For next Tuesday’s class, we’ll be heading to the J-Week Politico session. John Harris, editor-in-chief of Politico, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. in G21 Ming Hsieh Hall. You can read more about Harris on his J-Week bio page. This will be our class for the week, and attendance is mandatory – you’ll need to check in with me at the main doors to the room.
Remember also that we’re tweeting this event, so be prepared with a phone or laptop. Every post you make needs to have the #jweek tag to be counted. For a good example, take a look at this tag (#futureofcontext) from the Future of Context session at South by Southwest just this past weekend – what were people talking about, and how?
So where’s the Read & Respond? At Politico, of course! Your mission is to hit up the Politico blog and get a feel for its tone, topics, audience … everything about it. You’ll then respond in a comment to this post with your impressions. These should be linked to our past course readings and discussion (don’t simply talk about how you liked it or weren’t interested – provide thoughtful and substantive commentary). Feel free to use specific Politico posts to illustrate your points.
Your responses are due by Monday, March 22. See you at the session!