Readings and Schedule

Schedule and readings are subject to change. Reading assignments appear below the schedule. Class meets M/W in 7:00pm-9:20pm OUG 102; UW IDs required after 8 pm.

Schedule

week 1 – introductions and context (w 4 jan)

week 2 – digital networking (m 9 jan, w 11 jan)

  • understanding the context and economics of digital publishing

week 3 – ethics, copyright and other laws (m holiday, w 18 jan m 23 jan)

week 4 –  Wikipedia (w 25 jan)

  • an alternative form of “user generated content”
  • Discussion Leader presentations
  • Sample quiz

week 5 – Facebook (m 30 jan, w 1 feb)

  • the 600-pound digital network gorilla
  • First Quiz
  • Discussion Leader presentations

week 6 – Twitter (m 6 feb, w 8 feb)

  • microblogging versus long(er) form writing
  • Discussion Leader presentations

week 7 – Google  (w 15 feb – moved to week 9/10 – we will attend session on typography at Kane Hall)

week 8 – Flickr (w 22 feb)

  • pictures and those 1,000 words
  • Discussion Leader presentations

week 9 – organizational and political communication in a digital world (m 27 feb, w 29 feb)

  • the impact of blogging technologies on traditional communication
  • Discussion Leader presentations

week 10 – how technology shapes the world (m 5 mar, w 7 mar)

  • is it a brave new world?
  • Discussion Leader presentations (Google)
  • Second Quiz

week 11 – finals week (projects due, no final)

Readings

The reading reflection is not a summary or abstract of the readings. Rather, it is a reflection on the ideas and concepts raised in the pieces. Use this post to explore the materials for the week and think about how they might contribute to your future work or outlook. Your post should convince me that you have read the material! Reading posts are due at 9 am Monday. Details on the assignment.

Week 2: Read before Monday 9 January 2012

Week 3: Read before Monday 16 January 2012

Week 4: Read before Monday 23 January 2012

Week 5: Read before Monday 30 January 2012

Week 6: Read before Monday 6 February 2012

Week 7: Read before Monday 13 February 2012

Week 8: Read before Monday 20 February 2012

  • Cox, A.M. (2008). Flickr: A case study of Web2.0. Aslib Proceedings, 60 (5), pp. 493-516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012530810908210
  • Lucus, J.C. and Goh, J.M. (2009). Disruptive technology: How Kodak missed the digital photography revolution. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 18(1), 46-55.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jsis.2009.01.002 [off-campus login required]
  • Murray, S. (2008). Digital images, photo-sharing, and our shifting notions of everyday aesthetics. Journal of Visual CultureDOI: 10.1177/1470412908091935 [off campus login required]

Week 9: Read before Monday 27 February 2012

  • Baker, K. (2002). Ch 13 Organizational Communication. http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/doe/benchmark/ch13.pdf
  • Ekdale, B. et al. (2010). Why blog? (then and now). New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1461444809341440 [off-campus login required]
  • Johnson, T.J. and Kaye, B.K.  (2003). Around the World Wide Web in 80 Ways: how motives for going online are linked to internet activities among politically interested internet users. Social Science Computer Review, 21(3). DOI: 10.1177/0894439303253976 [off-campus login required]
  • Shirky, C. (2008). Chapter 3, Here Comes Everybody. eReserve
  • Wilson, J. (2011, May). Playing with politics: Political fans and Twitter faking in post-broadcast democracy. ConvergenceDOI: 10.1177/1354856511414348 [off-campus login required]

Week 10: Read before Monday 5 March 2012

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