Assignment 2: “On the Street”

Due Mon., Nov. 7  
Worth 15 points. No late work accepted.

Groups:
-Justin & Kenny: What was the last thing you regretted saying to someone?

-Michelle & Jenna: If you could travel back in time and give advice to your high school self what would it be and why?

-Alyssa & Ay-yana: What was the worst date you’ve ever been on?

-Kelley & Jasmine: If you could pick anyone to be president who would you choose?

-Lucia & Jake: What would you do if you won the Powerball?

-Kyle & Brian: If you could relive one day in your life which day would it be and why?

-Morgan & Steve: If you could have majored in any other subject what would it be and why?

Inspiration:

Being 12 (WNYC series)

Fifty People, One Question: New Orleans
What do you know about Pope Francis and his trip to Philly? (Billy Penn)Goals:

-To apply an innovative “digital-first” approach to traditional person on the street reporting
-To improve video shooting and editing skills
-To create a video with attention to an online audience
-To work with another person to report and produce news content

Assignment Requirements:
-A compelling, newsworthy question (must be approved ahead of time).
-Interviews must be conducted with at least eight (8) people; subjects should be diverse.
-Full names, ages, and occupation for each source required.
-Interviews should be edited into a compelling web-specific video.

Grading:

Writing (2 points)
-Compelling, descriptive headline with key words
-Introductory text provides necessary context
-Full names, ages, and occupation of sources identified in appropriate location

Visual (3 points)
-Clean, compelling and well-framed visual of interview subjects

Audio (3 points)
-Clean, clear sound of interview subjects

Editing (3 points)
-Interviews edited in a clear, compelling manner with attention to digital audience

Content (4 points)
-On the street package provides content that is newsworthy, compelling, thought-provoking and/or fun to watch. (One way to measure this: Is this something you would share on social media with others?)

How to Post Your Assignment:

  1. Export your video and post it to a public YouTube or Vimeo account. (For instructions,see Final Cut Pro X tutorial.)
  2. Export a still image from your video. (For instructions, see Final Cut Pro X tutorial.)
  3. Create a post on ru0j2roughdraft.worpress.com.
  4. Embed your video in the post.
  5. Write a compelling headline that is clear, descriptive and uses key words.
  6. Write introductory text that provides necessary context for the video. Full names, ages, and occupation are required for each source in your video. If they are not included in the video using lower-thirds, then you must put them in the text of the post.
  7. Include bylines for each member of your team.
  8. Upload your still image as a featured image to the post.
  9. Publish it.

 

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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