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April 28

Before I outline tonight’s agenda, a reminder that Ben Kalina will be in Comm Center 101 this Friday (May 1) from noon to 3 p.m. If need be, he said he could stay later.  Your group will get participation credit (see Syllabus) if at least one person is there with content to work on.

Now:

Quick [...]

April 21

The agenda:

Return and review old Golbacher, Henstenburg, and slideshow assignments; watch some slideshows; go over rubric (handout)
Discussion Group #6 (Zach, Jordan, Mike S.)
Reminder that we have an editing session with Ben Kalina, now noon – 3 p.m., Friday, May 1 in COMM center 101
A nice piece on shooting B-roll from Transom.org
Handout group evaluation form
How it’s [...]

April 7

Tonight …

Posts are due tonight on Dr. Goldbacher. You got a message about the videos, her PowerPoints,  and some other data earlier this week
If you want to download any of what I shot get a download add-on such as Download YouTube as MP4 which is for Firefox; note the Download button added to YouTube video [...]

March 31

Agenda

Update and provisional plans for slideshow assignment (1) cover the food at the churches and pantries (2) shoot exteriors of the 11 places involved with the food drive; recall YouCaring site
Dr. Edie Goldbacher, department of psychology; as before, you will write a 300+-word post on her presentation, including a head with a verb, at least [...]

March 17

It’s video session No. 1 with Ben Kalina of Mangrove Media, so I will try to take a back seat.

I will give back and comment on the Instagr.am and audio assignments that were due last week, so if you did not get one posted, you can still submit and get some of the [...]

March 10

Here’s the plan:

return items
intern possibility for summer at BillyPenn
sign up for discussion #4 next week; in addition to earlier suggestions (e.g. NYTimes innovation report, or Andrew Sullivan links), here’s a piece with a long video on best writing practices for Twitter (and we’ll try the retweet test)
reminder that audio and an inforgr.am are due tonight [...]

February 10

How about a short agenda for a relaxing evening …

What’s up with the LGU groups? Feedback, lessons and planning—end of the week maybe for photo essay?
Discussion #2 featuring Mike, Mark and Henryk
Grading and return of Pheed posts, with lessons for later; includes look at state of blogs, titles, etc.
Finish our HTML page, adding and embedded [...]

February 3

Tonight’s agenda:

Links from last week on photos, RSS, Twitter, etc.
The Pheed Philadelphia post is due tonight. When I grade that I will also be checking that your blog is set up properly, so that means:

Under General be sure your blog Title and Tagline make sense.
Start your Categories and Tags under the Posts menu and add [...]

January 27

 

Agenda for today. Be sure you are good with the following:

You sent me the (correct) URL.
Be able to optimize a photo in Photoshop
Be able to post photos to your blog (Add Media button above the ribbon)
In Settings, look at Reading to be sure your Blog is the home page and that there is enough of [...]

January 20—week 2

 

The agenda for tonight:

be sure I have the URL for your blog so I can post them in the sidebar
go over the basics of your blog to be sure it’s up: Title, tagline, first post, About page, your profile/photo, did you use categories and tags for your post; refer back to Mindy McAdams’ site for [...]

January 13 plan

 

Each week there will be a post or two that will make up our schedule for the classes. Blogs, of course, add the most recent post to the top, so take a look at the date of posting to find the post to start with.

Today, we are going to:

talk a bit about blogs and online [...]

Group evals, wrap-up

Here is the form you need to evaluate your group members. If you can’t get a printed copy to my mailbox (Olney 141), you can e-mail me a digital copy. I need to finish all the grading by Sunday evening, so please get these to me well before that. It’s part of your participation grade.

On [...]

May 1

Last class. We’ll try to make it quick, so you can have time to coordinate final video plans if need be. Remember that there will be a Final Cut session in Holroyd 165 at 2 p.m. tomorrow if anyone needs help. I can also arrange to have that lab open next week.

Beyond that the main [...]

April 24

After we get things rolling, and I return a few items including reporting plans, we will have “lab” time to finish Soundslides, including narration, final export, FTP,  and the gigya shortcode to embed it in your blogs. Most of these details are back in the April 3 post and you have a handout on the [...]

