Blog Prompt # 13

Blog Prompt # 13: for the week of April 2-6

This week’s prompt asks you to continue thinking about the role that social media plays in the spread of news and information–specifically through the medium of citizen journalism via blogging.

Locate a blog on the Internet that is devoted to a form of news–local, state, national, world, pop culture/entertainment, etc. Be sure to link to the blog you have found in your response. After locating the blog, respond to the following: is the blog run by a “Citizen” or “professional” journalist? What form of news does the blog cover? How does the blogger seek to establish credibility with readers (i.e. does the site contain a sufficiently detailed about page or means of contacting the blogger?). Are posts more factual or opinionated in nature, or does the blogger strike a balance between the two? How do you find the blog ranks as a source of news?

Respond to this prompt in your individual course blog by midnight on Saturday, April 7.

About Francesca Marinaro

Instructor of English/PhD. Candidate, Department of English, University of Florida
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