Below are the items you’re required to share while producing your third story. These must be spread out during the newsgathering and production process. They must be completed by the time you submit your story on Friday, March 28. (You will not receive full credit if you post these items after you’ve completed the story. Remember, we’re subscribing to the concept of “journalism as process.”)
- At least four tweets related to your story. Remember to @mention and use hashtags when possible. The goal is to engage your social media audience. Ideas we’ve discussed: tell them what you’re working on, provide a behind-the-scenes look, ask a question about the story. Give your audience meaningful information.
- Produce one video using the Videolicious app. Upload it to YouTube, and then share on your social media platforms.
- Two Instagram photos: share to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday March 29 :
- Create a Storify with the items mentioned above. Submit the Storify link to the appropriate thread on our Facebook page.
- At least two tweets about Ed Tech Day. Promote our coverage by directing social media followers to our live blog. Use #edtech14.
Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday April 5 :
- Take part in a tweet chat related to either your beat or journalism. Plan accordingly; check the schedule of chats (This is not an exhaustive list. I also recommend doing a Google search to see if there’s a chat related to your beat). This article lists the journalism chats. You must respond to at least two questions asked by the moderator. Engage! Retweet, reply, and follow people you find interesting.
- Create a Storify of the tweet chat, and submit the link to the appropriate thread on our Facebook page.