To-Do List #13

We’re in the homestretch. Reminder: story idea pitches tomorrow. 

Due  Midnight Saturday, Dec. 5

  • 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.

For Class Monday, Dec. 7

  • Read chapter 8: Mobile and Social Media In Your Career

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To-Do List #11

Through End of Semester

  • Analytics: Visit your analytics, using the analytics worksheet as a guide. (Note: If you use Wix for your website, you have to install the app called Visitor Analytics.) You should jot down a few notes about your analytics once a week from now until the end of the semester.
  • Your analytics will be part of your end-of-the semester reflection due the final week of classes.

Due 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

Upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

Multimedia Story #4

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 (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.).
  • 2-3 images ideally taken with your mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) embedded in your story. Upload to YouTube first and then embed in your story.

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To-Do List #10

For Class Monday, Nov. 9

Through End of Semester

  • Analytics: Visit your analytics, using the analytics worksheet as a guide. (Note: If you use Wix for your website, you have to install the app called Visitor Analytics.) You should jot down a few notes about your analytics once a week from now until the end of the semester.
  • Your analytics will be part of your end-of-the semester reflection due the final week of classes.

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To-Do List #9

Due 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

Upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

Multimedia Story #3

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 (subheadings, bullet points, key points, pull-quotes, etc.).
  • 2-3 images ideally taken with your mobile device. Remember to caption all photos.
  • Video (1-1:30) embedded in your story. Upload to YouTube first and then embed in your story.

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To-Do List #8

Reminder: We’ll have a pitch session during class tomorrow. Come with three election-related story  ideas. If you have not yet signed up for an Election Day shift, please do so ASAP. Link to Google document can be found in our FB group. 

Through End of Semester

  • Analytics: Visit your analytics, using the analytics worksheet as a guide. (Note: If you use Wix for your website, you have to install the app called Visitor Analytics.) You should jot down a few notes about your analytics once a week from now until the end of the semester.
  • Your analytics will be part of your end-of-the semester reflection due the final week of classes.

Due 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

Upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

Multimedia Story #3

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. Continue reading To-Do List #8

To-Do List #7

Due 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21

Upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

Multimedia Story #2

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 ideally 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.
Social Media 

These items must be spread out during the reporting process and completed by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Create a Wakelet with the items mentioned below. This is how I will evaluate and grade your social media engagement for your story. Continue reading To-Do List #7

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. 

Due Midnight Saturday, Oct. 17

  • 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 about your beat—let’s say 8-10 times. This can include your blog posts and retweets. I recommend providing context when you retweet something. You should be retweeting, 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

Due by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7

Upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 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. We’ll review these details in class.

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images ideally 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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To-Do List #4

Check the Gradebook section of our course Sakai page to view my comments about your blog posts. They will be posted within a day. 

Story Ideas Reminder

  • Three story ideas: We’ll have a pitch session during class Monday. Remember that at least two out of your four stories this semester must be beat related.

For Monday, Oct. 5

  • Readings: Read all of Chapter 5 and pages 123-134 of Chapter 6.
  • Teaching Moment: Sign up for a Teaching Moment session. Choose a week to present. You can work in teams of two or fly solo.

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