Monthly Archives: February 2015

Week 6

In Class: -Discuss Renegade Mothering (blog of the week) Find one post you think is a good example of a unique voice/perspective and why it stands it –Basic overview of HTML/CSS -Incorporating Photography into your Reporting –Tips for Better Smartphone Photography –General … Continue reading

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In Class Photo Assignment

Worth 5 points toward next quiz 1. Get a partner. Find a location. Outside or near a window with natural light are best. 2. Take 25-50 photos of each other. Your goal is to get three solid photos: A portrait … Continue reading

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General Suggestions from Posts So Far

1. Run spell and grammar check. 2. Capitalization Review AP style – In general, avoid capitalization. Use a capital letter only if you can justify it – like proper nouns (specific person, place, or thing), compositions (books, movies, plays, poems, … Continue reading

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Tips for Improving Your Smartphone Photography

A Few Recommended Apps: Photoshop Express (iPhone and Android) – Free A stripped down and free version of Photoshop. Features basic editing tools (crop, straighten, rotate, and flip) and color correction (exposure, brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, tint, and temperature). SnapSeed (iPhone and Android) – Free … Continue reading

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Incorporating Photography into your Reporting

“Often, reporters find themselves in the middle of something newsworthy or interesting, so basic photography skills are critical for anyone who considers herself or himself a journalist.” – JournalismNext 1. The best camera is the one you have with you. Use … Continue reading

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Codecademy.com “Build a Website” Tutorial

Worth 100 points Students will complete an online course called “Build a Website” on Codecademy.com. Students can go at his/her own pace. Here is how it will work: For some background on Codecademy, you can watch Zach Sims on the Colbert Report … Continue reading

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Basic HTML/CSS for journalism students

Four reasons why journalism students need to know basic HTML/CSS 1. So you can trouble shoot your own blog/website. 2. It is on the “essential list” of journalism skills (and many internships and entry level jobs require it). 3. It’s … Continue reading

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