Bobbie is being attacked by killer students, using their killer logic to utterly defeat him.
Well, maybe not. Seems that bunch of j-students got some course assignment that included looking at his Multimedia 101 post and then commenting on it. These being blogs, commenting directly.
But follow the stream back to its source, and you find, oh, such open minds. Why, you can see through to the other side, they’re so open.
Although an ambitious endeavor, Johnson sacrifices actually covering these events well for covering them in a plethora of media. I came away feeling like I didn’t know as much about the CES as I could have if he had just stuck to one medium and gotten things straight. I understand this was a choice, at least in part, from his news agency, and in a later blog he shows the BBC doing all of this well by sending an entire team of reporters. Unfortunately, Bobbie Johnson does not appear to be the next coming of Kevin Sites.
Hey, charmed to meet you too, Mr don’t-know-a-news-agency-from-hole-in-ground. His excuse (in the comments):
My professor sent the link to the entire class and asked us to post our thoughts.
My thoughts, while mostly unprintable, might include getting the professor to read all the student blogs and consider: do you think you’re helping journalism by encouraging stream of consciousness writing? Is that what Emerson.edu ought to be doing? Just wondering.
And what’s really interesting is how little investigative journalism is implied in any of the final projects this bunch is planning.
So at joyceman’s idea for a story:
The Men’s Basketball team here at Emerson is perfect for a multimedia, multi layered, web project. There are at least 11 different stories to tell from the players, as well as the Coach’s and now because of the gym, there is a fan angle too. For me, sports are really dynamic. Every game there is a chance for great video of the game, the fans, and after the game for some awesome sound bites.
You know what I wonder? Whether there’s any drug abuse. Any abuse of sponsorship rules (quite tight on college basketball, I think). And so on. You know, the things that one would count on from a future, oh, Kevin Sites.