Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

Assignment Summary – 10 May 2009

Posts marked with asterisks (**) are exemplary, models for the assignment

Video News Stories – 11 May

  1. Adam
  2. Andrew **
  3. Gwen
  4. Jeff
  5. Michelle
  6. Paul **
  7. Reisha
  8. Ryan
  9. Sarah
  10. Scott **

Soundslides Proof-of-Concept – 8 May

On the “students” page

Reflection on assignment

  1. Adam
  2. Andrew **
  3. Gwen (no reflection)
  4. Jeff
  5. Michelle
  6. Paul **
  7. Reisha (no reflection)
  8. Ryan
  9. Sarah
  10. Scott

Infographics Post

  1. Adam
  2. Andrew
  3. Gwen
  4. Jeff
  5. Michelle
  6. Paul
  7. Reisha
  8. Ryan
  9. Sarah
  10. Scott

Final Audio Project – 29 April

On the “students” page

    Before Class Wednesday 22 April

    Take Aways From Mark’s Book (everyone completed)

    Before Class Monday 20 April

    Assignment for Monday (photos in storytelling)

    1. Adam
    2. Andrew
    3. Gwen – no post
    4. Jeff
    5. Michelle
    6. Paul
    7. Reisha
    8. Ryan
    9. Sarah
    10. Scott
    11. Tara

    Assignment for Monday (audio)

    • Done: Adam, Andrew, Michelle, Paul, Reisha, Scott
    • Two without names (unknown folder)

    Assignment for Friday (audio)

    • Late: Gwen

    Before Class Monday 13 April

    • Create an account at NewsU(niversity)
    • Complete This NewsU Tutorial: Telling Stories With Sound
      You will need to send the “course report” to me – kegill [at] u.washington.edu
      Complete this by 8 am on Monday
    • Blog post with three examples of “good” news site multimedia (stories) and three examples of “bad” news site multimedia. Explain your choices. Categorize post as assignment. Complete this by 8 am on Monday.
    • Four more tweets related to class. Remember your hashtags!
    • Wed in-class assignment: By 8 am Monday, customize your Twitter account (avatar, bio, link to your course blog, change default design theme)

    Multimedia Blog Post (as of 9.15 am 13 April)
    Half reported on sites, not stories, which was “story” not “site.” I said “stories” in class but did not type it in the summary.

    1. Adam (clear criteria in first graph)
      Good: NYT, LAT, AP
      Bad: Seattle Times, CNN, MSNBC
      One story – MSNBC video
    2. Andrew (illustrated – remember to credit copyrighted photos!)
      Good: CNN, BBC, Seattle Times
      Bad: GoogleNews, NYT, USAToday
    3. Gwen: no post
    4. Jeff (email as multimedia)
      Good: NYT, Time (email), ESPN, CNN
      Bad: none
    5. Michelle (explanations for each choice)
      Good: CNN.com, Think.Mtv.com, MSNBC.com
      Bad: Perez Hilton, TheOnion.com, Time.com
    6. Paul (continuum)
      Good to Bad: CNN Pirates, Newsweek gun control, Haute.de pirates, NYT Internet piracy, AP press release, Paul Graham essay
    7. Reisha (explanations for each choice)
      Good: SeattleTimes Photo of the Day, Whole Foods Blog, Man v Food
      Bad: SeattleTimes Katrina, The Stranger Restaurant Guide, AP story
    8. Ryan (very detailed explanations for each choice)
      Good: NPR (audio, Digging for the ‘Prime’ Jewels of Numbers), StarTribune (photo, Capt Phillips Rescued and Safe), CNN (video, Pakistan’s headbangers)
      Bad: CNN (video, Bow or no bow? ), SJMN (multi package, Robert Guerrero fighting against wife’s lukemia), Zonie Report (photo, Rural counties start progressive commuter service)
    9. Sarah (detailed explanation)
      Good: Kitsap Sun, CNN and People Magazine (sites not stories)
      Bad: Channel One news, Fox news and Reddit (sites not stories)
    10. Scott (criteria in first graph)
      Good: Brave New Traveler (photos, video), DigitalJournalist (photo, video – Afghanistan), Interactive Narratives (clips, graphics, images)
      Bad: SeattleTimes (needs photo), NYT (needs interview for emotions), NYT (too complicated)
    11. Tara: no post

    Twitter (profiles, tweets: search #com466, our tweet feed)
    Remember to hashtag (#com466) tweets that are *assignments*

    1. Adam: (no avatar, bio, link – only 2 tweets – not following com466 students
    2. Andrew: yes
    3. Gwen: (no bio, link – only 2 tweets w/out hashtags, not following com466 students)
    4. Jeff: yes (not following com466 students)
    5. Michelle: yes (not following com466 students)
    6. Paul: yes
    7. Reisha: (no avatar, bio, link)
    8. Ryan: (yes – fix contrast)
    9. Sarah: yes
    10. Scott: yes
    11. Tara: yes (fix background)

    NewsU Tutorial

    1. Adam: yes
    2. Andrew: yes
    3. Gwen:
    4. Jeff: yes
    5. Michelle: yes
    6. Paul: yes
    7. Reisha:
    8. Ryan: yes
    9. Sarah: yes
    10. Scott: yes
    11. Tara: yes

    Digital Journalism Resources (for Wed 8 April)

    1. Adam: Google CEO on Future of Journalism, Twitter and Journalism
    2. Andrew: Mindy McAdams on the survival of journalism; Poynter on Twitter and Journalism
    3. Gwen: Newspapers to become nonprofit?, Twitter and Journalism, One Big Mistake
    4. Jeff: Future of Journalism Is Simple, Twitter – The Next NY Times?
    5. Michelle – no posts, no tweets
    6. Paul: A Business Model for Journalism; Tweeting in the newsroom
    7. Reisha: Future of Journalism, Twitter and new journalism
    8. Ryan: Twitter and Journalism
    9. Sarah – no posts, no tweets
    10. Scott: Death of news, Everybody’s doing it (twitter)
    11. Tara – no posts, no tweets

    READING SUMMARY (2, due 6 April)

    1. Adam
    2. Andrew – **
    3. Gwen
    4. Jeff
    5. Michelle – **
    6. Paul – **
    7. Reisha (late)
    8. Ryan – **
    9. Sarah (late)
    10. Scott
    11. Tara

    MEDIA CONSUMPTION SUMMARY (due 5 April)

    1. Adam
    2. Andrew
    3. Gwen (late)
    4. Jeff
    5. Michelle (three daily summaries)
    6. Paul
    7. Reisha (late)
    8. Ryan
    9. Sarah (late)
    10. Scott
    11. Tara (late)

    READING SUMMARY (1, due 1 April)

    1. Adam
    2. Andrew
    3. Gwen
    4. Jeff
    5. Michelle – **
    6. Paul – **
    7. Reisha
    8. Ryan
    9. Sarah
    10. Scott
    11. Tara

    EXPECTATIONS (due 1 April)

    1. Adam
    2. Andrew
    3. Gwen
    4. Jeff
    5. Michelle
    6. Paul
    7. Reisha
    8. Ryan
    9. Sarah
    10. Scott
    11. Tara
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