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  1. On WordPress The Use and Mechanics of J-Blogs and Blogs in High School Journalism Marcus Funk

  2. What blogs do you follow? Why?

  3. Three Kinds of Blogs • Interest Blogs • She Simmers • Atlas Obscura • Business / Professional Blogs • Nuts About Southwest • My website • J-Blogs • CNN Political Ticker • Greta Wire • Dallas Morning News Trailblazers

  4. Blogging Credibility: • Interest Blogs • Personal Credibility • Business / Professional Blogs • Personal Credibility • J-Blogs • Traditional Journalism Standards

  5. J-Blogs are … • Online newspapers • Rapid news delivery systems • Direct, concise methods of reporting • Catered easily to niche audiences and interests • Big brother of “micro-blogging,” AKA Twitter

  6. Do high schools use blogs? Yes! … sort of

  7. There are a few, but not many … • Administration: • Newtown High School Blog • Teachers: • The Nerdy Teacher • MissCalcul8 • J-Blogs: • … ?

  8. Why aren’t there more? I have no idea

  9. The 4E’s: What J-Blogs offer: • Experience • For many students, a 250-word blog post is a much easier assignment than a newspaper or yearbook story • In my experience, at least in college, students very much tend to over-write rather than under-report • Expedience • Much faster than traditional laborious printing

  10. The 4E’s: What J-Blogs offer: • Editing • You can fit that torpo quickly and easily, and embarrassment-free, online • Economics • Blogs much cheaper to produce than print papers, although they also earn less revenue

  11. Risks of J-Blogs: • Expedience > Editing? • Swift media distribution can lead to sloppy editing or reporting, although this can be corrected easily after the fact • Update or Perish • There’s nothing sadder than an abandoned blog

  12. Risks of J-Blogs: • Censorship? • Given how easily blogs can be edited, some administrations might exert constant influence? • Once a newspaper is printed, it’s printed. Blogs are never “printed” in the same way • Anything I’m not thinking of?

  13. What do you think? I’m not above arbitrarily calling on people …

  14. How do you blog? You just blog …

  15. … even if it feels insurmountable

  16. Why WordPress? Because everything else is really annoying …

  17. Contact info: Marcus Funk Ph.D. Candidate The University of Texas at Austin (210) 789-6057 Marcus.jfunk@gmail.com www.marcusjfunk.com