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  • 1.
    • Online Journalism: An Overview
    • Some trends
    •  increasing importance of independent & startup organizations as opposed to legacy organizations
      • “ For aspiring journalists, this means it is increasingly likely that you will not spend your career working for a traditional, legacy organization. Instead, at some point, perhaps at the beginning of your career, you may need to be an entrepreneur, establishing your own business, or becoming a partner in a small start-up organization.” – Foust, p. 2
    • More multi-way, interactive journalism (social media, citizen journalism, Web 2.0, etc.)
    • More active and participatory – and less patient – audiences
    • Search engine driven users
    • Universal, 24/7 production, consumption, interaction
      • “ There can be no sense of starting at a particular time in the morning, no sense of stopping at a particular time in the evening … Our content’s got to be available when our users want it.” – Adrian Van Klaveren, BBC
    • 24/7 access to reams of information, historical and contemporary
    • Hyperlocalism
    • Unlimited space
  • 2.
    • Online Journalism: An Overview
    • Some trends, cont.
    • Multimedia production, consumption & distribution
    • Convergence (technological, institutional/business)
    • Rise of ‘backpack’ journalist – and citizen (backpack) journalist (writers, photographers, audio-graphers, videographers, e.g. Washington Post print reporters must learn basics of camera operation, shooting aesthetics & editing)
      • “ On every major story we ask for a multimedia component – that doesn’t mean you have to do all of them but you have to think about what the elements should be: Is it a slideshow, is it a video, is it audio, is it graphics?” – Raju Nasiretti, Washington Post
      • “ Everybody is a Web staffer. If you’re a print reporter, you’re also a Web reporter.” – John Schwantes, Corporate Director of News Convergence, WTHR-TV/Indianapolis Star.
    •  Death of traditional model of revenues generation
      • Selling advertising
      • Charging subscription fees
      • Value-added services
      • Publically-funded journalism
  • 3. Wordpress: Intro & overview
  • 4.
    • Content Management System
    • A content management system ( CMS ) is a system providing a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based. The procedures are designed to do the following:
      • Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data
      • Control access to data, based on user roles (defining which information users or user groups can view, edit, publish, etc.)
      • Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data
      • Control of data validity and compliance
      • Reduce repetitive duplicate input
      • Improve the ease of report writing
      • Improve communication between users
      • In a CMS, data can be defined as nearly anything: documents, movies, text, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, and so forth.
  • 5.
    • –> hosted and managed by Automattic 
      • PROs
      • free & easier to set up;
      • everything is taken care of by Automattic: setup, upgrades, spam, backups, security, etc.
      • Blog on hundreds of servers, so it’s unlikely it will go down due to traffic
      • content is backed up automatically
      • CONs
      • Can’t upload a custom theme
      • Can’t modify code behind your blog
      • can’t upload plugins (plugins = programs which extend the capabilities of Wordpress)
    • Wordpress.Org  install on own server or a 3rd party hosting provider
    • ( hosted on Hostgator.Com)
      • PROs
      • More customizable; can create own templates, change CSS, PHP code etc.
      • You can choose & upload own plugins
      • CONs
      • You have to pay $7-$12 per month for space on web host
      • More complicated (have to install on a web host, etc.)
      • You have to keep WP up to date, deal with plugin conflicts, back up WP yourself
      • You have to deal with hacking/security issues on your own
    MFJS 3504, Advanced Multimedia Storytelling & Publishing
  • 6.
    • Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
    • What is a hacker?
    • Why hack?
    • How widespread is hacking?
    • Malware
    • 99% of enterprises had malware infections in network (Fireeye Blog/8-2011)
    • Protecting your (CMS) site
  • 7. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
  • 8. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
  • 9. Why Wordpress?
  • 10. Winter 2011 Why college life?
  • 11. Creating a Wordpress user name/login/bio/avatar
  • 12.  
  • 13.
    • Homework:
    •  Van, Buskir, E. (2010, May). 5-Year-Old YouTube Tops Networks’ Primetime With 2 Billion Views. Wired.Com
    •  Seidenberg, S. (2010). Copyright in the age of YouTube. ABA Journal.
    • Blackboard video 
    • - Creating a YouTube Account
    • Embedding a YouTube Video in Wordpress
    • - Issue Story No. 1 Goal Statement (post to Blackboard Discussion Board!)