Educating the Net Generation

Implementation 2: University of Wollongong - Journalism

Student reflective journals through blogs

In this activity learners created a collection of news stories using a blog in a first year journalism course. The activity introduced students to blogging as a form of journalism and provided a context for developing their research and writing skills.

The activity involved students in first year journalism establishing and maintaining a blog in which they published news stories about their suburb. Each student developed a news and resource blog for their local area that included:

These were the minimum requirements and students were encouraged to add other elements to give their blog a focus and sense of particular identity. The blog comprised 50% of the assessment for the subject.

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