• 4804 summer schedule 2012

    May 14 — Introduction to syllabus, faculty and facilities; Assignment to 1st team story. Every week you will produce two stories. One in a dayturn newsroom environment; the other with team members in the Futures Lab. The purpose of your newsroom work is:

    1. To become familiar with different kinds of news operations and the individual culture within those environments
    2. To observe and experience reporting methods and newsroom needs in daily/deadline situations
    3. To understand the unique audiences of each newsroom
    4. To serve newsrooms by providing additional reporting/multimedia talent to their “mix”
    5. Ultimately, to be responsible for a body of work (the equivalent of 7 stories) produced during your newsroom rotations

    While you work in your newsroom, you will keep a portfolio of the work you produce, writing a brief two-paragraph summary describing your experience. You will also save copies of scripts, photos, audio and video that you produce during your newsroom experience. This summary and saved work must be filed weekly in your personal folder on our J4804 folder on the classes server.

    Our server is located at:
    smb://doit-bfs1.col.missouri.edu/journalism/classes

    For instructions on how to connect using a PC, click here.

    Follow the example of the folder structure:

    4804-7804< !Finished Stories.<last name, first name<newsroom

    This is the ONLY places that faculty will look to grade your finished work — if your work is NOT in your folder you will not receive credit for your work.  If you plan on saving work from home you will need to download the free VPN client from DOIT.

    Team assignments for next week’s convergence feature story:

    DUE WEEK 2
    1. Malory Ensor and Travis Zimpfer
    2. Veneta Rizvic and Anli Xiao
    3. Casie Kolbinsky and Evan Arnold
    4. Kyle Cardine and Rob Abel
    5. Tyler Fine and Hannah Schmidt
    6. Jiaxi Lu, Allyn McEntire and Clare Murphy

    • 3 team story ideas are sent to faculty editors and project managers by Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. Send email to: MUJourConvergenceProjectManagers@missouri.edu
    • Thursdays we meet at 8 a.m. in the Futures Lab to discuss your best ideas.
    • Your team stories are due the following Thursday at 5 p.m. with all components of your story saved to the !Finished Stories section of the classes server in the folder for each person in the group.  (Each student’s folder must contain every element of your story, text, photos, videos, captions, mp3’s)

    Readings

    May 15 —Topics/Subjects: What makes a good story idea?

    Practical tips for brainstorming story pitches with your partner(s)

    Resources:

    Matheny’s mid-Missouri map

    What does “A” work look like?

    May 16 — Topics/Subjects: Every story needs good visuals – Best practices for submitting a photo package

    (Captions/#of photos/getting good situations/non-redundant photos)

    Lab policies/procedures/equipment checkout

    Readings

    Due at beginning of class: three story ideas from all teams.

    May 17 — Weekly story pitch meeting with faculty & student editors. Blogging for extra credit begins next week.

    Team assignments for next week’s convergence feature story:

    DUE WEEK 3
    1. Evan Arnold and Kyle Cardine
    2. Anli Xiao and Rob Abel
    3. Tyler Fine and Travis Zimpfer
    4. Malory Ensor and Hannah Schimidt
    5. Jiaxi Lu and Allyn McEntire
    6. Veneta Rizvic, Casie Kolbinsky and Clare Murphy

    May 21 — (Amy) Blogging and your professional identity

    Student blogs

    May 22 — Adobe Audition and using the Marantz Recorders

    Hands on lab work with Reuben Stern

    May 23 — Best practices for KBIA stories

    Instructions for working at KBIA

    (You will use the format for a KBIA Wrap for all of your audio or video stories in convergence.  When you see the words “WRAP Example” you will replace them with a search engine optimized (SEO) headline for your story.)

    Reading:

    KBIA guide to scripting (PDF)

    Abbreviated KBIA guide to a wrap or package (PDF)

    KBIA Beat Sheet

    10 Commandments of Getting Good Sound

    Matheny’s mid-Missouri media map

    May 24 — Weekly story pitch meeting with faculty & student editors.

    Convergence feature stories are due at 5 pm. Newsroom stories are due according to deadlines set for you by newsroom faculty editors.

    Description of your newsroom shift is due by 5pm on Saturday.  Blogging for extra credit is due by 5pm Saturday.

    Team assignments for next week’s convergence feature story:


    DUE WEEK 4
    1. Malory Ensor and Allyn McEntire
    2. Clare Murphy and Kyle Cardine
    3. Casie Kolbinsky and Robert Abel
    4. Evan Arnold and Tyler Fine
    5. Jiaxi Lu and  Anli Xiao
    6. Travis Zimpfer, Hannah Schmidt and Veneta Rizvic

    May 28 – Memorial Day – no class

    May 29 — How to get an “A” on your KOMU story

    May 30  — Topics/Subjects: Interview Techniques (Reuben Stern)

    Due at beginning of class: three story ideas from all teams.

