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For those who want to start a blog to serve the news and information needs of their community, this course has all the beginner basics. (This will not tell you how to write a blog.) Using the expertise of the editor of The New York Times' local blogs, the course will help you decide what sort of community blog you want to build, then show you how to build it. A substantial segment will teach the fundamentals of community journalism and local reporting, including how to find and present information; how to check facts and preserve fairness in coverage; what you need to know about the basics of media ethics. The course will also cover how to find and develop an audience; how to get your blog noticed, and how to get your community (including potential sponsors) involved. No prerequisite necessary. There are self-paced lessons filled with original content covering the topics.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online seminar and you will be accessing your seminar through the Epsilen Global Learning System (GLS). You will have access to the course on Epsilen until 7/31/12.  You will receive an emailed confirmation of your registration from TicketWeb.  Then, within 48 hours of registration, you will receive an e-mail which will prompt you to set up an account with Epsilen (if you do not already have one) and join the seminar.  The email will come from Epsilen Course Invitation to the email address you use to register.  If you do not receive your invitation, please check your spam filter before contacting knowledge@nytimes.com.

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