April 17

Tonight’s agenda:

look at what NPR is doing with new media (post below)
return Goldbacher assignment, comments, chart, video
check in on status of slideshow content (due next week) and video from food drive, other
visit from Prof. Jule Ann Henstenburg; ASSIGNMENT: Write a 200-plus word post on our guest’s visit tonight; the angle is up to you, [...]

April 10

Tonight:

last call for posts on Dr. Goldbacher’s visit
look at her slides and video and video download add-on’Jon Matos will continue his duiscussion of video including the summer project from last year
other video resources including:

some other video resources for you to consult as you go to the field next week: NewsU self-directed course on video storytelling;  [...]

April 3

Main areas for tonight are planning for slideshows and video, prep for our visitor at 7, the “press conference,” and post assignment, and looking at slideshow design and tutorials, then practice with my photos and sound file, and try embedding a test in your blog. A reminder that we will be in lab in Holroyd [...]

March 27

First, a quick issue to discuss: LA Times earthquake story written by a bot

Then the agenda:

return and discussion of three assignments: inforgr.am; nutrition labels; audio
assignment of teams for the final video project (and any other planning or sharing as you see fit); you will still be doing individual slide shows (let me know if you [...]

Nutrition (and assignment) heads-up

 

Do calories really count?

I’ll post a full schedule tomorrow, but for now, you should start following the story about new nutrition labels being proposed by the White House Thursday.

This is part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, which you should be following for your blog. So keep an eye and an ear out—you will [...]

Feb. 20-I

Hope you all enjoyed the storm—19 inches in Allentown in two days.

The plan, then, is to

discuss the Patch post (see Feb. 13);
blast ahead with the audio assignment (see Assignments page). It will still be due at the end of the day next week, Feb. 27, so we don’t extend over spring break. As always, I [...]

February 13

As outlined in an email today, if we are canceled you will still

check the course blog; read article on Patch.com

Patch, formerly of AOL

be sure you have finished and FTPed the HTML/CSS and PHP files and linked to them on your Other page (see revised instructions Jan. 30 Part II post)
finish your farm bill/SNAP 200-word [...]

Feb. 6

Agenda for this week:

finish the HTML/CSS/PHP and FTP them to a page (e.g. Other or Tech Stuff); be sure these are up by next week, Feb. 13
hand back and go over Tom Wingert posts; note lessons for later
get a handout on AP style for subsequent blog posts;
assign another post on issues connected to nutrition looking [...]

Jan. 30 Part II

First the overview:

 

there’s a visit from Mary Kay Meeks, executive director of Face to Face next Tuesday, Feb. 4 12:30 in the Dunleavy Room (Union); you are welcome to come, shoot some photos/video
all blogs are up on the sidebar
look at the items to check in Part I below
check in on the photo assignment and blog [...]

January 23

OK—hope you all survived the snow.

The agenda for tonight:

be sure I have the URL for your blog so I can post them in the sidebar
go over the basics of your blog to be sure it’s up: Title, tagline, first post, About page, your profile/photo, did you use categories and tags for your post; refer back [...]

January 16: Week 1

Each week there will be a post or two that will make up our schedule for the classes. Blogs, of course, add the most recent post to the top, so take a look at the date of posting to find the post to start with.

Today, we are going to:

talk a bit about blogs and online [...]

May Day

OK. There are a few items left to clear up, and then time if you need to get with your group. These will be:

make sure you’ve done the online evaluations
get your slideshows back and think about some lessons and the handout I gave for the final videos
give you the group evaluation forms for the videos [...]

April 24

OK—the final assignment is up on the Assignments page, and it also links to a rubric that will be used in grading the video component. We’ll take a look at those two documents.

Then it’s last call for slideshows (three people), with some time at the end to resolve those, as well as to allow for [...]

April 15

Transition day, of a sort—hope it’s not too taxing.

Here’s the plan

Update on Soundslides project; please make a note to bring all of your photos to class Wednesday so I can get them on a USB (also final audio MP3 if possible)
Reporting plans back, with discussion of Fresh Grocer issues. In continuation of that discussion see [...]

April 10

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. [...]

April 8

Big day (aren’t they all?).  Three main areas to address:

Slideshows—status of content, work on Soundslides on laying out slideshow and Export to Web (see March 18 post)
Issues related to press conference Wednesday with Jule Ann Henstenburg, director of La Salle’s Nutrition Program (plan on one person in your group doing a video; check in Olney [...]