Monthly Archives: November 2014

Week 12

In Class: -Video post brainstorming –Overview of Post 12: Live Blog or Infographic –Introduction to infographics and data visualizations Assignments: -Read Gawker and one of the following from its empire: Deadspin, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Kotaku , LifeHacker (news blog of the week) -Work on Post 11: Video for following week – Due … Continue reading

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Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualizations

The Basics: Data visualizations, frequently referred to as information graphics, are a powerful tool that will inform and educate your readers. Often important data-heavy information can bog down a narrative or slow the pacing of a story. That data might … Continue reading

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Post 12: Live Blog or Infographic

Post 12: Live Blog or Infographic (Worth 50 points) Can be posted anytime between now and December 7. Pick one of the following options: Live blog an event Cover an event with photos Create an infographic (map, timeline, chart, graph, … Continue reading

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Post 11: Video due by Wednesday, Nov. 26

Post 11: Video (Worth 75 points) Can be posted anytime between now and Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. Requirements: -Cover an event, person, or story suited for video (i.e., action/emotion/opinion) -Use headline and text for background and context; use video … Continue reading

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Week 10

In Class: —So, how exactly is web video different from TV journalism? —Basic Video Tips —Tips on how to get the most from your smartphone’s video recorder —In-Class video assignment Upcoming Assignments: –Codeacademy.com’s “Build a Website” tutorial due by Nov. 9 -Post … Continue reading

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In-Class Video Assignment

Part 1: Shooting Get a partner. Each person should have a video camera. Go somewhere. Come up with a physical activity you want to shoot. (Doing a cartwheel, throwing a ball, rapping, throwing your cell phone in the trash, etc.)

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Student Reporter’s Guide to Smartphone Video

Pros and Cons of Smartphone Video: Pros: Good video quality Can post video online and share it You always have it with you Small and discrete Cons: Poor audio quality, poor mic placement Hard to hold still It’s not just … Continue reading

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