Creating Journalists at Emmanuel College

A guide for ENGL 2501 and ENGL 3801

WANTED: Photos of Boston Marathon runner #4270 #ECBM

On Monday, students in my Introduction to Journalism and Writing for Electronic Media classes will be covering the Boston Marathon. It’s the second year I’ve assigned this as the final … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

In an act of solidarity, I attempt my own homework assignment. Results are mixed.

Sometimes I look at my syllabus, months after I’ve written it and while I’m in the swing of teaching the class, and wonder what the heck I was thinking. This … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet Lindsay Corcoran, MassLive.com reporter and Wednesday’s speaker

The last time Lindsay Corcoran and I shared a classroom, we possibly traumatized a group of Shrewsbury middle schoolers with the breaking news headline “DA: Husband ate wife’s flesh in … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wednesday is video day for Writing for Electronic Media

Students in Writing for Electronic Media had a long snowy weekend to practice video editing with Videolicious. The finished clips should be popping up on the class magazine, EC Reporter. … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Journalism advice from David Carr

“Being a journalist, I never feel bad talking to journalism students because it’s a grand, grand caper. You get to leave, go talk to strangers, ask them anything, come back, … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Learning to love the new Google Maps

Originally posted on Media Nation:
For several years I’ve asked students in my digital journalism classes to do a group project involving Google Maps. It’s a pretty simple assignment. They…

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video editing: Making sense of all those words, pictures and sounds

For the record: I apologize for how disjointed classes have been this semester. We are now in February and between holidays and snowstorms, we have yet to have a full … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Friday’s speaker: Meet Kyle Clauss, Sun reporter and goat whisperer

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 … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vote and help EC Reporter’s staff pick the “best” of everything!

Originally posted on EC Reporter:
How do you winnow some Emmanuel College students’ favorites down to the “best?” The 24 students in Writing for Electronic Media are doing it in…

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

What to expect when you’re interviewed by AP

Originally posted on THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE:
Sometimes people ask about the “ground rules” when they’re being interviewed or photographed by AP. Here’s what you should expect when working with an…

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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