    May 31 — Weekly story pitch meeting with faculty & student editors.

    Convergence feature stories are due at 5 pm. Newsroom stories are due according to deadlines set for you by newsroom faculty editors.

    Description of your newsroom shift is due by 5pm on Saturday.  Blogging for extra credit is due by 5pm Saturday.

    Team assignments for next week’s convergence feature story:

    DUE WEEK 5
    1. Tyler Fine and Allyn McEntire
    2. Travis Zimpfer and Jiaxi Lu
    3. Veneta Rizvic and Hannah Schmidt
    4. Casie Kolbinsky and Malory Ensor
    5. Anli Xiao and Evan Arnold
    6. Robert Abel, Kyle Cardine and Clare Murphy

    June 4 — Topics/Subjects:Why investigative reporting matters and how to improve your stories using investigative tips/tools

    Mark Horvit, Executive Director of Investigative Reporters and Editors

    •ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest

    June 5 — Using graphics to tell stories (Reuben)

    June 6 — Topics/Subjects: Habits of Good Reporters (Amy Simons)

    Interviewing techniques — how to get what you want and what you need out of an interview. You’ll play the interview “game” in class and discuss how your questions impact the quality of your content.

    Readings

    June 7 — Weekly story pitch meeting with faculty & student editors.

    Convergence feature stories are due at 5 pm. Newsroom stories are due according to deadlines set for you by newsroom faculty editors.

    Description of your newsroom shift is due by 5pm on Saturday.  Blogging for extra credit is due by 5pm Saturday.

    Team assignments for next week’s convergence feature story:

    DUE WEEK 6
    1. Robert Abel and Jiaxi Lu
    2. Malory Ensor and Evan Arnold
    3. Veneta Rizvic and Kyle Cardine
    4. Allyn McEntire and Travis Zimpfer
    5. Anli Xiao and Casie Kolbinsky
    6. Tyler Fine, Clare Murphy and Hannah Schmidt

    June 11 — Mike McKean’s Search Tools for the Internet

    Mike McKean’s search tools for the Internet

    Scavenger Hunt for extra credit

    June 12 — In class critique of selected stories

    June 13 — Topics/Subjects: Guest speaker – Joy Mayer Talking WITH (not to) your audience!

    June 14 — Weekly story pitch meeting with faculty & student editors.

    Convergence feature stories are due at 5 pm. Newsroom stories are due according to deadlines set for you by newsroom faculty editors.

    Description of your newsroom shift is due by 5pm on Saturday.  Blogging for extra credit is due by 5pm Saturday.

    Team assignments for next week’s convergence feature story:

    DUE WEEK 7
    1. Casie Kolbinsky and Hannah Schmidt
    2. Travis Zimpfer and Evan Arnold
    3. Anli Xiao and Clare Murphy
    4. Veneta Rizvic and Jiaxi Lu
    5. Malory Ensor, Robert Abel
    6. Allyn McEntire, Tyler Fine and Kyle Cardine

    June 18 –In-class critique of selected stories

    June 19 — Visualizing non-visual stories.  Making the most of visual content for the Internet.  Lynda Kraxberger

    10 Commandments of Visual Storytelling (in the age of online news)
Lynda Kraxberger

    Resources:
Defining Good Video

    Steps for Editing a TV Package from start to finish

    June 20 — Hot tech trends in media – Introduction w/Lynda Kraxberger (pick a buddy)

    Amy Webb’s keynote address at SXSW in Austin, TX – updated 1/1/2011
    June 21 — Weekly story pitch meeting with faculty & student editors.

    Convergence feature stories are due at 5 pm. Newsroom stories are due according to deadlines set for you by newsroom faculty editors.

    Description of your newsroom shift is due by 5pm on Saturday.  Blogging for extra credit is due by 5pm Saturday.

    June 25 — Ethics in social media (Amy Simons)

    Readings:

    RTDNA social media and blogging guidelines

    ASNE guidelines help editors form social media policies

    June 26 — Topics/Subjects:Ethical Dilemmas in photojournalism – Karen Mitchell

    Manipulating images and tricking news sources — does the end justify the means?
    Readings:

    June  27 — Topics/Subjects: Hot tech trends in media – Lynda Kraxberger

    Amy Webb’s keynote address at SXSW in Austin, TX – updated 1/1/2011

    Students present their “findings” along with their buddies!

    June 28 — Class evaluations and work on your team stories!

    Newsroom stories are due according to deadlines set for you by newsroom faculty editors.

    Description of your newsroom shift is due by 5pm on Saturday.  Blogging for extra credit is due by 5pm Saturday. Talk to Lynda about due date for graduate project.

    That’s all, folks!

    ----------Posted on May 11, 2012 by in 4804, Courses

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