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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.




Here’s a quick Storify on the earthquake in Nepal. It’s all drag-and-drop, but you have to go through each possible source to get the content (icons in top right). For some quick tips here’s what journalism profs have been doing, and a Storify on how to Storify. Note mention of verifying—you might end up going […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ONA 2010

At the end of October I spent three days at the Online News Association conference in DC. A lot of the presentations are on their site. It’s a big event—about 1,200 people—with a professional focus but also a strong academic contingent. I went there to get a sense of the field—which is vibrant—but also […]

Data visualization

David McCandless gave this TED talk recently. Some of it is stuff anyone can do with numbers and a bit of Photoshop skills, such as the Billion Dollar-o-Gram—some took a lot of crunching and programming, such as the organic supplements graphic, which took a month to create a two-page image.

There’s a good writeup at […]

Maps, mashups

We will return to the Feb. 17th post for our quick visit to Google. At the end of that we will create a map and post it to your Notes page. Get at least 8 pushpins/locations.

Then we will do another Google map from an Excel spreadsheet that is here. Your example should look like […]