Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Enter the Blogosphere

This blog is designed to support students participating in my continuing studies course Enter the Blogosphere: The Politics, Profits, and Perils of Blogs at NYU. For easy reference, here's the catalog description of the class:

Blogs have literally changed the face of news, delivering on the promise of the democratized media that emerged in the 1990s dot-com boom. Blogs provide an excellent opportunity for young writers and journalists to express themselves independently, but the blogosphere can be an insular and sometimes mystifying universe. This course offers an insider's look at the world of blogs -- including their history, how to start your own, and how to make money from it -- and students examine critical journalistic ethics issues unique to the world of blogs. Receive extensive instruction in how to create and market your own blog, which is critiqued by the instructor and class. Students will create their own blogs (if they don't already have one) and begin writing for them. Blogs will be critiqued by the instructor and class.

  • An overview of the history of blogs
  • Guest lectures from leading bloggers
  • Hands on instructions and tips about how start, market and make money your own blog
  • Create your own blog
  • Extensive instruction on blog style and format
  • Blogging ethics and standards
  • Blogs go mainstream. How the mainstream news media's embrace of blogs is changing the way news is disseminated.

Organized through NYU's Design, Digital Arts, and Film department, the course will run 10 sessions between May 16 and July 25, 2007.

If you're interested in participating, please sign up!

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