Thursday, 18 October 2007

Welcome

This is the class blog for the Online Journalism specialism class I teach at City University in London.

10 comments:

aindrila said...

Well, to be brutally honest, I chose this specialism because i thought i would bag a job more easily than someone who only does print! Am i correct? Or not...time will tell but I must admit that the scariest part of the session was where Bill mentioned that there might come a time when even reporters/ writers will not be required, courtesy: technology and reference: google news! Maybe i was not so correct about the job bit after all, unless this thing takes a couple of more decades!!
With regards to the future and this specialism, I'm looking forward for the session on differences of print and web writing, what are the essentials that I'll need to keep in mind, etc.
And yes, the ipod was fancy indeed and it did intimidate me a wee bit probably..:p

Bill said...

don't be afraid - you *will* get a job! And there will be space for humans in the media industry to come, I promise...

Xpress said...

Hi guys, it's really cool, cause my blogger identity is an invented (obviously) name, so I can make a total *fool* of myself and none of you will know who I am. HA HA. Ok ok, I can't hold it in any longer! It's Anouk! .. ;-) This is officially my first blog post EVER! Moment of silence s'il vous plait.. .. .. No, no, I couldn't hold it, I want to write more!

Well, now I have made a fool of myself. I shall see y'all on Friday. Good-bye

Morag said...

Gosh, this is all very exciting. This is actually my second ever blog. The first was on my myspace page. I was so outraged that a website called myheritage.com compared a picture of me to Fraz Kafka, that I had to publish it to the world.
Well, after that intro, I don't know what to write! But I will agree with Aindrila, and say that I chose this specialism to get a one-up on everyone else and hopefully bag all of the online jobs when I graduate. well, not all, one job will do!
Must be off, going to play with all of my technological toys (not really; I don't even own an ipod) and my caserole is burning...

Audrey said...

I set up a blog a few months ago but have not posted a single comment! I struggled with the concept that whatever I write will be accessible forever more. So in a bid to overcome my aversion to blogging I am about to send my first post out into the stratosphere.

The most striking thing that Bill mentioned in the online journalism lecture was the fact that the Guardian editor called his staff together and told them that they no longer work for a newspaper, they work for a website. Its mindblowing to think how much the world of media has changed and how much more change is to come.

Cheeky miss said...

This is my first blog too.

In fact, in less than 2 months I have:

- Bought my first ever computer
- Bought a webcam and worked out how to use it myself!
-Joined facebook
-Bought an ipod and downloaded songs, with a bit of help (alas, my ipod was stolen on Saturday...)
-Learnt how to make my own website

What's next, vodcasts?!

I have to say I am concerned that the class will be more philosophical than practical; I realised there would be both but wasn't aware of the imbalance. So I hope it is useful to get a job in June, which is why I chose it. Bill, if the content can be swayed to a more practical side at this late stage that would be good.

Bill seems like a great guy though - I think he put us all at ease.

Ahmet said...

Actually I have a kind of blog for a while but I don,t blog with with words but with photos there (http://ahmetgormez.deviantart.com/). I see it as an alternative way of blogging.

The reason I choosed the Specialism is to see what is going on in this corner of the continent regarding to news producing and being online. I see UK is in a kind of e-revolution now which may lead the other parts of the world...

Kirsty said...

I'm very new to this blogging thing and it seems I'm the last one to post a message before the class tomorrow - this is not due to sheer laziness but because I've been snowed under with work (magazine people will vouch for that!).

I've never thought about setting up a blog before. Why? Probably because I can't think of anyone who'd want to log on just to hear what insignificant little me has to say about the world. So perhaps I'm going into the wrong career...

I've chosen online because I hope to become a technical whizz kid by the time I leave the course. I don't even know what a podcast is at this moment in time, so definitely time to embrace my inner techno geek!

See you all in class tomorrow! :)

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Pandora said...

Online has now become the biggest market in the world with 1.2 billion users. But I really do believe that as a result there is a vast amount of rubbish on the web so am hoping that we will look at if/how the web can really be taken forward to become a more valuable platform for our children, rather than just the fact that it is taking over the world whether we like it or not.