How do we consume the news? That’s the question we’ll be thinking about in the blogposts for Thursday’s class. And that’s what’s obsessing news organisations, particularly the vexed issue of how millennials consume the new. The Charlotte Observer has been testing one strategy – the Charlotte Five – a newsletter which also includes ‘Seinfeld Journalism’, or stuff that people talk about that isn’t really news. Pew has a new study out which finds that, when it comes to social media sites, Facebook is still king.
Welcome to COMM 439 website! I hope that you will all use this website as a resource this semester.
Our first reading assignments are as follows:
Please make sure you have read them ahead of the class on Monday 8th September.