What makes a great blog post? Below are some great examples from last year’s class. Their assessment was slightly different from yours – they had to blog all semester and everyone had an individual blog, but these are some great individual blog posts.
Emma Younger: Emma themed her blog on world affairs coverage and this is a great post which shows good use of online style, linking and depth of research.
Julian: Focused on sport coverage and brought a good level of depth to the analysis in this post.
Angela: Had a great conversational style which worked well in this post.
Hopefully these examples will help you start thinking about some blog posts of your own.
My one big tip for you: Make sure you concentrate on a media issue. Don’t just give me a blow by blow of what happened – I can read the news story. And don’t tell me what you think should have happened in the story. For example, that Buddy Franklin shouldn’t have been allowed to play – talk about the media coverage NOT the story.