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About Anthony Adornato

Anthony Adornato is an associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. Adornato specializes in teaching and researching mobile and social media journalism.

Final To-Do List

Due by Friday, May 3

  • Social Media Reflection: Email to me a one-page (single-spaced) memo reflecting on your social media activity (follow these instructions). Your reflection must include a discussion of what you learned from your analytics (see analytics log sheet).
  • I’ll also do a final review of your social media and website in the coming weeks, so now is the time to give some TLC to those sites. I’ll write my feedback in the Gradebook section of Sakai.
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To-Do List #13

For Wednesday’s Class

  • Read Chapter 8: Mobile and Social Media In Your Career. With the semester winding down, I want to shift our focus back to how we began this semester: building your brand online. This chapter also gives advice related to the job hunt.

Due Friday, April 26 by MIDNIGHT

Post to Sakai a link to your completed story submission document.

Multimedia Story #5

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 your mobile device (you choose the video app) embedded in the story.

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To-Do List #12

For Wednesday’s Class

  • If I asked to see revisions to your story, please email me when those are complete.
  • Three story ideas. If at least two of your previous stories were not beat related, then this one must be.
  • We’re talking fake news this week. Be prepared to discuss the topic. View:
  1. The Rise and Rise of Fake News
  2. Fake News Fooling Millions
  3. 5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
  4. Italians can now report fake news to the police. Here’s why that’s problematic.
  5. TV anchors decrying ‘fake’ news puts spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast Group

Due Saturday at Midnight

  • One blog related to your beat.
  • A second post should focus on the topic of fake news and the spread of misinformation online. Address these questions:  How would you define fake news? What role/responsibility do social media companies have in fighting the spread of misinformation? Are these companies to blame for the proliferation of fake news? How do we combat the issue? What role should journalists’ play in fighting fake news?
  • Share both blog entries to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
  • Reminder: 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 portfolio assignment due the final week of classes.

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To-Do List #10

For Wednesday’s Class

Due Saturday at Midnight

  • Two blog posts related to your beat. Share blog entries to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
  • Remember to continue sharing content related to your beat and other professional work outside of this class.
  • Reminder: 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 portfolio assignment due the final week of classes.

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To-Do List #9

Reminders

  • Check the Gradebook section of Sakai to see my succinct comments about your websites and social media platforms. I reviewed them during spring break, and will do so again at the end of the semester. Some of you need to give some  TLC to your website and step up your game when it comes to sharing across social. Let’s finish the semester strong!
  • Issues with a story falling through? Let me know.
  • 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 portfolio assignment due the final week of classes.

Due Friday, March 29

By the end of class, post to Sakai a link to your completed story submission document.

Multimedia Story #3

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 your mobile device (you choose the video app) embedded in the story.

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To-Do List #8

Wednesday

  • Come to class with three story ideas. Reminder: two out of your four stories this semester must be related to your beat

Ed Tech Day Coverage, Thursday

  • Be certain that you are signed up for a shift. Review Google document with all the details of our coverage. Be sure you have done background research about Ed Tech Day and thought about what you might cover/focus on.
  • Best practices: begin your coverage with an initial tweet that explains what you’re covering. Also, in that tweet, you can link back to our Ed Tech Day live blog, @Ithaca Week and @IthacaIT, and include #EdTechDay19.
  • Reminder: this assignment replaces Friday’s class!

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To-Do List #7

For Friday, March 8

By the end of class, 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. 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

For Wednesday

  • Three story ideas. Remember two out of your four stories this semester must be beat related. All stories should be relevant to the Central New York community, not just Ithaca College. Be certain all three ideas have a clear focus and are “doable.”

By Midnight Saturday

  • 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.

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To-Do List #5

For Wednesday:

Multimedia Story #1

By the end of class, upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

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. Whenever you post to Ithaca Week, follow the instructions for posting to Ithaca Week. We’ll review these details in class. Continue reading To-Do List #5