Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wu Nan on the Internet and the future of Chinese journalism

Wu Nan, a Chinese journalist who’s spending the academic year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, compares investigative reporting in China to “playing a video game” — negotiating the system is like finding your way through a maze, and … Continue reading

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Wu Nan to speak on digital journalism in China

A reminder that our class today will consist of attending a talk by Wu Nan, a Chinese journalist and Nieman Fellow, in 305 Shillman. The subject of her lecture will be “Will One Thousand Bytes Bloom?” The event will be … Continue reading

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More information about your final projects

On the syllabus you will see this: “You must write a blog post outlining what your final project will be by Tuesday, March 20.” Unfortunately, when I started looking for those posts this morning, I didn’t find any. I think … Continue reading

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Our favorite historic sites

For our Google Maps project this semester, we chose to visit our favorite historic sites in Boston. Please have a look at our students’ stories and photos by clicking on the various points on the map.

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Getting ready for our Google map project

Each of you will write a 250- to 350-word blog post, with a few photos, about a historical attraction in Boston. You all have an assigned attraction at this point. Your post should function partly as a feature story, partly … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia Britannica throws in the (print) towel

The Encyclopedia Britannica will not be publishing any more print editions, in part because Wikipedia has taken away so much of its readership. This isn’t a story about journalism per se, but it is a story about the media, as … Continue reading

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Preparing for class on Thursday

There are two subjects you should be prepared to discuss in class on Thursday. 1. The topic of your final project — an example of digital media, preferably local, preferably related to your beat, that you think is worthy of … Continue reading

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