Sep 18 - Citizens journalism

Extending your blog skills: commenting, link equity, search engine optimization (SEO)



  • create your blog at
  • write your 1st post - a couple of paragraphs introducing your blog to the world - indicate the themes, topics, debates you will be dealing with
  • your 2nd post - this is your first "real" post after the intro
  • email me your blog URL


Introduction, The Assault on Reason by Al Gore [handout]

Besieged Lebanese turn to Internet by Zeina Karam

In the Midst of War, Bloggers Are Talking by Sarah Ellison

Additional resource:

Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents (read online) or download: PDF version