Today in class, we’ll be discussing the principles and practices of news production online. More specifically, we’ll look at writing for the web.
You’ll be learning:
Some basic HTML tags (links, images, videos and light text formatting)
How to embed multimedia pieces into the body of a post
Effective headline writing for web audiences
How to effectively tag posts
Why linking within posts and trackbacks are important (and what the heck a trackback is)
You’ll be creating:
Your blog bio / choose a theme
A blog post (formulated from content you’ve already writtem) that features links, embedded photos and an embedded video.
You’ll also be Tweeting out your post
If time permits, you’ll publish a Twitpic
PS: If you’ve got some time, feel free to preview the Online News writing article we’ll be going over in class – and if you haven’t shot me over a link to your blog and Twitter handle, please do so ASAP so that I can add you to the blogroll.