• 4806/7806 Schedule – SP18

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    **Classes are in Geological Sciences 108 unless otherwise noted**

    Week 1

    Quiz 1 is due in Canvas by 6 p.m., 1/19

    Weds. Jan. 17
    Topic/Subject: Introductions. Expectations. Syllabus review. Getting Started.
    Lecturers: Judd Slivka and Mark Hinojosa

    Meet your faculty and find out what you’ll be doing in the Convergence Editing and Reporting course.

    Fri. Jan. 19

    Topic/Subject: Intro to project managing
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka, Mark Hinojosa

    What you need to do to be an effective project manager.

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    Week 2

    Quiz 2 due in Canvas by 6 p.m., 1/26

    Mon. Jan. 22
    Topic/Subject: How to coach a story
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka, Mark Hinojosa

    How do you make a story better? What are the questions you should ask and the holes you should look for?

    Tues. Jan. 23

    Convergence Media Credentials: Come by the Futures Lab between 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. to have your photo taken for a media credential if you need them.

    Weds. Jan. 24
    Topic/Subject: Off (No Class)

    Thurs. Jan. 25

    CAMP CONVERGENCE ASSIGNMENT 1 (to manage) :

    Audio and still photography

    Futures Lab Dress Code

    Fri. Jan. 26
    Topic/Subject: Lessons Learned
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka, Mark Hinojosa
    Lessons learned from the first camp convergence assignment

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    Week 3

    Quiz 3 due in Canvas by 6 p.m., 2/6

    Mon. Jan. 29
    Topic/Subject: How to tell a story
    Lecturer: Tommy Tomlinson
    Storytelling is at the heart of what we do. Tommy Tomlinson is one of America’s great storytellers and will share some hints.

    Weds. Jan. 31
    Topic/Subject: Off (No Class)


    Thurs. Feb. 1

    CC Deadline Day 2

    Camp Convergence Assignment 2 (to manage): Video Assignment

    Fri. Feb. 2
    Topic/Subject: The Multimedia Project
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka/Mark Hinojosa
    We’ll talk about expectations, ideas and how to find and form the two-story package we’re expecting.

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    Week 4

    Quiz 4 due in Canvas by 6 p.m., 2/9

    Mon. Feb. 5
    Topic/Subject: How to help your team find stories
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka/Mark Hinojosa
    Blogging is more than just writing. It’s defining a personal brand and an expertise.

    Weds. Feb. 7
    Topic/Subject:
    Managing all directions
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka/Mark Hinojosa

    Fri. Feb. 9
    Topic/Subject: Building packages
    Lecturer: Judd Slivka
    The package is the whole box of content. We’ll talk about how to target content for the right channel — and how to get all those channels working together.

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    Week 5

    Quiz 5 due in Canvas by 6 p.m., 2/16

    Mon. Feb. 12

    Pitch review, Calvin 1

    Wed. Feb. 14

    Calvin Pitch Day 1 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Life as an online producer
    Lecturer: Hannah Schmidt
    Online producing is one of more popular career fields for Convergence grads. KSHB-TV senior digital producer Hannah Schmidt will give us some insight into what that looks like.

    Fri. Feb. 16
    Grading

    HOMEWORK: Newsroom scenarios for next week

    The Perfectionist
    Managing the Third Floor Team (Lundin, Paul and Christiansen)
    Case studies by Charles Warner – choose “When Mediocrity Meets Tragedy”
    Case studies by Charles Warner – choose “Creative Casey: disciplining a star reporter”

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    Week 6

    Vocab quiz due in Canvas by 6 p.m., 2/23

    Mon. Feb. 19

    Pitch review, Hobbes 1

    Wed. Feb. 21

    Hobbes Pitch Day 1 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Diversity in the newsroom

    Lecturer: Mark Hinojosa
    Diversity is incredibly important in the products we build — and that starts with where we build them.

    Thurs. Feb. 22

    Calvin Deadline Day 1

    Fri. Feb. 23

    Grading, Calvin 1

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    Week 7

    Mon. Feb. 26

    Pitch review, Calvin 2

    Wed. Feb. 28

    Calvin Pitch Day 2 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Newsroom scenarios

    Thurs. March 1

    Hobbes 1 deadline day

    Fri. March 2

    Grading, Hobbes 1

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    Week 8

    Mon. March 5

    Pitch review, Hobbes 2

    Weds. March 7

    Calvin Pitch Day 3 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Social engagement guest

    Thurs. March 8

    Hobbes  Deadline Day 2

    Fri. March 9

    Grading, Hobbes 2

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    Week 9

    Mon. March 12

    Portfolios

    Weds. March 14

     

    Thurs. March 15

    NO DEADLINE DAY

    Fri. March 16

    OFF

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    Week 10

    Mon. March 19

    Pitch review, Hobbes 3

    Weds. March 21

    Hobbes Pitch Day 3 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Cover letters

    Thurs. March 22

    Calvin Deadline Day 3

    Fri. March 23

    Grading, Calvin 3

    March 26 – March 30: Spring Break 

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    Week 11

    Mon. April 2

    Pitch review, Calvin 4

    Weds. April 4

    Calvin Pitch Day 4 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Translating your convergence skills to jobs

    Lecturer: Judd Slivka
    You’ve learned so much these last few semesters. Now let’s start putting together the pieces of the puzzle.

    Thurs. April 5

    Hobbes Deadline Day 3

    Fri. April 6

    Grading, Hobbes 3

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    Week 12

    Mon. April 9

    Pitch review, Hobbes 4

    Weds. April 11

    Hobbes Pitch Day 4 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: You will get a job

    Thurs. April 12

    Calvin Deadline Day 4

    Fri. April 13

    Grading, Calvin 4

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    Week 13

    Mon. April 16

    Pitch review, Calvin 5

    Weds. April 18

    Calvin Pitch Day 5 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Resumes/Portfolios Review

    Thurs. April 19

    Hobbes Deadline Day 4

    Fri. April 20

    Grading, Hobbes 4

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    Week 14

    Mon. April 23

    Pitch review, Hobbes 5

    Weds. April 25

    Calvin Pitch Day 5 (attend 4804 if your team is pitching)

    In 4806: Interview questions

    Thurs. April 26

    Calvin Deadline Day 5

    Fri. April 27

    Grading, Calvin 5

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    Week 15

    Mon. April 30

    Evaluations

    Weds. May 2

    Wildcard

    Thurs. May 3

    Hobbes Deadline Day 5

    Fri. May 4

    OPTIONAL grading, Hobbes 5

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    QUIZ: Quiz No. 1  will be open on Blackboard from 9 a.m. today until 6 p.m, Sunday, January 21.

    Quiz No. 2 due in Blackboard, 6 p.m., 2/7

    Quiz No. 3 due in Blackboard, 6 p.m., 2/14

    Quiz 4 due in Blackboard, 6 p.m., 2/21

    Quiz 5 due in Blackboard, 6 p.m., 2/28

    Style quiz 6 due in Blackboard, 6 p.m., 3/6

    Vocab Quiz No. 1 due Friday, 10/13, 6 p.m.

    Vocab Quiz No. 2 due Friday Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

    ----------Posted on December 31, 2017 by in 4806

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