Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blogging framework

Blogs. They're everywhere.

While some have value and contribute to an ongoing academic or social dialouge, do I really need to read about my neighbor's plight to bake cupcakes for a birthday party? Are blogs and other forms of social media cheapening the authenticity of our relationships? That is a quandry that certainly won't be resolved here.

However, Carol Schwalbe, associate professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication offered a basic framework for blogging that I believe can promote a beneficial exchange of ideas and information. Here are just a few suggestions...

o Be passionate
o Have a desire to educate
o Have a desire to share
o Express an informed opinion or point of view on the issue addressed
o Ask a question to encourage discussion
o Share links to other resources

What Journalists Can Learn From Bloggers

What Bloggers Can Learn From Journalists

Jamie Ray
Vista Ridge High School
Cedar Park, Texas

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