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 & conferences

Week 7 | Oct. 11/13 | Sequences

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

Week 8 | Oct. 18/20 | Plus ones case study & Rough draft peer review

  • Homework due Tuesday: Plus Ones case study, Week 8 journal
  • Tuesday classStory design & tools, Story rubrics
  • Homework due Thursday: Rough draft of story, printed and stapled.
  • Thursday class: Peer Review

Week 9 | Oct. 25/27 | Plus Ones & Story pages

  • Homework due Tuesday: Keep writing, Media Storm online training quizzes due
  • Tuesday class: Leads & Nutgrafs | Grammar/Punctuation/Style Review
  • Homework due Thursday: Keep writing.
  • Thursday class: Final draft conferences. Schedule and attend a conference with me to go over your final draft. Print and bring your final draft.

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

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

  • Homework due Tuesday: Final draft due. 1) Upload to Week 11 journal, 2) Print, staple and bring to class. Be sure to bring your rough draft peer review.

Week 12 | Nov. 15/17 | Multimedia conferences

Week 13 | Nov. 22 | Multimedia conferences

Week 14 | Nov. 29/Dec. 1 | Multimedia final draft & peer review

  • Reading & homework journal: Week 14 journal, site finished & published
  • Class discussion & lab: Class survey | Formal peer review of multimedia and plus ones
  • Homework due Thursday: Make final revisions for final site review
  • Thursday class: TBA

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

  • Tuesday class: Final site review | Best in class award nominations
  • Thursday class: TBA

Week 16 | TBA | Final Exam

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