Week 8 – October 28 – The Social Media Revolution, Part 2

News

  • Still scheduling field trip / will modify syllabus when opportunity comes up
  • Groups – No non-group work due from you on your preso day
    • 1 – November 11 – Mack, Natalie, Katherine, Christie
    • 2 – November 18 – Sarah, Sarahn, Alex, Sinead, Emily
    • 3 – December 2 – Sofia, Prianka, Nicole, Cory, Amanda

Class

Yer Links!

Sarah L.

Prianka P.

Amanda M.

Mack M.

Emily M.

Sahran S.

Nicole P.

Katherine M.

Cory K.

Sinead

Sofia M.

Christie C.

Natalie L.M.

How to read a site

  1. Design
    1. Look and feel?
    2. Tone – clean, cluttered, visual, textual?
    3. Page zones
  2. Technology
    1. Platform?
  3. Content
    1. Editorial flow?
    2. Photography?
    3. Sourcing?
    4. Multimedia?
  4. Social
    1. Does site use social media to promote?
    2. Community tools on the site?
  5. Data and facts
    1. Site history?
    2. Founders?
    3. Traffic – alexa.com / quantcast.com
  6. Business models
    1. Ads? Subscriptions? Downloads? Events? How do they make $$$
  7. All of the above, in the context of our reading

Week 7 – October 14 – The Social Media Revolution, Part 1

YER LINKS!
Natalie L.M.
Cory K.
Amanda M.
Sofia M.
Sinead M.
Prianka P.
Alex D.S.
Sarah L.
Mac M.
Emily M.
Christie C.
Nicole P.

Week 6 – October 7 – Digital Rights and Wrongs

Housekeeping
  • Field trip – postponed, updates coming
  • Class visitors starting in a few weeks
  • Grades – good but you all need to talk more
  • Syllabus updates
Syllabus
  • Assignment Due This Week: Tweets, posts about readings, audio slideshow with CC license, Project pitches
  • Reading Due This Week
  • Discussion
  • Practicum
    • Review Project Management elements: site map, wireframes, multimedia plan, reporting plan, production plan
    • Discuss Final projects and pitches in groups
    • Tool review as needed
    • Problems?
  • Assignments for Next Week [Email links to posts to Professor by 5pm on Tuesday at Gary.Dauphin@lmu.edu]
    1. Read, watch, surf – Tweet a link at me for us to discuss with hashtag #LMUeng381
    2. Watch rest of Copyright Criminals at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIoR3PYpduo
    3. Blog about Copyright Criminals 
    4. Groups present final pitch. Nominate someone to post pitch to blog. Write one paragraph for story idea. Include information about why you think this subject is interesting (what news values does it serve?), what your unique angle is, who your audience is, and what tools you will use for your reporting and presentation.
    5. Review your blog for copyright issues.
      • does every post have an image?
      • Are there any copyright or fair use issues?
      • Select a Creative Commons license for your images.
      • Apply to WordPress blog and Flickr images
    6. Bring in video equipment
    7. [Ongoing: Track your site.]
Fair Use:
YER LINKS!
Katie M.
Sarahn S.
Alex D.S.
Amanda M.
Sarah L.
Cory K.
Prianka P.
Mac M.
Sofia M.
Emily M.
Sinead M.
Nicole P.
Christie C.
Natalie L.M.

Week 5 – September 30 – New Media, New Practices

This week and next:
  • Assignment Due This Week: Tweets, posts about readings, audio post
  • Reading Due This Week
    • Dan Gillmor, We the Media, chapters 1 and 3, http://oreilly.com/catalog/wemedia/book/
    • Mark Briggs, Journalism Next – read Chapter 3: Crowd-powered Collaboration (pgs 91-114) and Chapter 6: Making Audio Journalism Visible
  • Discussion
    • Discussion of readings / your blog posts
    • Discussion of #LMUeng381 links
    • Discussion of audio posts
    • Some good short sound: http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/soundsla
    • Some good slideshows: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/photography+content/audioslideshow
  • Practicum
    • Putting together a Youtube slideshow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmL98L8O29Q
    • Tool review as needed. Problems?
    • How are your site projects going
    • Assemble groups for group projects (Randomized); discuss final projects and pitch format
  • Assignments for Next Week [Email links to posts to Professor by 5pm on Tuesday at Gary.Dauphin@lmu.edu]
    1. Read, watch, surf – Tweet a link at me for us to discuss with hashtag #LMUeng381
    2. Do next week’s reading and blog about it. What are the implications of these new tools for rights, rights management, copyright? Are you a Copyright Criminal?
    3. Turn your images and audio into a 2 minute Youtube slideshow. Post to web. Indicate CC license found at www.creativecommons.org
    4. Groups come up with 3 project pitches. Nominate someone to post pitch to blog. Write one paragraph for each story idea. Include information about why you think this subject is interesting (what news values does it serve?), what your unique angle is, who your audience is, and what tools you will use for your reporting and presentation.
    5. [Ongoing: Track your site.]
YER LINKS!
Natalie L.M.
Katie M.
Sarahn S.
Sarah L.
Alex D.S.
Prianka P.
Mack M.
Cory K.
Amanda M.
Sinead M.
Nicole P.
Emily M.
Christie C.