Schedule

MCOM 407 Multimedia Reporting Capstone, Fall 2016
Dr. Stacy Spaulding | Office hoursContact Info | Syllabus | Blackboard
MCOM 407.001 | T/R 3:30-4:45 p.m. | VB 209

Week 1 | Aug. 30/Sept. 1 | Creativity as Craft

Week 2 | Sept. 6/8 | Story Structure & Metal Men

  • Homework due Tuesday: Week 2 readings: Story Craft Ch. 12 Explanatory Reporting & Metal Men, Week 2 journal
  • Tuesday in-class discussion: Explanatory Reporting & Metal Men
  • Homework due Thursday: Week 2/3 Journal for those meeting with me Sept. 8
  • Thursday: No class. Individual conferences over topic proposals held Sept. 8 & Sept. 15 Sign up for your conference here.

Week 3 | Sept. 13/15 | Story structure case study & Topic conferences

  • Homework due Tuesday: Story Structure case study & Week 3 journal
  • Tuesday in-class discussion: Story Structure case study
  • Homework due Thursday: Week 2/3 Journal for those meeting with me Sept. 15
  • Homework due Thursday: No class. Individual conferences over topic proposals held Sept. 8 & Sept. 15 Sign up for your conference here.

Week 4 | Sept. 20/22 | Interviewing

Week 5 | Sept. 27/29 | Mini story & conferences

 Week 6 | Oct. 4/6 | Multimedia case study/sequences & conferences

Week 7 | Oct. 11/13 | Shooting basics

  • Homework due Thursday: None–work on that rough draft
  • Thursday class: No class.

Week 8 | Oct. 18/20 | Plus ones case study

Week 9 | Oct. 25/27 | Peer review

  • Homework due Tuesday: Keep writing
  • Tuesday class: Peer Review
  • Homework due Thursday: Media Storm online training quizzes due by class time Thursday
  • Thursday class: Leads & Nutgrafs | Grammar/Punctuation/Style Review

Week 10 | Oct. Nov. 1/3 | Final draft conferences

Week 11 | Nov. 8/10 | Final draft & peer review

  • Turn in a hard copy of your final draft, with the cover sheet, on your assigned date by 1:45 p.m.
  • Attend class (attendance mandatory) on your assigned date and participate in peer review.
  • Upload your final draft to the week 11 Journal by noon Friday. This is where I’ll record my comments on your work.
  • Fill out the Final Exam Survey. You’ll find it in Blackboard, in the left navigation panel under announcements. We’ll talk more about our final exam period in class.

Week 12 | Nov. 15/17 | Multimedia conferences

Week 13 | Nov. 22 | Multimedia conferences

Week 14 | Nov. 29/Dec. 1 | Multimedia review

  • Reading & homework journal: Week 14 journal, site finished & published
  • Tuesday class: Formal peer review of multimedia and plus ones
  • Thursday class: Multimedia review handed back | grade discussion
  • Homework for Dec. 6: final site/story/multimedia edits

Week 15 | Dec. 6/8 | Final site review

  • Tuesday class: Final site review
  • Thursday class: Final site review handed back | grade discussion | Best of Semester nominations

Week 16 | Monday Dec. 19, 4-6 p.m.| Final Exam

  • Best of Semester Awards | Monday Dec. 19, 4-6 p.m.| Greene Turtle roof deck | Judges: Jenny Atwater, Sandy Nichols, WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns, Afro American Editor Kamau High.