Need A Hug?

If you haven’t had a chance, check out the conversation Ralph, David and I are having on the “radical” post…


*  Need a hug? This may be helpful during midterms…

*  Given the recent New Yorker controversy, is this satire?  Commentary?  News?  That evil world:  content?

*  Stumbled across this link in my cyber travels.  Steven was one of the rising stars at before he left to take on larger projects.

* And, of course, my daily Mindy link.  The Seven Steps outlined here are discussions that I think can be had in all classes:

  1. Are there original documents you can link to?
  2. Are there any photographs (related videos, sound files, slideshows)?
  3. Can you map it?
  4. Can you gather past stories together and link to them?
  5. Can you post the audio or video of an interview or a performance or a meeting?
  6. Can you direct readers to an authoritative (external) site for more info?
  7. Can you invite comment or start a conversation?




About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at He also edits part-time for with the NFL and college football network.
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One Response to Need A Hug?

  1. Steve, you’ve got to link to other people sometimes too! 🙂

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