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Welcome at long last. For the record, we were literally frozen out of our first class meeting by record snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. In a very uncharacteristic move, OU cancelled classes for two days in a row.

Today we’ll review the syllabus and get to know each other. Then we’ll begin our quest to harness the potential of digital technology to serve our very specific purpose – journalism. The possibilities have never been more exciting.


  • Complete the questionnaire before you leave.
  • Sign up for NewsU
  • Create a WordPress account and launch a site
  • Share the URL
  • Read BRIGGS introduction and come to class Tuesday prepared to discuss (or be called on)

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