Here I will be covering MSNBC on a weekly basis, if not more frequently. Since the course's focus is digital journalism, I will look at MSNBC's online operations most often.
I am not a major watcher of cable news, but I watch the odd CNN and MSNBC broadcast. (My exposure to Fox News and HLN has been the occasional clip.) CNN I reserve for breaking news. As for MSNBC, I sometimes watch the Rachel Maddow show, but little else.
So I don't know much about the cable news operation I will be blogging about. My first impression of the front page is that it's not well designed. The major headlines are crammed into a small space by a large photo. I do like how users can mouse over the section heads to get a glimpse of top stories. Future posts will go deeper into the outlet's website and social media efforts.