Blog presentations will take place in class on Thursday, Dec. 12 and during the first half of the final exam periods on Dec. 17 and Dec. 19.
Here is the schedule:
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 10:50 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
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.
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.
-Talk about one success.
-Talk about one thing that didn’t turn out so well.
-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.
Worth 15 points (10 points for your presentation/5 points for participation at both sessions)