A guide for ENGL 2501 and ENGL 3801
We’re going to be playing Journalism Speaker Bingo during class on Friday, and Kyle Clauss has only himself to blame.
Clauss, a 2014 Boston University College of Communication graduate and a reporter at the Lowell Sun, didn’t necessarily create the game of cliche Bingo, in which bored students check off the lines every speaker says (mentions small paper where career began, compares old-school methods to digital age). He did, however, decide to email it to Jim Romenesko, who happily posted it to his popular media blog.
“If I had known all this would happen, I would’ve at least drawn straighter lines,” Clauss wrote on his own blog.
But would he have made it a traditional 5×5 Bingo card?
Raised in Pennsylvania, Clauss covered the Boston Bruins for BostInno, wrote for the BU Daily Free Press and co-hosted a radio program on WTBU. He was hired by The Sun after graduation and covers the town of Billerica.
Lately, he’s been chasing goats. That ended Monday, when the Lowell Goat was captured alongside Interstate 495 in Westford.
Reminder: Bring your phone, laptop or tablet — whatever you are most comfortable Tweeting with — to class Friday. Intro students: You will be writing a story about Kyle on your blogs. Electronic Media students: You will be creating a Storify, using your Tweets and those of your classmates, to tell your story.
Don’t forget: The person who Tweets the most, ON TOPIC, during class will win caffeine from the professor!
Hashtag for class: #ECKyle. My students last spring managed to make #ECMark trend in Boston — on Red Sox opening day, no less — for Mark Arsenault of The Boston Globe; let’s see if this batch of students can do the same!