Welcome to J-News, Com 285
This is a training site and news outlet run by journalism students at the School of Communication, Illinois State University.
Members of Com 258 News and Features Online for the fall 2015 semester are Shara Bull, Casey Chan, Roshuanda Coleman, Susanna Doehler, Kelsey Farrell, Taylor Leddin, Matt Jiles, Jason Klaer, Brendon Krantz, Ave Rio, Ema Sasic and Josh Tolentino.
Students in the class will sharpen basic reporting, writing, editing skills and aggressively layer those skills into a digital (web and social media) environment. Students will gain basic web content management skills. Students will also strengthen their individual digital “brand.”
Students will generate and manage content in a real-time web and social media environment.
Each student has his/her own WordPress blog site dedicated to a topic the student is passionate about. As the semester progresses, the sites will be populated with content generated by the student as well as content aggregated from other sources.
The blogs sites are:
Chan: Hungrey for Hoops
Coleman: The Campus Canvas
Doehler: A World of Food
Farrell: Talking Theatre
Jiles: Chicago Local Music Showcase
Klaer: Illinois State Athletics
Krantz: College Chuckle
Leddin: Lights, Camera, Leddin
Rio: A Travel Blog
Sasic: Small Town Travels
Tolentino: Timeout with Tolentino