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Week #13 To-Do List

Live Tweet Wednesday’s Chats

  • First up on Wednesday will be Mike Castellucci (@MikeCastellucci). He’s a real innovator when it comes to the use of mobile devices for storytelling. He created  series of half-hour TV specials that are shot using only an iPhone. He’s won an Edward R. Murrow Award and several Emmys for the series.
  • Then we’ll chat with IC journalism alumna Christine Loman (@ChristineLoman), who recently began a gig managing social media at The Washington Post.

Final Multimedia Story

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

Website story due by end of class Friday, April 27:

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using your mobile device (you choose the video app) embedded in the story.

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Week #12 To-Do List

For Wednesday’s Class

  • Post your story to Ithaca Week after making any edits that I recommended.
  • Pitch story ideas. Reminder: at least two of your four stories were supposed to be beat related.

For Friday’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. Now is a good time to revisit and polish your website and social media accounts.
  • Tweet two items from Chapter 8 that you found interesting/useful. Use #ICParkSM.
  • Amber Smith (@AmberSmith1011), digital director for Gray Television stations in Nebraska, will chat with us Friday. Check out her Q&A in Chapter 8! I’ve asked her to do an audit of some of your social media profiles, just as she would if you were to apply for a job or internship at one of her stations. We’ll pick names at random.

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To-Do List #11

By the end of class Friday 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 the end of Friday’s class. I will let you know in my feedback if you should post your story to Ithaca Week:

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the LumaFusion app and embedded in the story. Please check my FB post from last week to get your code to access LumaFusion at no-cost.

Social Media

Remember that you are creating your own social media to-do list this week. Pick two social platforms to report across, and let’s keep optimizing those posts! These items must be spread out during the reporting process and completed by the end of class on Friday, April 13. You’ll once again create a Wakelet with these items.

To-Do List #10

**If I give you the approval to post your story to Ithaca Week, please do so ASAP in order for our social team to share those.

Due by Saturday at 11:59 p.m.:

  • Two blog posts related to your beat. Share from your professional Facebook page and Twitter.
  • Create a Twitter Moment about the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.  I’ll create a post on Facebook page where you can submit your link. I’ll be in Memphis with a team of students to cover the events for NPR. You could integrate some of our content on Twitter.
  • Revisit your analytics using the analytics log sheet 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.
  • Email to me your story pitches and how you will use two social media platforms while reporting. Yes, you’re creating your own social media to-do list. Please give me specifics.
  • In addition to 2-3 photos taken with a mobile device and the text of the story with a mobile-friendly layout, your video must be produced using the LumaFusion app. See my post on our FB page to get your code to download the app for free ($20 value). This the most high-end mobile app for video that I’ve come across. I didn’t use it in past years because of the cost, but I was recently able to get access at no-cost.  Check out this post about how two filmmakers used LumaFusion to produce a documentary.

To-Do List #9

Reminders

  • Live tweet this using #ICParkSM: We’ll chat for part of Wednesday’s class with Allie Healy (@allieehealyy), an alumna of the IC journalism department and #ICParkSM. Allie has worked in various roles at Advance Media New York since she graduated in 2014. She just began her new gig as social media lead at Syracuse.com, a role that was previously occupied by another alumna, Christine Loman, who recently joined the social media team at The Washington Post.
  • In class, we’ll revisit your analytics using the analytics log sheet 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.

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To-Do List #8

*If I gave you the go-ahead to post your last story to Ithaca Week, please do so before Wednesday’s class.

*No specific requirements related to your social media activity this week, but you should continue to share meaningful content and engage on your social media platforms. Pay particular attention to Facebook (some of you have neglected to share content on your professional Facebook page).

For Wednesday’s Class

  • Pitch three story ideas.

For Friday’s Class

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To-Do List #7

By the end of class Friday 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 Friday’s class. I will let you know in my feedback if you should post your story to Ithaca Week:

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using your mobile device and embedded in the story. You choose the video app this time.

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To-Do List #6

Reminder: be ready to pitch three story ideas during Wednesday’s class.

Complete the following items by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, March 3:

  • Two blog posts related to your beat. Share blog entries to Twitter and your professional Facebook page.
  • 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.
  • Also, I would 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

By midnight Friday upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

Multimedia Story #1

(All of these items will be published together on your website by midnight Friday. After I grade each story, I will let you know if your story should also be published to Ithaca Week)

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device. Remember to caption all photos in your story.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using the iMovie mobile app and embedded in your article.

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To-Do List #4

I’ve decided to not have you write blog posts this week. Instead, I want you to focus on your first story and the items below.

For Wednesday

  • Be ready to pitch three story ideas for the first multimedia package. Remember, at least two of your four stories this semester must be related to your beat. And these stories should be relevant to the Central New York community, not just Ithaca College.
  • If you have yet to do so, pick a classmate and week to present a Teaching Moment.

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