Slack: Instead of using the hated ELC or a class website, we’re going to be doing most coursework using
, one of the fastest-growing communication platforms for media and technology organizations. This is an app many news organizations and other corporations are using to manage information and workflow. It’s designed to replace shared services, email, texting, etc. for all internal communications. The goal is to give you a sense of how “real world” work takes place. There are apps available for computer, tablet, phone, and Apple Watch, so please install on the devices you use for coursework. Slack “channels” are conversations involving all who subscribe, and we will be doing some work on beats and hosting discussions about skills and issues in those channels. You can also message classmates and me directly using direct messages just like Twitter. They show up on my phone and computers as quickly as texts and emails do. I’d prefer you ask me questions about class that way so you have a record of all class material there.