Getting ready for our Google map project

Each of you will write a 250- to 350-word blog post, with a few photos, about a good place to get dessert in Boston. You all have an assigned dessert place at this point. If you need to double-check, here is the list. Your post should function partly as a feature story, partly as a review, providing information that a would-be customer would need to know in deciding whether or not to visit.

Each post needs to include the following information:

  • Days and hours of operation
  • Prices — a range is fine
  • Website and phone number
  • Exact address
  • The nearest T stop

The assignment includes an interview. You need to get some quotes from someone — a customer, a server, whoever — with his or her name and some identifying information (i.e., Jonathan Turley, a tourist from Boise, Idaho). I’m only looking for one interview because we need to keep our posts reasonably short.

When you come to class on Monday, you need to have your story written and posted on your blog and your photos available to you. You will need one photo specifically for the Google map — a horizontal, general shot that could be of something as simple as a building or a sign. It must be online, either in your blog post or on Flickr.

We’ll put the map together in class.


About Dan Kennedy

I am an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, and I'm using for my blog, Media Nation, as well as class websites.
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