Post 10: Audio and Photo Due April 7

Due Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m.

Worth 50 points

1. Find a relevant and compelling person with something to say about your topic. Set up a time for your in-person interview. Have a backup plan.

2. Prepare and research your questions.

3. Do an in-person interview with your audio recorder/cellphone.

4. Photograph your subject. Make sure your photo is clear, in focus, and that we can see the person’s face.

5. Edit your audio interview to a maximum of 2 minutes. It is OK if your questions are heard, but it’s best to only hear subject. That way they get more time and focus. Export as .mp3.

6. Write up a short introduction to your post. Who is the person? Why is she/he someone we should hear from? What does she/he have to say? Tease your audio. Your text should motivate your reader to listen to the audio. Include hyperlinks to text for more information.

8. Post your text introduction, a photo of the subject, and your edited audio interview in a single blog post.

9. Write a compelling headline that includes your subject’s name and uses descriptive key-words.

10. Here are step-by-step instructions for getting your audio from your device to your blog.

Here is an example of a former student’s assignment: Stockings for the Troops – Emma Boeckle Interview

Grading Criteria:
-Effort in tracking down a compelling subject to interview (i.e. roommates and friends are lowest on effort scale)
-Text introduces subject and context (Clearly written, no typos, proper grammar and spelling)
-Content of edited audio (Is it compelling, relevant, worth hearing, sharing?)
-Quality of the recording
-Quality of the editing
-Quality photograph of subject
-Headline, tags, and links

 

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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