Finals Week

FINALS WEEK:
For 12:15 p.m. class:

For 1:45 p.m. class:

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What I was looking for on extra credit quiz

1.Text
-Most versatile – can be used for news, features, short, long, facts, opinion, reviews, profiles, etc.
-Often used to quickly convey basic (5 Ws) information and context.

2. Photos
-Visual
-Specific moments in time.
-Quick way of identifying places, people, things.

3. Audio
-Atmosphere
-Emotions
-Accents
-Best for capturing memories, anecdotes, people telling own stories in their own words.
-Interviews.

4. Video
-Combines power of visuals and audio.
-When audience wants to see and hear something happening.
-Action and movement.
-Best for action and opinion.

5. Data visualization or infographic
-Visual
-Useful for lots of information or large amounts of data.
-Way to distill and simplify complex information.
-Graphics illustrate or compliment stories.

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Final Week

Blog presentations on Tues. and Thurs.

FINALS WEEK:
For 12:15 p.m. class:

For 1:45 p.m. class:

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Week 13

This Week:
-Post 14: Farewell Post due at the end of final exam
-What do I do with my blog at the end of the semester?
-Final Project examples
-Blog presentation talking points. Sign up for a slot to present in class next week.
-So What? My last Online Journalism list
-Course evaluation

-Thursday is a workday. Come take the extra credit quiz and bring something to work on (free post or video to edit)

Assignments:
-Extra-credit quiz on chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 on Thursday, April 24 
-Post 11: Free Post due Sunday, April 27 at 10 p.m.
-Post 12: Video due Sunday, April 27 at 10 p.m.

Next Week:
-Blog presentations. Nothing due.

FINALS WEEK:
For 12:15 p.m. class:

For 1:45 p.m. class:

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Post 14: Farewell Post

Blog Post 14: Farewell Post (worth 25 points) is due at the end of your final exam period.

1. Write a final farewell post letting your readers know you are ending your project. If you are going to continue on your own, let readers know that and what to expect in the future.

2. Write a paragraph about what you learned in the process of creating this publication. You can use this to help you with your class presentation.

3. Link to your five best posts.

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Blog Presentations – April 29 and May 1

Blog presentations will take place in on Tuesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1.

Worth 25 points (15 points for your presentation/10 points for participation at both sessions)

Each student will have about 5 minutes to present her/his work to the class. You should talk about the highlights of your work during the semester, the challenges, what you learned, and advice you would give to others students or journalists who undertake similar projects. Prepare what you want to say. (See talking points below)

Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, April 29 – 12:15 class
Sam
Maria
Ally
Dan
Hayley
Anika
Melissa Castrogiovanni
Grace
Michelle

Tuesday, April 29 – 1:45 class
Jeremy
Tony
Melissa Calamari
Bianca
Meghan
Carly
Lauren
Nora

Thursday, May 1 – 12:15
Breana
Kai
Stephen
Christian
Abby
Casey
Chantal
Ray
Danielle

Thursday, May 1 – 1:45 class
Stephen
Gabby
Stephanie
Dylan
Jahna
Alexandria
Ryan
Ashley

Suggested talking points:
-Remind us of your blog subject and the “beat” you covered.
-Give a quick overview of the types of stories you covered. (But don’t scroll through every post).
-Talk about one success. What are you most proud of?
-Talk about one thing that didn’t turn out so well. What was a disaster?
-How much traffic did you get to your site? Anything unusual or unique in your traffic?
-Tell us one thing you learned about the subject you covered.
-Tell us one thing you learned about journalism in the process of covering your subject.

Also: Pitch your final project idea as part of your blog presentation. Answer the following questions:
1. What is your story idea?
2. How you will go about it? Research? Reporting? Events? Sources?
3. How will you present the story?

Your presentation will be graded on your preparation, your evaluation of your own work, and your participation in the class while others are giving their presentations. You must attend both presentation sessions to get full credit.

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So What? The final list of the semester

The semester is coming to a close. So now what? Here are ten suggestions of what to do once the semester is over.

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