Audio Assignment, Due Nov 3 or 4

Due Wed, Nov 3 (for Mon/Wed class) or Thurs, Nov 4 (for Tues/Thurs class) at the end of class. You will have some time to work on it in class that day. But you must bring everything with you to class and do the preparation needed to turn it in before the end of class. No late work accepted.

1. Find a relevant person with something to say about your topic. Aim high. Set up a time for your interview. Have a backup plan in case it falls through.

2. Prepare and research your questions.

3. Do an in-person interview with your audio recorder. Use a mic and headphones.

4. Photograph your subject. I suggest taking 10+ photographs so you can pick the best one. Make sure it is clear, in focus, and that we can see the person’s face.

5. Edit your audio interview to a maximum of 2 minutes. Export as an .mp3.

6. Write up a one paragraph introduction. Who is the person? Why is she/he someone we should hear from? What does she/he have to say? Make the audience want to read more. Your intro text must include at least one link.

8. Post your text introduction, a photo of the subject, and your edited audio interview to your blog using SoundCloud in one blog post.

9. Write a compelling headline that mentions your subjects name and uses descriptive key-words.

Grading Criteria: Worth 75 points

-Introductory text introduces subject and context (Clearly written, no typos, proper grammar and spelling. Text must contain links.)
-Content of edited audio (Is it compelling, relevant, worth hearing, sharing?)
-Quality of the recording.
-Quality of the editing.
-Strong photograph of subject.

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