Week 13 — Dec. 4 & 6

In Class:
—Work on Videos and Final Projects on Monday
Blog Presentations Begin Wed. Dec. 6

Assignments:
Video Post due Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m.
Blog Presentations in class Wed. Dec. 6 and Mon. Dec. 11
Final Projects due at 5 p.m. Monday Dec. 18 (NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED)
Farewell Post due at 5 p.m. Monday Dec. 18 (NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED)

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Week 12 — Nov. 27 & 29

In Class:
—Looking at previous student video projects
—Going around and talking to each of you about your Video Projects
—Outline Final Post
—Outline Blog Presentations: Here’s what I’m looking for.

Assignments:
Video Post due Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m.
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 — Nov. 6 & 8

In Class:
–Bring camera, video recording device, connection cords and headphones to class
—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
In class video exercise

Assignments:
—Post 10 (Free Post) or Post 9: Audio Interview With Photo due Sunday, Nov. 12 (60 points). If you do a free post for that week then you must have the audio post completed by Sunday, Nov. 19
Post 11: Video due TBD

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Week 9

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 Sunday, Nov. 5 (50 points)
—Post 10 (Free Post) or Post 9: Audio Interview With Photo due Sunday, Nov. 12 (60 points). If you do a free post for that week then you must have the audio post completed by Sunday, Nov. 19

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Week 8 — Oct. 23 & 25

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?

Assignments:
-First ***EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ*** Wed., Oct. 25th
—Post 7: Photo Gallery due Sunday, Oct. 29th at 10 p.m. (50 points)
Post 8: Profile of Another Blogger due Sunday, Nov. 5 (50 points)

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Week 7—Oct. 16 & 18

In Class:
—Finish In Class Photo Assignment
—Why friends and family aren’t good sources
Tips for your photo gallery post
—Discuss Post 7: Photo Gallery
—Listen to this great segment from This American Life
Audio Reporting
Audio Editing with Audacity
Step-By-By Guide: Getting audio from recorder to your WordPress Blog
In-Class Audio Exercise

Assignments:
-First ***EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ*** Wed., Oct. 18th
-Post 6: Free Choice due Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. (25 points)
-Post 7: Photo Gallery due Sunday, Oct. 29th at 10 p.m. (50 points)
Post 8: Profile of Another Blogger due Sunday, Nov. 5 (50 points)

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Week 6—Oct. 9 & 11

In Class:
General Suggestions So Far
Writing leads
Intro to simple web analytics
Social media and journalism
Can You Teach Photography?
Incorporating Photography into your Reporting
Tips for Better Smartphone Photography
In Class Photo Assignment
—Tips for writing great leads

Assignments:
Post 5: Q&A with Photo due Sunday, Oct. 15 at 10 p.m.

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