Monthly Archives: March 2016

Week #10 To-Do List

Below are the items you’re required to share while producing your third story. They must be completed by the time you submit your story on Friday, April 1

  • 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 to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
  • Two photos: share to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.

Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday April 2:

  • Create a Storify with the items mentioned above. Submit the Storify link to the appropriate thread on our Facebook page.

Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday April 16:

  • 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 four 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.

Week #9 To-Do List

Welcome back from spring break! Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday March 26:

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Week #7 To-Do List

Below are the items you’re required to share while producing your second story. These must be spread out during the newsgathering and production process. They must be completed by Friday, March 11.

  • 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.
  • Produce a Snapchat Story while you’re reporting! Make sure to save the Story to your camera roll. You will submit this video to me. While producing the Snapchat Story, you must cross promote at least once on Twitter and your professional Facebook page. I highly recommend following news outlets on Snapchat in order to see how they’re using this platform. NBC News does a fantastic job producing engaging Snapchat content.
  • Two photos: share to Twitter and your professional Facebook page

Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday March 12:

  • Upload your Snapchat Story to the Forums section of Sakai.
  • Create a Storify with the other items mentioned above, including your cross-promotion of Snapchat. Submit the Storify link to the Forums section of Sakai.
  • Sign up for a live blogging shift for Ed Tech Day.
  • Complete the analytics log sheet.