Discussion notes: Understanding the basic concepts of the web

Introducing your students to web journalism

Basic understandings

 

And don’t assume they have them already.

HTML, general concepts, a few specifics, such as linking tags, boldface, lists, etc.

 

web site — basics

  • what it is
  • what makes it up
  • how it’s organized
  • where it is

 

URL — uniform resource locator

 

networking — email and beyond, way beyond

 

gathering an audience — understanding the audience is an integral part of journalism now
You cannot practice web journalism without considering how you are going to interact with the audience.
THINK: communities of interest.

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