Monday, August 20: Introduction
Meet your faculty and find out what you’ll be doing in the Convergence Editing and Producing course.
Wednesday August 22: Introduction to Project Managing
What you need to do to be an effective project manager.
Friday, August 24: How to help find stories
How can you help your teams find stories without giving stories to them?
Monday, August 27: Coaching
How do you make a story better? What are the questions you should ask and the holes you should look for?
Wednesday, August 29: Off for PMing Camp Convergence
Friday, August 31: The Portfolio Project
Here’s your chance to show the world everything you’ve learned. The Portfolio Project will take 2/3 of the semester, be multi-faceted and be good enough to anchor your professional portfolio.
Monday, September 3: No Class- Labor Day
Tuesday September 4: PGS
Wednesday, September 5: Management lessons learned
What did you learn managing students in Camp Convegence? How can it be applied to your future reporting and project managing?
Friday September 7: Managing all Directions
How to effectively manage your team and your faculty — and eventually your co-workers and your bosses.
Monday September 10: PGS
Wednesday September 12: Portfolio Project Pitch Review
Friday September 14: Grading
Monday, September 17: PGS
Wednesday, September 19: 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.
Friday, September 21: Grading
Monday, September 24: PGS
Wednesday, September 26: How news outlets use their time?
How a newscast is stacked or how a newspaper homepage is laid out tells us a lot about the priorities of a news outlet. If your last name starts with a letter A-I, you’ll watch Tuesday’s 10 p.m., news on KOMU and write down each story. J-P, you’ll watch KMIZ’s 10 p.m., newscast and do the same. Q-Z, you’ll watch KRCG’s and do the same.
Friday, September 28: Grading
Monday, October 1: PGS
Wednesday, October 3: 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.
Friday, October 5: Grading
Monday, October 8, PGS
Wednesday, October 10: Convergence skills in jobs
How you can use the skills you’ve learned throughout the convergence program in an array of jobs.
Friday, October 12: Grading
Monday, October 15: PGS
Wednesday, October 17: OFF for Missouri Honor Medals
Friday, October 19: Grading
Monday, October 22: PGS
Wednesday, October 24: Portfolios
You’ll need to have an online portfolio to make it out of the J-School and probably to find a job. So that starts now, if it hasn’t already. We’ll take a look at portfolios, good and bad.
Friday, October 26: Grading
Monday, October 29: PGS
Wednesday, October 31: Resumes
It’s your professional story. How do you want to tell it?You’ll send us your resume by 11:59 p.m., on Tuesday and we’ll critique it during class on Wednesday.
Friday, November 2: Portfolio project due, 6 p.m.
Monday, November 5: PGS
Wednesday, November 7: Cover letters
It’s your foot in the door and your first impression. What you write in that cover letter is pretty important.
Friday, November 9: Grading
Monday, November 12: PGS
Wednesday, November 14: Interview questions
“So, where do you want to be five years from now?” We’ll help you with that answer and others in this class.
Friday, November 16: Grading
Saturday, November 17- Saturday, November 24: Thanksgiving break
Monday, November 26: PGS
Wednesday, November 28: You will get a job
Sometimes that first job seems so far away. You’ll hear from some people not unlike you — just a couple semesters ahead — about how they found a job.
Portfolio website due, 6 p.m.
Friday, November 30: Grading
Monday, December 3: Evaluations
Wednesday, December 5: Wildcard
Friday, December 7: Optional grading
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