Final To-Do List

**Story pitches Monday**

By Wednesday, Dec. 1

  • Read chapter 10: Mobile and Social Media in Your Career

Due by end of class, Monday, Dec. 6

Upload the story submission document to Canvas. 

Multimedia Story #5

All of these items will be published together on your website by the end of class Wednesday. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.)
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app and embedded in your story.

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To-Do List #12

Tomorrow

We will chat with two news directors tomorrow. There are Q&As in the second edition of my book with both Vicki and Melissa.

Due by end of class, Wednesday, Nov. 10

Upload the story submission document to Canvas. 

Multimedia Story #4

All of these items will be published together on your website by the end of class Wednesday. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.)
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app and embedded in your story.

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To-Do List #11

**Reminder: Story pitches on Monday. Please come with three ideas.

Due Midnight, Saturday, Nov. 6

  • One blog post related to your beat.
  • The second post must focus on the topic of misinformation and disinformation. Address these questions:
    — How would you define fake news? Do you agree or disagree with the definitions included in the chapter?
    — What responsibility should tech companies assume in fighting the spread of disinformation and misinformation?
    — To what extent are they to blame for the proliferation of it?
    — How do we combat the issue? What role should journalists play in fighting fake news?
  • Share both blog entries to Twitter, professional Facebook page, and LinkedIn.

Due by end of class, Wednesday, Nov. 10

Upload the story submission document to Canvas. 

Multimedia Story #4

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To-Do List #10

Due end of class, Wednesday, Oct. 27

Upload the story submission document to the Canvas. 

Multimedia Story #3

All of these items will be published together on your website by the end of class Wednesday. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.)
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app and embedded in your story.
 Social Media
  • Instagram Story: Produce an Instagram story while you’re reporting. The story must have a minimum of eight tappable elements. Keep in mind the best practices we reviewed in class and that are outlined in this guide and Chapter 5. How will you submit this to me? You can email me the file, or make your story a highlight on your IG page and email me the link.
  • U-Pick: Choose one other social media platform to report across. Remember to optimize, optimize, optimize. You will be graded on how well you optimize your storytelling on the platform. Keep the social media optimization (SMO) tips in mind that we’ve discussed (also outlined in Chapter 6).

Through End of Semester

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To-Do List #9

For Monday, Oct. 25

Due end of class, Wednesday, Oct. 27

Upload the story submission document to the Canvas. 

Multimedia Story #3

All of these items will be published together on your website by the end of class Wednesday. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.)
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app and embedded in your story.
 Social Media
  • Instagram Story: Produce an Instagram story while you’re reporting. The story must have a minimum of eight tappable elements. Keep in mind the best practices we reviewed in class and that are outlined in this guide and Chapter 5. How will you submit this to me? You can email me the file, or make your story a highlight on your IG page and email me the link.
  • U-Pick: Choose one other social media platform to report across. Remember to optimize, optimize, optimize. You will be graded on how well you optimize your storytelling on the platform. Keep the social media optimization (SMO) tips in mind that we’ve discussed (also outlined in Chapter 6).

Through End of Semester

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To-Do List #8

By Midnight Saturday, Oct. 16

  • Blogging your beat: Two posts related to your beat. Share both blog entries via Twitter, your professional FB page, and LinkedIn. Think of how you can optimize these posts.
  • Tweeting your beat: Tweet at least 8-10 times about your beat. This can include retweets, but I recommend providing context when you re-tweet something. You should be re-tweeting, replying , and using hashtags on a regular basis—important for engagement. You do not have to use #ICParkSM for these items. Don’t forget to check your beat-related Twitter list! Also, I recommend building your “following” by routinely following others who will provide you with valuable content and by sharing as well as liking their content.

By Class Monday, Oct. 18

  • Read: Chapter 8: Social Media Ethics and Policies
  • Story pitches: Come to class with three story ideas. Remember that two of the four stories you produce this semester must be related to your beat.

To-Do List #7

Due by end of class, Wednesday, Oct. 6

By the end of class, upload the story submission document to Canvas. 

Multimedia Story #2

All of these items will be published together on your website. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.)
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app and embedded in your story.

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To-Do List #6

Reminder: We’ll have a pitch session during class tomorrow. Come with three story ideas. At least two out of your four stories this semester must be beat related. 

By Midnight Saturday, Oct. 2

  • Blogging your beat: Two posts related to your beat. Share both blog entries via Twitter, your professional FB page, and LinkedIn. Think of how you can optimize these posts.
  • Tweeting your beat: Tweet at least 8-10 times about your beat. This can include retweets, but I recommend providing context when you re-tweet something. You should be re-tweeting, replying , and using hashtags on a regular basis—important for engagement. You do not have to use #ICParkSM for these items. Don’t forget to check your beat-related Twitter list! Also, I recommend building your “following” by routinely following others who will provide you with valuable content and by sharing as well as liking their content. (Tips from NPR: Get a Twitter habit: 5 things to do every day until it sticks)

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To-Do List #5

Scroll down to bottom to view what’s due next Monday, Sept. 27

Due by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

Upload the story submission document to Canvas. View grading criteria.

Multimedia Story #1

All of these items will be published together on your website by 9 p.m. Wednesday. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images taken with your mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app. Upload the finished video to your YouTube channel and then embedded in your story.

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