It's Not the Assignment: It's the Lessons That Come From It

Weldon, Michele
March 2010
Nieman Reports;Spring2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p74
The author relates the lessons she learned from an assignment for her students at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois about translating a front page of a newspaper into the home page of a Web site using the InDesign program. She says subject relevance was eliminated in the Web site design. She mentions the tendency of students to consider stories as separate entities of information. She attributes the project's failure to her different perspective of news presentation.


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