Summer 2016

  • JOUR4700/5700: Sports Writing: I’m a huge sports fan. ESPN.com is the first and last website I check every day. Over the last two years or so, I’ve watched an interesting phenomenon that follows a lot of what I’m seeing in the effect the Internet is having on journalism. Athletes and teams don’t need the media anymore to get attention. In fact, a couple of really successful businesses, The Player’s Tribune and Athlete Interactive, have sprouted that give athletes their own voice. The Player’s Tribune has broken some huge athlete stories lately. What’s craziest is I don’t think this is bad for sports journalism. In fact, a lot of the work both sites are doing stands up to the fair and balanced standards the big guns have set.
    If you are as interested in this new world of sports writing as I am, join me for my summer class. We’ll be on campus the second session, meeting four days a week for six weeks, but I promise it will be fun. I’ll be following the team-based learning structure so there will be lots of interaction and activity.
    Here’s the full syllabus.

Fall 2016

  • JOUR4923/5923: Seminar in Online Journalism: In this seminar class, we will look at some of the leading scholarship on the effects of Internet technology on how, what, and what difference it all makes on journalism. Books we’ll be reading include The Master Switch by Tim Wu, Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins, Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky, and The Shallows by Nicholas Carr.
    Here’s the full syllabus.
  • If you have any questions about this class, please feel free to contact me at meyerh@ohio.edu.
  • To register, click this link and login! It is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. I can add more than two graduate students if the demand is there.


I’ve posted syllabi for classes I have taught in the past below. If you are thinking about taking one of my classes at Ohio University, feel free to look over the syllabus. Understand content may (and probably will) change, but these syllabi should give you a good idea just what my classes are about.

Class Projects

Each quarter, I’ll add projects from my classes that I think students should emulate.