Category Archives: Help Files

Instructions, manuals, other materials on how to do things.

  • Convergence Portfolio Criteria

    Posted on July 27, 2017 by in 4992, Career, Convergence Resources, Courses, Help Files

    At a minimum, your portfolio should contain: Home page: includes select contact information and a personal branding statement (an indication of who you are in relation to your job search/next step after college) Resumé: (most people create web-friendly AND downloadable methods for viewing their resumé) Links to your work: blogs, videos, audio, internship links, classroom assignments […]

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  • How to connect to the video server using EVO ShareBrowser

    Posted on August 21, 2015 by in 4804, 4806, 4992, 7802, Help Files

    If you are editing video for 4804, 4806, 4992 and some other courses, you will need to use the EVO server (formerly known as Avid/Unity) as the storage place for your work in progress. This article provides instructions for connecting to that server.

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  • Minimum Team Story Component Requirements

    Posted on July 27, 2015 by in 4804, Help Files

    Basic Info | Schedule | Syllabus | Policies | Grading |  Newsroom Shifts | Blogs | Toolkit In Convergence Reporting, you’ll be required to turn six multi-component story packages. These stories, if successful, may be aired/published by KOMU-TV, KBIA-FM, or The Columbia Missourian.  Because each newsroom has its own primary publishing platform, content management system and preferred storytelling methods, […]

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  • Data Portal: A collection of publicly available databases

    Posted on April 13, 2015 by in 4462, 4802, 4804, 4806, 4814, 4992, 7802, Help Files

    City of Columbia Real-time 911 Fire & Rescue Dispatch Columbia Police Dispatch (6-hour delayed) State of Missouri Missouri State Auditor’s Website Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Missouri School Directory Non-public schools information report Non-public Title I Schools report Missouri Department of Natural Resources – Water levels in lakes & rivers MU Institutional Research […]

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  • Policy on anonymous sources

    Posted on December 8, 2014 by in 4804, 4806, 4814, 4992, 7802, Convergence Resources, Help Files, MSJ

    Anonymity threatens a newspaper’s credibility.  Our newsrooms’ compact with its audience is bound by the credibility.  That’s why using anonymous sources should clear the highest barriers. All anonymous quotes and citations MUST be cleared by a faculty editor unless prevented by time factors.  Reporters MUST reveal the source to their editors.  Failure to do so […]

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  • Getting started with Final Cut: Creating a Library in FCPX

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by in 4804, 4806, 4814, 4992, 7802, Help Files

      Final works off storage areas it calls the library. This is a change from last year’s version of Final Cut. Every student needs to have his or her own library and every time you sit down to one of the J School computers you need to make sure Final Cut is saving your files […]

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  • How to access eRes content (4804/7804)

    Posted on August 21, 2014 by in 4804, Help Files

    We will have several reading that are accessible through eRes through the MU Libraries.  Follow these instructions to access those readings: 1. Go to http://eres.missouri.edu/eres/courseindex.aspx?error=&page=search 2. Log in using your Pawprint as the login and your system password as the password. 3. This should take you to a page from MU libraries.  The third tab […]

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  • Reporter’s Checklist: Questions to ask yourself during every assignment

    Posted on August 21, 2014 by in 4804, 4806, Help Files, Uncategoried

    This is adapted from Bob Dotson’s book, Make it Memorable. 1.  How can I make this a compelling story with universal values that appeal to a wide audience? 2.  Where can I find a strong opening, preferably a visual lead, that instantly telegraphs the story to come? 3.  Is my writing strong, tight, free of […]

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  • How to Connect, Create and Save Projects on the ISIS server in FCP X

    Posted on September 9, 2013 by in 4804, 4806, 4992, 7802, Help Files

    1. Connect to Avid Unity ISIS server using the ISIS Client Manager software. Launch software; double-click JOUR-RJI-SD01; enter username+password; mount the volume for your class (4802, 4804, etc.); then go under ISIS CLIENT MANAGER >> “Hide Isis Client…” (DO NOT QUIT THE PROGRAM) 2. In Finder, navigate to your class location on ISIS (for example, […]

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  • Multimedia lesson #1: Forget what you know about “stories”

    Posted on August 28, 2013 by in 7802, Help Files

    Multimedia storytelling tools (photo, video, audio) are best suited to capturing specific important moments or to transporting viewers/listeners to the place where something interesting is happening, i.e., giving the audience something that “you just have to see/hear.”

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