Schedule

MCOM 407 Multimedia Reporting Capstone, Fall 2017
Dr. Stacy Spaulding | Office hoursContact Info | Syllabus | Blackboard
MCOM 407/507.180 | T 5-7:40 p.m. | MC 100

Abbreviated project timeline

Sept. 26: Story brief / story pitch conference with professor (No class)
Oct. 10: Rough draft peer review
Oct. 31: Multimedia draft peer review
Nov. 7: Final draft conference with professor (No class)
Nov. 14: Final draft peer review
Nov. 21: Multimedia & pages conference with professor (No class)
Nov. 28: Multimedia & pages peer review
Dec. 12: Final site peer review & “Best of Semester” awards nomination
Dec. 5: Optional conference (No class)
Dec. 19/Final Exam: “Best of Semester” awards gathering

(These dates also appear in the homework/class discussion schedule below, along with weekly reading/reflection deadlines.)

Homework/class discussion schedule

Week 1 | Aug. 29 | Introductions

Week 2 | Sept. 5 | Steal Like An Artist

  • Due: Week 2 reading & homework journal (all homework journals located on Blackboard)
  • Discussion: The writing process, story ideas, pitches, leads

Week 3 | Sept. 12 | Story Structure: Metal Men

  • Due: Week 3 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Explanatory narrative, part 1

Week 4 | Sept. 19 | Story Structure: long scrolls & anecdote/reflection

  • Due: Week 4 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Explanatory narrative, part 2

Week 5 | Sept. 26 | Story conferences

 Week 6 | Oct. 3 | Interviewing

  • Due: Week 6 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Audio basics

Week 7 | Oct. 10 | Rough draft Peer review

  • Due: ROUGH DRAFT uploaded to week 7 journal and printed for class
  • Class discussion: Peer Review

Week 8 | Oct. 17 | Composition & Sequencing

  • Due: Week 8 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Guest speaker Ron Cassie // Camera basics & Lynda setup
  • “Know your rights: A workshop for organizers, reporters and witnesses of social activism.” Organized by MCCS for communication and journalism students. 7:00 p.m., Potomac Lounge, Thursday Oct. 19

Week 9 | Oct. 24 | NO CLASS — TIME FOR REPORTING

  • Homework due this week: Lynda training and Week 9 journal
  • Homework due next week: Finish your reporting/writing and get started on your multimedia

Week 10 | Oct. 31 | Plus ones and multimedia draft peer review

  • Due: MULTIMEDIA DRAFT due in week 10 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Peer review, plus one tools, leads & nutgrafs

Week 11 | Nov. 7 | Final draft conferences

Week 12 | Nov. 14 | Final draft peer review

  • Due: FINAL DRAFT due in week 12 journal and printed for class
  • Discussion: Peer review, pages/headlines/cutlines, final exam survey

Week 13 | Nov. 21 | Multimedia conferences

Week 14 | Nov. 28 | Peer review: Multimedia

  • Due: PUBLISHED LINK due in week 14 journal
  • Discussion: Peer review, pages/headlines/cutlines, final exam survey

Week 15 | Dec. 5 | Optional Conferences

Week 16 | Dec. 12 | Final site review

  • Due: FINAL PUBLISHED LINK due in week 16 journal
  • Class discussion: Final site review, Best of Semester nominations

FINAL EXAM | Monday, Dec. 18, 4 p.m.

  • Best of Semester Awards | Greene Turtle roof deck | Judges: TBA