Due Sunday, April 6 at 10 p.m. (Worth 50 points)
Note: Here are step-by-step instructions for how to upload, edit and post your audio for this assignment
Find a relevant and compelling person with something to say about your topic. Have a backup plan.
Prepare and research your questions. Do an in-person interview with your audio recorder/cellphone
Photograph your subject. Make sure your photo is clear, in focus, and that we can see the person’s face.
Edit your audio interview to a maximum of 2 minutes. It is OK if your questions are heard, but it is probably best to only hear subject because that way they get more time and focus.
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 in text for more information.
Post your text introduction, a photo of the subject, and your edited audio interview in a single blog post. Write a compelling headline that includes your subject’s name and uses descriptive key-words.
Check out this example from a former student: DIVE IN AND LISTEN TO TAMMY DECKER, DESCRIBE AQUA SPIN CLASSES AT THE COUNTY POOL IN CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NEW JERSEY
Grading Criteria (50 points):
- Descriptive headline that uses key words and includes the person’s name so it can be found in a search. Also five key word tags, including person’s name. (2 points)
- Introductory text. 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. (5 points)
- A photo of your subject (preferably one you take yourself) and credit that identifies the source of the photo. (3 points)
- Original reporting and effort in tracking down a compelling subject to interview. (10 points)
- Content of edited audio. Is it compelling, relevant, worth hearing, sharing? (10 points)
- Quality of the recording. Is it clear and audible? (10 points)
- Quality of the editing. Maximum time: 2 minutes. Is the editing clean, allowing pauses between soundbites, with beginning middle and end? (10 points)