Post 10 (Audio and Photo)

Due Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. Worth 50 points.

1. Find a relevant and compelling person with something to say about your topic. Set up a time for your in-person interview. Have a backup plan.

2. Prepare and research your questions.

3. Do an in-person interview with your audio recorder/cellphone. (No phone or video chat interviews.)

4. Photograph your subject. Make sure your photo 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. It is OK if your questions are heard, but it’s best to only hear subject. That way they get more time and focus.

6. Write up a short introduction to your post. Who is the person? Why is she/he someone we should hear from? What does she/he have to say? Tease your audio. Your text should motivate your reader to listen to the audio. Include hyperlinks to text for more information.

8. Post your text introduction, a photo of the subject, and your edited audio interview in a single blog post.

9. Write a compelling headline that includes your subject’s name and uses descriptive key-words.

10. Here are step-by-step instructions for getting your audio from your device to your blog.

Grading Criteria:
-Effort in tracking down a compelling subject to interview (i.e. roommates and friends are lowest on effort scale)
-Text introduces subject and context (Clearly written, no typos, proper grammar and spelling)
-Content of edited audio (Is it compelling, relevant, worth hearing, sharing?)
-Quality of the recording
-Quality of the editing
-Quality photograph of subject
-Headline, tags, and links

 

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