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Continuing on …

A bit of a soap box first. Several people for various reasons, some of their making, some not, did not cover an Easter Food Drive event. In the former case, you need(ed) to come forward and admit and explain that to me; in any case, we needed to talk to make alternative plans. This is not a business for reluctant people, so if you want to be a journalist, you should use this class experience to start developing a proactive attitude toward your work. Triple check everything, confirm people, places and times no matter what someone else told you. Don’t take anything for granted. Remember, if the event was not covered, no one is going to care why.

OK—I feel better now. Today’s guest was rescheduled to next Wednesday (you read the e-mail, right?), so we will use today mainly to finish and post the slideshows, discuss some planning for the groups, video editing arrangements, and possible interview questions for Professor Henstenburg. Monday will continue those latter topics as, well as some tech stuff about video formats.


The details for Soundslides are back in the March 19 post below. For now here’s a summary of what you need to do:

  • Write a brief intro—make it grabbing, enticing. Make people want to watch the show
  • Set appropriate tags and categories
  • try for reasonable file sizes on your photos, although Soundslides makes smaller versions for the WEb
  • include at least one title/credit/info slide done in Photoshop
  • FTP to (password is 12345_abc version) and use the embed tool (March 18) to get it in your blog; while you’re there, try to set a reasonable size, background to match your blog etc.
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