JMC grad student and blogger Ryan Sholin spends a lot of time thinking about the future of journalism and online news. In a recent blog post, Links that redefine news, he gives several examples of “online news sites and projects that stray from the traditional definition of news” and offer intriguing ideas about the future direction of online journalism.
Your assignment (due March 1) is to check out a few of these links, then write a blog post (title it “Redefining News”) on the link you find most interesting. What do you find most interesting about it? Do you think it holds promise for online journalism? Why or why not?
Be sure to look at the comments section for this blog post too — you’ll find more links to interesting experimental news-related sites and online mash-ups.
You might also want to read Sholin’s previous blog post, Inventing Journalism.