Class notes: Feb. 28

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY 

Monday, March 4, 5:30 p.m.
A Pioneer of the Black Press

Burnis Morris, an Ole Miss graduate who is now a journalism professor at Marshall University, returns to campus to discuss his new book based on the work of Carter G. Woodson, who was called the “Father of Black History.” He will be joined in the conversation by Alysia Steele, the author of “Delta Jewels” and a member of the journalism faculty at Ole Miss.

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SOURCING

Create and Sign in to a Twitter account

Twitter for sharing stories — share your own story via the social button at the bottom of your story. Does the headline work out of context? Is it written in sentence form?
Are enough keywords there to indicate what the story is about? Isitit. the link too long? Use link shortener like https://bitly.com/ if not.

Twitter for finding stories (Trending, keyword searches)

Twitter for finding sources  (Twitter lists, Direct Message)

 

WHAT WORKS

I would like for next week’s assignment for everyone to read and critique the following:

 

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Pitching stories to the DM:

thedmnews@gmail.com

Taylor Vance: 662-809-3784

 

 

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