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.

Week 4 – New Media, New Audiences & Links

  • Assignment Due This Week: Tweets, posts about readings, photo post, Twitter list, Feedly list, bring audio tools to class
  • Reading Due This Week
  • Discussion
    • Discussion of #LMUeng381 links
    • Discussion of readings / your blog posts
    • Discussion of Photo Posts
      • What makes good photo? – clear object of interest, light, size symmetry, color,
      • Alignment on page
      • Voice in text, what about voice in image?
      • QA & Extras – titles? Captions? Get into the shot! lens smudge
    • Discussion of Twitter Lists
    • Discussion of Feedly lists
    • Discussion of Site Ideas
      • How to review a site – case study: The Loyolan
      • Selection of ideas
  • Practicum
  • 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 new populations and new practices on the news business?
      • [Optional blog topic: Blog about Frontline’s The Digital Nation]
    3. Create a two minute audio track based on your image sequence and text. Upload to Soundcloud and also create a post on your blog embedding your audio. (Consult Briggs reading for next week for any issues: Chapter 6: Making Audio Journalism Visible)
    4. [Ongoing: Track your site.]
Your Stuff!
Nicole P.
Katie M.
Cory K.
Sofia M.
Sarah L.
Sarahn N.
Christie C.
Amanda M.
Prianka P.
Mack M.

Week 3 – September 16 – Posts, Blogs, Content Management Systems

  • Assignments Due This Week: Tweets, blog about readings, blog about 3 sites ideas for preso, 16 photos on Flickr, bring photo tools to class
  • Reading Due This Week
  • Discussion
    • Discussion of readings / your blog posts
    • Discussion of Site Ideas
    • How to review a site – case study: The Loyolan
    • Selection of ideas
  • Practicum
    • Photo Bingo
    • Let’s talk photographic equipment: Flickr apps, storage, lighting, tripods, editing, posting to Flickr
    • Tool review as needed. Problems?
    • Posting images to WordPress – files, metadata, captions
    • LMU multimedia equipment access
  • 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. Are you a digital native? Immigrant? How are these ideas located in time (i.e., the time the essays were written.)
    3. Edit your 16 images down to 8 strong images. Post them sequentially (not in a gallery) to a post in your blog and add text describing each. The text and images should suggest a theme or story. (Consult Briggs reading for next week for any issues: Chapter 5: Visual Storytelling with Photographs)
    4. Bring in what you have access to for audio – cellphones, digital recorders and headphones
    5. Expand your class Twitter list with a minimum of 10 follows. Post a link to your list on your blog. Be prepared to discuss why you selected them next week.
    6. Populate your Feedly reading list with a minimum of 10 sources. List the sources on your blog. Be prepared to discuss why you selected them next week. 
    7. [Ongoing: Track your site.]

Week 3 Links

 Christie C.
Mack M.
Prianka P.
Alex D.S.
Sofia M.
Nicole P.
Sarah L.
Sarahn
Katie M.
Sinead M.
Amanda M.
Emily M.
Cory K.

Week 2 – September 9 – What is the Web

Hello/Housekeeping

  • Syllabus – here and blackboard
  • Field Trip

Assignments Due This Week: Tweets, blog and selected theme, reading posts, About blog post.

Reading Due This Week

Discussion

Sinead M.
Katherine M.
Emily M.
Prianka P.
Nicole P.
Sarahn S.
Cory K.
Sarah L.
  • Discussion of #LMUeng381 links
  • Discussion of readings / your blog posts
  • Review About posts

Practicum

  • Chrome tools – How to view code
    • Ghostery – https://www.ghostery.com/
    • Wappalyzer – Chrome plug in
  • Basics of web architecture – case study: Annenberg.usc.edu
  • Discussion of blogs and themes. Any problems?

Assignments for Next Week [Email links to posts to Professor by 5pm on Tuesday at Dauphin@lmu.edu]

  • Read, watch, surf – Tweet a link at me for us to discuss with hashtag #LMUeng381
  • Do next week’s reading and blog about it. What does “blog” mean to you? Isn’t everything a blog? What isn’t a blog?
  • Find three blogs or sites that you would like to follow for the semester. Be prepared to explain why you’re interested in each. Post your list in a second post to your blog, making sure to indicate your top choice and use screen grabs and embedded media (if available) from each site. Indicate whether you’d like to present the first, middle or last group by adding an animated gif, emoji or video clip to the bottom of your post.
  • Bring in what you have access to use for photography – phones or cameras
  • Take 16 photos of a single day at life at LMU this week. These can be anything: students, classes, architecture, movement. They don’t need to be perfect, but endeavor to make them clear, in focus and properly exposed. Post these photos to your Flickr stream