MCOM 407/507 Multimedia Reporting Capstone

Multimedia Reporting Capstone
Fall 2014 | Syllabus | Blackboard
Dr. Stacy Spaulding | Office hours | Contact Info
MCOM 407/507.001 | Mondays, 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m. | VB 209
MCOM 407/507.002 | Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m. | VB 207

Aug. 27-Sept. 5 | Introductions

One-on-one conference with the professor

  • Homework journal: 1) What’s the best piece of journalism (story/audio/video/photo) you’ve ever seen? What made you say, “Wow, I wish I’d made that” ? 2) What’s the best piece of journalism you’ve ever produced? Tell me about it, and provide a link. 3) What are the stories you dream of covering?
  • Make an appointment with me online through the scheduler on my office hours page to meet between Aug. 27 & Sept. 5. (If none of these hours work for you, email me with a few alternate times you can meet.)

Sept. 8/9 | On creativity

Sept. 15/16 | Structure

  • Homework journals: 1) Individually: Metal Men & Story Craft ch. 12, and 2) As a group: Why’s this so good? #2 | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Outlining Metal Men | Group presentations due for Why’s this so good? Part 2: Long-scroll journalism | Story rubric discussion | Capstone project ideas

Sept. 22/23 | Conferences

  • Homework journal: Story memo | Questions TBA
  • One-on-one professor conferences: The first digression & nut graf

Sept. 29/30 | Interviewing

Oct. 6/7 | Lab review

  • Homework journal: Reporting reflection | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Digression lab & non-graded peer review

Oct. 13/14 | Lab review

  • Homework journal: Reporting reflection | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Narrative lab & non-graded peer review

Oct. 20/21 | Story final review

Oct. 27/28 | Visuals

  • Homework journal: 1) Individually: MediaStorm 101: Reporting Track and 2) As a group: Why’s this so good? #3 | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Why’s this so good? group presentations | Photo rubric discussion |

Nov. 3/4 | | Lab review

  • Homework journal: MediaStorm 101: Post-Production Track | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion:  In-class journal TBA | Non-graded peer review | Three picture assignment

Nov. 10/11 | Visuals final review

  • Homework journal: List two techniques from the MediaStorm training that you implemented. Did they work? Why or why not? What will you differently next time?
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Graded peer review | Building your plus-ones

Nov. 17/18 | Plus ones

  • Homework journal: 1) As a group Why’s this so good? #4 | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Group presentations Why’s this so good? #4 | Plus one rubric discussion | Plus one brainstorming

Nov. 24/25 | Lab review

  • Homework journal: Reporting reflection | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Multimedia lab & non-graded peer review

Dec. 1/2 | Plus one final review

  • Homework journal: Multimedia reflection | Questions TBA
  • In-class discussion: In-class journal TBA | Graded peer review | Overall site review rubric discussion

Dec. 8/9 | Final site review

  • Homework journal: Informal capstone reflection
  • In-class discussion: Your one thing | Graded overall site review

Final Exam

  • Best of Semester Awards | Time & Location TBD