Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Class Schedule Weeks 6-9

Reporting and Writing for Online Media
Monday, Sept. 29
Class: “Generating and Focusing Story Ideas”
Readings for Class: Chapters 4 and 6 of Briggs
Lab: Begin generating ideas for Reporting Assignment
Arrange carpools for Wednesday's road trip

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Class: Road Trip to Fort Collins Coloradoan, 1300 Riverside Avenue
Meet in the lobby of the Coloradoan

Monday, Oct. 6
Class: “Web Resources and Databases” discussion of readings
Readings for Class: "Wikipedia in the Newsroom" and "Citing Wikipedia" by Donna Shaw, American Journalism Review
"Open-Source Journalism: It's a Lot Tougher than You Think" by Anna Haynes, in wired.com
"Step-by-Step E-Mail Interviewing Tips" by Sandeep Junnarkar, Poynter Online
Lab: Finalize story ideas and assignments (includes traditional Web writing and photo storytelling)

Wednesday, Oct. 8
Class: “Photo Storytelling on the Web”
Readings for Class: Chapter 8 of Briggs
Sound Slide Shows from the San Jose Mercury
Shows from San Francisco State
Audio Slide Shows with Microsoft Photo Story
Soundslides Tutorial
And Another Tutorial
Or just flickr it with five photos:
Bike rescue mission
Cousins being cousins
Lab: Continue working on Reporting Assignment

Monday, Oct. 13
Class: “Online Writing Styles, Hooking and Keeping Readers” with Eve Fisher, Ph.D. candidate
Readings for Class: Writing style for print vs. Web and one other article of your choosing.
Lab: Review for Mid-Term Exam

Wednesday, Oct. 15
Class: Mid-term essay exam on blogs, citizen journalism, convergence, and online news reporting and writing

Monday, Oct. 20
Class: Work on all aspects of Reporting Project
Lab: Feedback and work on written and audio drafts, which are due at beginning of class

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Lab: Finish and post reporting projects on blog site