Schedule

MCOM 407 Multimedia Reporting Capstone, Spring 2017
Dr. Stacy Spaulding | Office hoursContact Info | Syllabus | Blackboard
MCOM 407.001 | T 12:30-3:10 p.m. | VB 209
MCOM 407/507.180 | W 6:30-9:10 p.m. | MC 100

Abbreviated project timeline

Feb. 28/March 1: Story brief / story pitch conference with professor
March 14/15: Rough draft peer review
April 4/5: Multimedia draft peer review
April 11/12: Final draft conference with professor
April 18/19: Final draft peer review
April 25/26: Multimedia & pages conference with professor
May 2/3: Multimedia & pages peer review
May 9/10: Final site peer review & “Best of Semester” awards nomination
Final Exam week: “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 | Jan. 31/Feb. 1 | Introductions

Week 2 | Feb. 7/8 | 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 | Feb. 14/15 | Story Structure: Metal Men

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

Week 4 | Feb. 21/22 | Story Structure: long scrolls & anecdote/reflection

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

Week 5 | Feb. 28/March 1 | Story conferences

 Week 6 | March 7/8 | Interviewing

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

Week 7 | March 14/15 | Rough draft Peer review

  • Due: ROUGH DRAFT uploaded to week 7 journal and printed for class
  • Class discussion: Guest speakers. Tuesday: Ron Cassie, Wednesday: TBA | Peer Review

Spring Break | March 21/22 | No class

Week 8 | March 28/29 | Composition & Sequencing

  • Due: Week 8 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Camera basics & Lynda setup

Week 9 | April 4/5 | Plus ones and multimedia draft peer review

  • Due: MULTIMEDIA DRAFT due in week 9 reading & homework journal
  • Discussion: Peer review, plus one tools, leads & nutgrafs

Week 10 | April 11/12 | Final draft conferences

Week 11 | April 18/19 | Final draft peer review

  • Due: FINAL DRAFT due in week 11 journal and printed for class
  • Discussion: Peer review, pages/headlines/cutlines, final exam survey

Week 12 | April 25/26 | Multimedia conferences

Week 13 | May 2/3 | Peer review: Multimedia

  • Due: PUBLISHED LINK due in week 13 journal
  • Discussion: Peer review, pages/headlines/cutlines, final exam survey

Week 14 | May 9/10 | Final site review

  • Due: FINAL PUBLISHED LINK due in week 14 journal
  • Class discussion: Final site review, Best of Semester nominations

Week 15 | May 16 | TBA

Week 16 | TBA | Final Exam

  • Best of Semester Awards | Time TBA | Greene Turtle roof deck | Judges: John Kirch, others TBA

 

Multimedia case study