When I became the “instructor of record” for the reporting class several years ago, I started a Blackboard site for 4450/7450 because it was much encouraged within the university. Blackboard is a great tool for instructors and students — especially in courses with many graded assignments. What Reporting 4450/7450 has long needed is a place where editors and reporting students can talk and exchange ideas. But you will also find here:
- Required reading
- Blog posts to prompt discussions on the reading
- Prompts for talking about what’s happening in our newsroom and other newsrooms
- A place where you, the reporting student, can contribute your thoughts and ideas about what you’re doing. It might be the place to pose a really tough question you need help answering.
Sound good? Let’s go. I’ll get started while I’m on my break from newsroom duties these next few weeks.