(I apologize, I thought this was due by Tuesday at 9am.)
Subject and slant: What do you want to write about? What argument do you want to make about, or perspective do you want to bring to, this topic?
I want to write about the role of journalism in light of digital media, the Internet, and changing perceptions of what a journalist does and who can become a journalist. My perspective will be that of a student about to graduate college and enter journalism school in pursuit of a Master’s degree. Without fully researching the topic, I do not know what my slant will be, but I think now that though anyone has the capacity to become a journalist, that not everyone has the ability to become a journalist. The Internet has increased accessibility, allowing people to more easily publish their work, but I do not think that every blog post, video, or photograph on the Internet warrants the designation of journalism.
Format: What will be the final form of your work? (Tumblr site, Prezi, YouTube video, iBook Author, etc.) Why is this an apt format for the kind of text you want to produce?
Right now, I’m leaning toward using an iBook for my project. I’ve been working with iBook for my capstone project as well, so I’m familiar with the program. I’m not totally set on this however, I think I’ll let the material I gather influence the medium.
Materials: What sort of research will your essay be based on? (Personal experiences, field notes, interviews, other texts?) Try to list at least four or five texts, persons, or events you know you will draw on.
I think my research will based on numerous things including: personal experiences, interviews, articles and other texts, and compiled data. I wrote an essay for my journalism school app to Northwestern addressing this issue, which I am planning to expand in this essay. I will use those sources, other articles I have collected on the issue. I also plan to interview people currently working in journalism. I will take info from bloggers as well as newspapers and online news sources to provide opinions in the field on the future of journalism.
Questions: How can I help you at this point?
Umm, not that I can think of at the moment. If I have a question, I’ll be sure to ask.