Week 12—Nov. 21

In Class:
—Answering questions about Issue Story assignment which is due Mon. Dec. 5
Part 3: Assembling an Issue Story
Part 4: How to Post Your Issue Story
Assignment 4: Profile overview
Elements of a great profile

READING:
-For quiz: “Anything Pink Rocks,” A Profile of Jimmy Webb
-Read Tips for making storytelling portraits (NPR)
-Read A handy guide to making awesome photos (NPR)
-Read How to find great pictures for your stories (NPR)
-Read News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology (NiemanLab)
-Read Virtual Reality: A New Way to Tell Stories (NYTimes)
-Read From Mike Oreskes: What We Talk About When We Talk About Virtual Reality(NPR)

-Check out a Google cardboard from me. Download NYTimes Virtual Reality app on your phone. Watch one or more of the following:

  • Smile More
  • 10 Shots Across the Border
  • The Contenders
  • Vigils in Paris
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Week 11 — Nov. 14 & 16

In Class:
Quick review:
Part 2: Reporting an Issue Story
Part 3: Assembling an Issue Story
Part 4: How to Post Your Issue Story
Discuss project with group members and pitch Assignment 3 on Wednesday

Assignment 4: Profile overview
Elements of a great profile
-Assignment 3 group work check in

Assignments:
Assignment 3: Issue Get rolling on Assignment 3. Communicate with your group. Follow your plan for “8. Outline a concrete plan for reporting/assembling content.” You want to have some reporting/interviews accomplished soon. I will check in with each group to see what you have.

-Read Tips for making storytelling portraits (NPR)
-Read A handy guide to making awesome photos (NPR)
-Read How to find great pictures for your stories (NPR)
-Read News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology (NiemanLab)
-Read Virtual Reality: A New Way to Tell Stories (NYTimes)
-Read From Mike Oreskes: What We Talk About When We Talk About Virtual Reality(NPR)

-Check out a Google cardboard from me. Download NYTimes Virtual Reality app on your phone. Watch one or more of the following:

  • Smile More
  • 10 Shots Across the Border
  • The Contenders
  • Vigils in Paris
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Week 10—Nov. 7th & 9th

In Class:
Assignment 2 due Friday, Nov. 11th by 5 p.m.
-Quiz 2 at the start of class Monday
-Assignment 2 questions answered
-Assignment 3: Continue discussion of issue introductory example – Wiped, Flashed, and Rekitted: The International Black Market of Stolen Cell Phones, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Assignment 3: Issue overview
-Issue Story How To:

Assignments:
For Monday read Alcohol’s Hold on Campus (The Chronicle of Higher Education) and explore some of the links at the bottom of the page.

Also, explore each of the following examples from OJA finalist list. You will do a short (5 min) presentation on the one you have been assigned. Worth 5 quiz points.

Work together to do a short presentation of your assigned example. Answer and show us the following:

  • How did they break down this big topic into manageable parts?
  • How did they structure the piece or presentation?
  • What kind of media did they use?
  • What are the most compelling aspects of this piece?
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Week 9 — Oct. 31 & Nov. 2

In Class:
-Monday you will pitch you video project question in class with your partner
-Wednesday will be all time for video project
-Assignment 2 questions answered
-Assignment 3: Issue introductory example – Wiped, Flashed, and Rekitted: The International Black Market of Stolen Cell Phones, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Assignment 3: Issue overview
-Issue Story How To:

Assignments:
For next week, read Alcohol’s Hold on Campus (The Chronicle of Higher Education) and explore some of the links at the bottom of the page.

Also explore each of the following examples from OJA finalist list. You will do a short (5 min) presentation on the one you have been assigned. Worth 5 quiz points.

Work together to do a short presentation of your assigned example. Answer and show us the following:

  • How did they break down this big topic into manageable parts?
  • How did they structure the piece or presentation?
  • What kind of media did they use?
  • What are the most compelling aspects of this piece?
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Open Lab Hours 215

Monday:
8 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
3:30 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Tuesday:
8 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday:
8 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
3:30 p.m. — 4:45  p.m.

Thursday:
8 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Friday:
8 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.

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Sample Student In-Class Video


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/188674711″>Online Journalism 2 Jenn Coulter</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user58240670″>Nick DiUlio</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Week 8 — Oct. 24 & 26

In Class:
Exposition, Anecdote, and Moment of Reflection: Building blocks of multimedia storytelling
—Watch Fifty People, One Question: New Orleans
Online Video Tips and Techniques
“Why Journalism?” in-class video assignment due at the end of class (worth 30 quiz points)
Here’s a previous student’s in-class video. It’s excellent!

Assignments:
—Listen to Invisible Man vs. HawkmanWhat can you learn from this that you can apply to Assignment 2?
Pitch Assignment 2 in class
Assignment 2: On the Street is due Monday, Nov. 7

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