Client: PolitiFact, RJI Fellow Aaron Sharockman
Team: Lindsay Gloor, Ginger Hervey and Samantha Kummerer
PolitiFact, Pulitzer Prize winner and home of the Truth-O-Meter™, is building a new and improved Promise Tracker to determine how well Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump follows through on campaign promises once in the White House next January.
Executive Director Aaron Sharockman has put together a group of presidential scholars to advise PolitiFact on how to track and evaluate promises most effectively.
The capstone team will work with Aaron, the PolitiFact team and me to create multimedia content and help determine how best to present these stories through PolitiFact’s platforms.
Post election, we’ll begin to cull the promise list of the president-elect. We’ll consult with our scholars and determine a final list. We’ll present that list to the president-elect for their review and offer them an opportunity to suggest changes, additions or deletions.
Client: Missouri School of Journalism
Mentor: Mark Horvit
Team: CiCi Chen, Brendan McDermott and Shuya Zheng
The School of Journalism is reinventing the way it covers state government, and we need your help.
Mentor: Joy Mayer
Team: Amanda Byler, Emily Rackers and Micheala Sosby
Client: KBIA, True/False Film Fest
Mentor: Ryan Famuliner
Team: Claire Banderas, Stephen Dawson, Sarah Kellogg and Mary McIntyre
KBIA is collaborating with the True/False Film Fest to create a podcast centered around the topic of documentary journalism. The podcast will consist of interviews with documentary makers, conducted by KBIA and True/False staff, as well as some other wonk an whimsy you’d expect from the partner organizations.
Your role as a student on this team will be to help coordinate and produce the content, and just generally be involved as this new podcast launches in winter 2016.
Client: Caitlin Thompson, Class of 2003
Mentor: Mike McKean
Team: Fan Feng, Yili Liu and Yinzi Zeng
Racquet Magazine, a literary quarterly publication devoted to tennis, from its swashbuckling past to its modern global culture – is an attempt to prove that high-quality narrative and reported journalism can thrive in the age of algorithmically derived newsfeeds.
Because the core product is print only, Racquet is pulling every digital lever available to create viability. Founder Caitlin Thompson has created a relationship with Longform.org, which will co-fund and co-publish one piece per issue. You’ll help create dynamic web-only content – video, photo, audio, text, geared toward excerpts on sites such as Slate and via our social channels. Racquet will co-produce short documentaries to burnish the brand, and then work on distribution deals with VICE and ESPN’s 30 for 30. You’ll helpcreate, track and innovate – replicating successes and moving on from shortcomings, learning all the while.
The capstone team will help conceive Racquet’s strategy and execution – from the materials we’re putting in the magazine, as well as the digital-only content that will help tell Racquet’s larger story – as we work toward the December publication of the second issue (a true first issue, as they’re considering the product that’ll hit newsstands in early fall to be a prototype). Perhaps most importantly in our increasingly fragmented media landscape, you’ll get to have a hand in an independent media business being born.
Last semester’s projects here.----------Posted on January 10, 2017 by admin in Uncategoried