A Picture Really Can Tell A Thousand Words
- Analyze photos from The Kentucky Derby (differences between print and screen)
- Introduce infographics
- Twitter discussion
- Group Project Time
- Assignments page updated (also changed points for group/individual projects)
- Student page updated
- Edit “category 1” posts
- Instructional Resources Center (new webpage)
Kentucky Derby Photos
- Print – NYT, color
- Print – ST, black&white
- Online – NYT
- Other examples from Getty Images
Introducing InfoGraphics (some of this will be covered Wednesday)
- Examples – The Best of 2008
- Edward Tufte (“Chart Junk”): Graphics & Web Design Based on Tufte, JunkCharts (blog), Single-Number example, “Analytic Disasters“
- Mashups: SwineFlu
- Twitter visualizations
- Tools (Wordle – demo)
- Who has continued to read/tweet the past 10 days w/out having specific assignments?
- Three observations from using Twitter for five weeks (think-pair-share)
- Assignment for remainder of the quarter (weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10):
* Follow an additional five people each week; blog post by 8 am Monday telling us who, why. Should be *people* not news organizations but can be new media sites like ReadWriteWeb (although you are supposed to already be following RWW). Posts due Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10.
* Post at least five tweets/week that are related to course topics or the future of journalism (tweets due weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 – a week is Sunday-Saturday, for example, Week 6 is 3 May-9May)
Lab for Monday 4 May
- Basic photo editing in Photoshop – optimizing, cropping and resizing photos
- Photoshop workshop – Lesson 4, manipulating images
- Download (right-click-save):boy_dog.psd, moo.psd, boys_fishing.psd
- Photoshop Tips (pdf)
- Crop and resize – make a blog post with resulting cropped images
Group Project Time
- Gwen’s post
- Tara – class drop
Assignment for Wednesday 6 May
- Read: (1) Wikipedia overview, (2) Animated Infographics and Online Storytelling , (3) Understanding the Financial Crisis, (4) Data Visualization and InfoGraphics.
- Resources: SND Tips from Infographics Quick Course At Poynter (pdf)
- Find three examples of infographics that you think are exemplary. Write a blog post that links to each example and explains your reasoning (articles 3 and 4 provide examples of analysis). Do not use Flowing Data to find your graphics!
- Bring 75 photos of RedSquare to class on a USB thumb drive or similar device; exception – bring your laptop and files if you own Photoshop or have downloaded the 30-day trial. If your camera shoots RAW, please convert or bring your laptop with software that can read RAW files.
- By 8 am Wed: blog post with (a) one to two paragraphs with a succinct summary of the visual story [your Red Square interpretation] and explanation your goals; note any reporting/photography challenges and (b) one to two paragraphs explaining how well you met your goals, what you learned doing this project, and what you would do differently if you had a chance to redo this assignment.
- RedSquare SoundSlides project due Fri 8 May by 6 pm. Extra-Credit if you use your own 2 minute audio story.