Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

Final Audio Assignment

This, your second audio story, is the first “reporting” for the class.

  1. Ashley : Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
  2. Bryden : PostSecret Comes To Campus
  3. David : Mr Gyros
  4. Graham : Celebrity Auction
  5. Jeremy : Trivia Night
  6. John H : Pike Place Market
  7. John M : New Hire At Boeing
  8. Josh : Medical Marijuana
  9. Ian : Refueling While Texting
  10. Kanny : UW International Students
  11. Kris :
  12. Marci : Royal Wedding 
  13. Marcy : Royal Wedding
  14. Mia :  Urban Hiking
  15. Nicole :
  16. Preet :
  17. Raanan :
  18. Reed : Firefighting’s Emotional Toll
  19. Rowdy : Heat Outage
  20. Sarah : Childhood Obesity
  21. Shane :
  22. Sommer : Dealin’
  23. Stephanie : Kim Kardashian
Grading (Final Audio – 65)
  • 10 points – content is coherent and interesting
  • 10 points – the story can stand alone (it does not need text or images to make sense)
  • 5 points – acceptable volume and sound clarity (not tinny, not muddy, not echo-y)
  • 5 points – content includes clear, complete ID of interviewee
  • 4 points – sound used to set scene
  • 4 points – no distracting background noises
  • 3 points – cuts are smooth, not jarring; pauses are not cut too short
  • 3 points – MP3 is mono, 44.1 kHz
  • 2 points – correct length
  • 2 points – there are at least two voices (yours and an interviewee)
  • 2 points – content includes a clear, complete self-ID to begin or end the story (for example, “My name is Jack Jones, and I’m a senior at UW”)

Other:

  • 5 points – blog post due noon on Wednesday
  • 5 points – promotion/announce blog post (both sites) has compelling headline, overview and embedded sound file
  • 5 points – tweet promoting blog post is compelling, timely and contains course hashtag
  • 5 points – news value (bonus points)
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