget.com and make sure that there are no "compromising" or negative results!

Research the company before you apply!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Blog Laws Slideshow

Blog Laws

While there is a lot of "hype" about blogging, this new form of media can cause major headaches for media organizations. A comprehensive legal guide is available for free on the Internet at:


Litigation Risks
Invasion of Privacy
Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environment
Security Breaches