Category Archives: Convergence Resources

  • 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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  • 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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  • Exporting and Compressing Final Cut Pro X video

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by in 4804, 4806, 4814, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    These steps will help you properly export and compress your Final Cut Pro X video projects before saving them to the Classes Server. All files turned in should be no larger than 50 MB. Following this process should ensure your files are of the proper size. You are subject to having your grade lowered if […]

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  • 11 Best Practices for Visual Storytelling

    Posted on March 3, 2012 by in 4804, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    These “best practices” can be used as a template to help you plan your visual storytelling before you shoot your video or they can be used as a means of critiquing yourself after your story is finished. *Set the scene – “bait the hook” – take the viewer to the story. You only have a […]

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  • Connecting to the Classes Server From a PC

    Posted on February 7, 2012 by in 2150, 4804, 4806, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    Instructions for connecting to the Classes server from Windows: 1). Click Start button at bottom left corner of the screen 2). Click ‘Run’ item from Start Menu 3). Next to the word ‘Open,’ type the following: \\col.missouri.edu\files\journalism\classes 4). When prompted for Username, type TIGERS<student’s pawprint>  — make sure to type pawprint after the backslash following […]

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  • KBIA Beat Sheet

    Posted on May 25, 2010 by in 4804, 4806, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    -THE BEAT SHEET- MOBERLY/MEXICO/MACON • Moberly Monitor: www.moberlymonitor.com • Moberly homepage: www.moberlymo.com • Randolph County homepage: www.macc.cc.mo.us/~randolph • Mexico homepage: www.maain.com • Mexico Ledger Newspaper: www.mexicoledger.com • MexicoMO website: www.mexicomo.com • Audrain County homepage: www.audrain-county.org • Macon Chronicle Herald: www.maconch.com • Macon Chamber of Commerce: www.maconmochamber.com JEFFERSON CITY/LAKE OF THE OZARKS • Jefferson City News […]

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  • Mike McKean’s Tools for Searching the Internet

    Posted on September 21, 2009 by in Convergence Resources

    Your next great story idea, source or turn of phrase is just a few clicks away. Newsroom Productivity/Journalism-Related Sites Local (Mid-Missouri): Daniel Boone Regional Library Community Page Matheny’s Mid-Missouri Media Map Missourian Beat Guide Columbia Daily Tribune Archives Reference: Language iTools (multiple reference works) Merriam-Webster Dictionary (audio pronunciations) VOA Pronunciation Guide for International People/Places FreeTranslation.com […]

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  • 4806 Blog addresses (Fall 2009 & Summer 2010)

    Posted on September 7, 2009 by in 4806, Blog URLs, Convergence Resources

    Summer 2010 Sueng Cho Adnan Khan Claire Liu Kate Millington Jena Pike Matthew Schmertz Quint Smith Carah, Jake Cebula, Courtney Clarke, Allison Destrade, Danielle Dohse, Katie Dundon, Eric Elston, Jennifer Evans, Rochelle Frayn, Heather Giannini, Nathan Goldstein, David Heisey, Amanda Huber, Ryan Kaplan, Hayley Lin, Jashin Martin, Ryan McIntyre, Lizzie Pellot, Brian Pfeiffer, Tracy Pinder, […]

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  • Using Marantz recorders & microphones to collect audio

    Posted on September 7, 2009 by in 4802, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    How to record using the Marantz digital audio recorder. • Make sure you have 4 AA batteries  (the lab won’t supply these for you) • We supply the CF card that records the audio. (a 256mb card will hold 8 hours of audio at the setting we recommend .wav mono 64kbps) • Never remove a […]

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  • Connecting to Parallels

    Posted on September 7, 2009 by in 4802, Convergence Resources, Help Files

    At times, we may need to use applications that operate only in a Windows environment. We can emulate Windows on our Macs with the use of Parallels Desktop. To launch Parallels, click on the red Parallels icon on the Apple dock. Next, you will see a Windows desktop appear within the Apple desktop. Cancel out […]

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