Joining our Twitter group tonight will be my Politics, Journalism and the Web class as well as Scott Brodeur’s Writing for the Web class. If you want to connect with Scott’s students, their blog urls are on the side of his class blog.
Here’s the assignment for tonight:
* Watch the debate.
* Take a step back and analyze what is happening with the debate; debate coverage; and Twitter coverage. Keep an eye on #debate08 and any fact-checking that is going on and report your findings to our Twitter feed. Tonight’s exercise is less about participation and more about reporting.
* Our hashtag for tonight: #umassprez2
* At the end of the night, write a blog entry based upon your findings — what’s the story based on your Twitter experience?
* Be ready to discuss in class.