Week 13 — April 17 & 19

In Class:
—Looking at previous student video projects
—Going around and talking to each of you about your Video Projects
—Outline Final Post Project
—Outline Blog Presentations: Here’s what I’m looking for.
—Thursday will be a work day for videos or final projects

Assignments:
Video Post due Monday, April 23 at 10 p.m.
Blog Presentations in class Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th
Final Projects due Friday, May 4th at 5 p.m. (NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED)
Farewell Post due Friday, May 4th at 5 p.m. (NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED)

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Week 12 — Apr. 10 & 12

In Class:
—Bring camera, video recording device, connection cords and headphones to class
In class video exercise
—Looking at previous student video projects
—Going around and talking to each of you about your Video Projects
—Outline Final Post Project
—Outline Blog Presentations: Here’s what I’m looking for.

Assignments:
Video Post due TBD
Blog Presentations in class TBA
Final Projects due at the end of our Final Exam Period
Farewell Post due at the end of our Final Exam Period

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Week 10 — March 27 & 29

In Class:
Audio Reporting
Audio Editing with Audacity
Step-By-By Guide: Getting audio from recorder to your WordPress Blog
—Finish In-Class Audio Exercise
—Watch this interning segment about online journalism from John Oliver

Listening to some great audio segments from previous students:
—Tammy Decker talks about Aqua Spin Classes
—A brewer from Yards tells his story
—Rowan’s dietician explains how to eat healthy
—Rowan’s Temple Jordan talks about intersectional feminism

Assignments:
—Post 10 (Free Post) or Post 9: Audio Interview With Photo due Monday, Apr. 2 (60 points) at 10 p.m.. If you do a free post for that week then you must have the audio post completed by Monday, Apr. 9

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Week 9 — March 19 & 21

In Class:
–Bring camera, audio recording device (your phone), connection cords and headphones to class
Audio Reporting
Audio Editing with Audacity
Step-By-By Guide: Getting audio from recorder to your WordPress Blog
—Finish In-Class Audio Exercise

Some great audio segments from previous students:
—Tammy Decker talks about Aqua Spin Classes
—A brewer from Yards tells his story
—Rowan’s dietician explains how to eat healthy
—Rowan’s Temple Jordan talks about intersectional feminism

Assignments:
-Post 8: Profile of Another Blogger due Monday, Mar. 26th at 10 p.m. (50 points)

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Week 8 — March 6 & 8

In Class:
–Bring camera, audio recording device (your phone), connection cords and headphones to class
—Listen to this great segment from This American Life
—Listen to this haunting segment from WNYC’s Snap Judgement
Audio Reporting
Audio Editing with Audacity
Step-By-By Guide: Getting audio from recorder to your WordPress Blog
In-Class Audio Exercise

Some more great audio segments:
—A story about a man trapped inside his own body
—What’s waiting out there in the dark?
—Story about a raccoon gone mad!
—So who exactly is that boy in the photo?

Assignments:
-First ***EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ*** Tues., March. 6th
-Post 7: Photo Gallery due Monday, Mar. 11th at 10 p.m. (50 points)
-Post 8:
 Profile of Another Blogger due Monday, Mar. 26th at 10 p.m. (50 points)

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Week 7—Feb. 27 & Mar. 1

In Class:
Can You Teach Photography?
Incorporating Photography into your Reporting
Tips for Better Smartphone Photography
In Class Photo Assignment
—Tips for writing great leads

Assignment:
-First ***EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ*** Thurs., Mar. 1
-Post 6: Free Choice due Monday, Mar. 4 at 10 p.m. (25 points)
-Post 7: Photo Gallery due Monday, Mar. 11th at 10 p.m. (50 points)
-Post 8:
 Profile of Another Blogger due Monday, Mar. 18th at 10 p.m. (50 points)

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Week 6 — Feb 20 & 22

In Class:
General Suggestions So Far
The internet IS reality: What you do online matters
Writing leads
Intro to simple web analytics
Social media and journalism
Examples of Solid Q&A posts
-Tips on conducting good interviews
Can You Teach Photography?
Incorporating Photography into your Reporting
Tips for Better Smartphone Photography
In Class Photo Assignment
—Tips for writing great leads

Assignment:
–Post 4: Free Choice (25 points) due Monday, Feb. 19 at 10 p.m.
Post 5: Q&A with Photo Due Monday, Feb. 26 at 10 p.m.

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