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  • 7812 Graduate Student Assignment

    Posted on July 21, 2016 by in 4812, Assignments

    Mistakes happen. Sometimes BIG mistakes happen. What can we learn from them? For this assignment, you will research and write a 10 to 15-page case study detailing the social media misstep on the part of a media organization. This might include what might be traditionally thought of as a newspaper, television station, radio station, wire […]

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  • Deconstruct a multimedia project

    Posted on April 8, 2014 by in 4804, Assignments

    The assignment: You’ve been doing multimedia packages all semester long. But sometimes you can learn a lot by putting what someone else has done under the microscope. That’s what you’ll do on this assignment: Find a multimedia package online and critique it. What works, what doesn’t, and why it works or doesn’t. Here’s somethings you […]

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  • CAMP CONVERGENCE: Video assignment

    Posted on February 2, 2014 by in 4804, Assignments

    For this assignment you’re going to be shooting a video story about love. Not in the carnal sense. “Love” can be part of a relationship. It can be a passion about doing something (you can, for example, love rock climbing or making the perfect cup of coffee).  What’s important here is that you find a story […]

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  • CAMP CONVERGENCE: Audio slideshow assignment

    Posted on January 26, 2014 by in 4804, Assignments

    We are a nation of makers: Donuts, cars, sculptures. What’s made in mid-Missouri? Find a maker — of anything — and create a  :45 – 1:00 audio slideshow in which the maker demonstrates his or passion for what they make. You will use a DSLR camera and an audio recorder. You must have: 10-12 images, […]

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  • Graduate Assignment – 7804, 7806

    Posted on July 24, 2013 by in 4804, 4806, Assignments

    Graduate students will complete an additional assignment that combines the creation of a portfolio site and offers high-level analysis of developments in the world of online journalism. Websites can be created using the platform of your choice – either free blogging software such as WordPress, Blogger, Wix, etc., or coded by hand and hosted on […]

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  • 4806/7806 Course Assignments and Grading

    Posted on August 16, 2012 by in 4806, Assignments

    Basic Info | Schedule | Syllabus | Policies | Grading |  Newsroom Shifts | Blogs | Toolkit Graduate students and undergraduate students in this class are subject to plus/minus grading. Your grade will reflect these percentages: Class participation and Attendance – 10% Class participation and attendance are vital and can rarely be made up. Classes are designed to supplement […]

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  • 4804/7804 Course Assignments and Grading

    Posted on August 16, 2012 by in 4804, Assignments

    Basic Info | Schedule | Syllabus | Policies | Grading |  Newsroom Shifts | Blogs | Toolkit Both graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in this class are subject to plus/minus grading. Your grade will reflect these percentages: Style Quizzes – 10% There will be a quiz over the syllabus and five style/grammar quizzes during the semester, administered through […]

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  • Managing the Third Floor Team – case study

    Posted on September 21, 2009 by in 4806, Assignments

    The Third Floor A case from the book: “Fish!” by Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen Mary Jane has a positive “can do” attitude.  She has a reputation of managing people in a way that earned her group “team you can count on.”   Thanks to her good work, Mary Jane is offered a […]

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  • The Perfectionist – Case study

    Posted on September 21, 2009 by in 4806, Assignments

    The Perfectionist For several years, you’ve watched an employee (June) in your group perform excellent work.  She has been an outstanding copy editor and has asked many times to try her hand at reporting for your online news group. You’ve been thinking about creating a new biography section for your site with some interactive elements […]

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  • Making a good story pitch

    Posted on September 8, 2009 by in 4802, Assignments, Help Files

    Consider the story pitch as “selling” your story to your editor. You have to have enough information to convince your editor that the story you’re suggesting is interesting (to more than just you), has a good character and possibly some conflict, and is worth the investment in time. Here’s an example of a weak pitch: […]

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