Week 9

In Class:
-Revised schedule for the semester
-Web video journalism vs. TV journalism
-Basic video tips
-Tips on Smartphone video
-In class video assignment
-Mid-semester check in

Assignments:
-Read Vice (news blog of the week)
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 8 – “Telling stories with video”
-Post 8: Free Choice due by Sun., March 29 at 10 p.m.

Looking ahead:
-Codecademy “Build a Website” Tutorial  due April 5 at 10 p.m. (100 points)

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Tips for Smartphone Video – Spring 15

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Revised Schedule for Rest of Spring 15 Semester

Week 9 – Tues., March 24 and Thurs., March 26

In Class:
-Mid-semester check in
-Intro to web video journalism
-Basic video shooting and editing

Assignments:
-Read Vice (news blog of the week)
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 8 – “Telling stories with video”
-Post 8: Free Choice due by Sun., March 29 at 10 p.m.

Week 10 – Tues., March 31 and Thurs., April 2

In Class:
-Video shooting and editing (continued)
-Codeacademy work day

Assignments:
-No posts this week, but Codecademy “Build a Website” Tutorial  due April 5 at 10 p.m. (100 points)

Grading Period #4

Week 11 – Tues., April 7 and Thurs., April 9

In Class:
-Live Blogging
-Infographics and data visualizations

Assignments:
-Read Vox (news blog of the week)
-Read JournalismNext Chap 5 – “Going Mobile”
-Read JournalismNext Chap 9 – “Data driven journalism and digitizing your life”
-Post 9: Audio Interview and Photo due Sun., April 12

Week 12 – Tues., April 14 and Thurs., April 16

In Class:
-Final Project Overview
-Extra-credit quiz on reading (worth 10 points)
-Where do we go from here? The future of online journalism and you

Assignments:
-Post 10: Live Blog, Photo Event or Infographic due Sun., April 19 at 10 p.m

Week 13 – Tues., April 21 and Thurs., April 23

In Class:
-Catch up and video workdays

Assignments:
-Post 11: Video due by Sun., April 26 at 10 p.m.

Week 14 – Tues., April 28 and Thurs., April 30

In Class:
-Blog Presentations

Assignments:
-Work on Final Project

FINALS WEEK – May 6-12
-Post 12: Final Project due at end of Final Exam period
-Post 13: Farewell Post due at end of Final Exam period

Final Grading Period

Graduation – Thursday, May 14 – Woo Hoo!

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Week 8

In Class:
-Bring camera, recording device, connection cords and headphones to class
-Audio Reporting
-Audio Editing with Audacity
-In-class photo editing and caption exercise
-In-class audio recording and editing exercise
-Step-by-Step Audio: From your device to your WordPress.com blog

-Extra-credit quiz on Thursday, March 12 will cover:

  • Blogs we have discussed in class: Huffington Post, Uwishunu, Technically Philly,BuzzFeed, and Lens
  • JournalismNext – Forward and Intro
  • JournalismNext Chapter 1 – “We are all digital workers now”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 2 – “Blogging for better journalism”
  • Cyberjournalist.net’s Blogger Code of Ethics
  • JournalismNext Chapter 3 – “Crowd-powered collaboration”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 4 – “Microblogging and social media”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 6 – “Visual storytelling with photographs”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 7 – “Making audio journalism visible”
  • JournalismNext Chap 10 – “Managing news as a conversation”
  • JournalismNext Chap 11 – “Building a digital audience for news”

Assignments:
-Post 6: Photo Gallery and Post 7: Free Post due before you leave for Spring Break

Looking ahead:
-Codecademy “Build a Website” Tutorial  due April 5 at 10 p.m. (100 points)

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Week 7

In Class:
-Comment on other blogs
-Tips for incorporating photos into your reporting
-Tips for improving your smartphone photography
-Basic tips for better portraits
-Bring camera/phone and connection cord to class for in-class photo exercise
-In class photo editing and caption exercise

Assignments:
-News blog of the week – NYTimes.com’s Lens
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 1 – p. 26-39 on HTML/CSS
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 6 – “Visual storytelling with photographs”
-Read JournalismNext Chapter 7 – “Making audio journalism visible”
-Post 6: Photo Gallery  due March 8 at 10 p.m. (50 points)

Looking ahead:
-Post 6: Photo Gallery and Post 7: Free Post due before you leave for Spring Break
-Extra-credit quiz on Thursday, March 12 will cover:

  • Blogs we have discussed in class: Huffington Post, Uwishunu, Technically Philly, BuzzFeed, and Lens
  • JournalismNext – Forward and Intro
  • JournalismNext Chapter 1 – “We are all digital workers now”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 2 – “Blogging for better journalism”
  • Cyberjournalist.net’s Blogger Code of Ethics
  • JournalismNext Chapter 3 – “Crowd-powered collaboration”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 4 – “Microblogging and social media”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 6 – “Visual storytelling with photographs”
  • JournalismNext Chapter 7 – “Making audio journalism visible”
  • JournalismNext Chap 10 – “Managing news as a conversation”
  • JournalismNext Chap 11 – “Building a digital audience for news”
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Tips for incorporating photos into your reporting

“Often, reporters find themselves in the middle of something newsworthy or interesting, so basic photography skills are critical for anyone who considers herself or himself a journalist.” – JournalismNext

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Week 6

In Class:
-Discuss Buzzfeed (news blog of the week) Find one post you think is a good example of their “combining traditional reporting and experimental methods of social distribution.”
-Intro to simple web analytics
-Social media and journalism
-Basic overview of HTML/CSS

Assignments:
-Either Post 4: Q & A with Photo OR Post 5: Free Choice (whichever you didn’t do last week) due March 1 at 10 p.m.

Looking ahead:
-Post 6: Photo Gallery  due March 8 at 10 p.m. (50 points)
-Codecademy “Build a Website” Tutorial  due April 5 at 10 p.m. (100 points)

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