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About danfriedell

I'm a sports writer, editor, adjunct professor, mystery book lover, Cleveland native and a softball player. More about me can be found at www.danfriedell.com

Multimedia feature story assignment

Due: May 9 (per syllabus posted on the site since Jan.) Value: 20 percent of grade Detailed information: Multimedia feature package due at the start of class. This must include an originally reported text story of 500 to 700 words … Continue reading

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Visualizing data

We’ll have a full class period on Monday to look at the use of data visualization in online journalism. A good place to begin is by reading Anne Eisenberg’s article from the New York Times about the site called Many-Eyes, … Continue reading

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CSS-ful Resumes

For this next assignment, we’ll take the CSS resume template you downloaded in class and refine it with your own career information and add your own style. You’re either using the template with a linked stylesheet or an embedded stylesheet. … Continue reading

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Midterm take-home assignment

Grade value: This assignment is worth 50 percent of your midterm grade. The in-class portion of the assignment is worth another 50 percent. Together, the midterm is worth 10 percent of your overall grade for the course, so please take … Continue reading

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Print vs. Online story comparison

One item we have discussed in class so far this semester is how publications that have traditionally used print to get the news or stories out to the public have transitioned to the Web. For this blog post, you will … Continue reading

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Final site analysis assignment

Due May 16, 7 p.m.: (20 percent of your grade): This is an analysis of a news website (at least five 250-300-word blog posts for the undergrads, and seven for the grad students), selected from the following list (you may … Continue reading

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Media diary assignment

The next assignment has three elements. All three elements are not due until Feb. 28, but you must post the first element – your media diary – to your own blog and tweet it to the class blog by Noon … Continue reading

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Test post for Tolleah

Here is some text that we want to link up. For more information about this click here. From a Washingtonpost.com story on the Nationals.

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Using tables in stories

Flash, Java, Widgets, oh my! We see news organizations using these formats over and over to help tell stories. In some cases, a plain HTML table will do the trick, like in Terry Pluto’s column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer … Continue reading

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WordPress photo alignment

Wondering what your photos will look like in WordPress? This blogger created a handy guide to the typical alignments and sizes. Check it out! http://ping.fm/zyuwx

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