By the end of class on Oct. 10, 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 the end of Wednesday’s class. In my feedback to you, I will let you know if you should publish on Ithaca Week as well. Follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week.
- 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
- At least two 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.
These items must be spread out during the reporting process and completed by the end of class on Oct. 10. You’ll once again create a Wakelet with these items.
You do not have to use #ICParkSM. Remember, posts should be social media optimized: they’ll include @mentions, hashtags, tags, and visuals — items that lead to increased engagement. Also, it’s a good idea to periodically mention you’re covering the story for Ithaca Week by @mentioning in tweets and Facebook posts.
- At least four tweets. Give your audience meaningful info: use quotes from sources, ask a question about the story, provide a behind-the-scenes look. Don’t simply write, “here’s a tease of my story” or “package coming soon.” This is newsroom jargon and doesn’t engage our audiences.
- One video produced with the app of your choice. Share to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
- At least one social media graphic produced with Adobe Spark Post or Canva. Share to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
- I encourage you to experiment with Instagram and Facebook Live during the reporting process. These are not requirements during this reporting round, but will be in the future.
For Monday (10/15)
- Read Chapter 7: Social Media Ethics and Policies.
- Read and be ready to discuss this case study: The Facebook Conundrum: The New Haven Independent and the Annie Le Murder.