Week 11 — Nov. 12 & 14

In Class:
Audio Reporting
—Finish In-Class Audio Exercise
—Watch this interning segment about online journalism from John Oliver
–Bring camera, video recording device, connection cords and headphones to class Monday Nov. 19 for In class video exercise
—So, what makes web video unique and powerful?
—Here are some tips on shooting quality web video
—And here are some specific tips for shooting video on your smartphone

Assignments:
Post 11: Audio Interview with Photo due Monday Nov. 26 at 10 p.m.
—Post 12: Video Post Due Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m.
Blog Presentations on Dec. 10 and 12
Final Project Due Dec. 19th at 2 p.m.
Farewell Post 
Due Dec. 19th at 2 p.m.

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Week 10 — Nov. 5 & 7

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 8: (Profile of Another Blogger) due Sunday, Nov. 11 (50 points) at 10 p.m.

Post 11: Audio Interview with Photo due Sunday Nov. 18 at 10 p.m.

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In Class Audio — Oct 2018

Step 1: Recording

1. Get your partner from photo exercise. Go to a quiet place.

2. Turn on your recorder. Figure out how it works. Record. Stop. Play.

3. Test it. Record 30 seconds of room tone. Then play it back and listen to it. Note the sounds you hear. If they are too loud, find a quieter place.

4. Take turns interviewing each other. Ask the following questions:

  • What is your name? How old are you? What’s your year and major at Rowan? And where did you grow up?
  • Tell me about either your scariest/most frightening moment (nothing traumatic here, just something that spooked you pretty good) or your most vidid memory of Halloween. Describe the memory. When did it happen? What took place? What do you remember feeling at the time? What was challenging/exciting about it ? Why were you scared? Or, why do you think this Halloween memory stands out to you? How did that moment shape your future? When you look back on it now, does it play any role in your present life? What emotions come to mind?

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Week 9 — Oct. 29 & 31

In Class:
–Bring camera, audio recording device (your phone), connection cords and headphones to class
—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?

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 Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10 p.m. (50 points)

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Week 8 — Oct. 22 & 24

In Class:
In Class Photo Assignment
–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*** Mon., Oct. 22th
-Post 7: Photo Gallery due Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. (50 points)
-Post 8:
 Profile of Another Blogger due Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10 p.m. (50 points)

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Week 7 — Oct. 15 & 17

In Class:
Can You Teach Photography?
Incorporating Photography into your Reporting
Tips for Better Smartphone Photography
In Class Photo Assignment
A short profile of last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for breaking news photography
—Tips for writing great leads

Assignment:
-First ***EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ*** Wed., Oct. 17
-Post 6: Free Choice due Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. (25 points)
-Post 7: Photo Gallery due Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. (50 points)
-Post 8:
 Profile of Another Blogger due Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10 p.m. (50 points)

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Some Exceptional Posts From Last Week

Here are some standout posts from the first full week of posting:

—Check out Kalie’s look at historical moment in NJ and her visit to an historic church
—Read Joe’s in-depth interview with a Rowan religion professor about judaism
—Brush up on your coffee vocabulary with Shane’s aggregation post and his profile of a local coffee shop
—If dirt track racing is your thing, have a look at Dylan’s aggregation post about different places around the web to get your fix

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