Tasks to finish the semester

And here is how we will wrap up the semester:

Continue to work on your final projects, if you have not finished, yet. Use the feedback you will receive on Nov. 26 to complete the stories. If you are still editing or adding to your story by the beginning of Week 16, please e-mail me an update on Monday, Dec. 2.

On Tuesday (Dec. 3) we will have no class meeting. This will give you additional time to complete and polish your social media portfolios. They should be in the best possible shape and polished at the beginning of class on Thursday, Dec. 5. Make sure that you consider all of the feedback you received in your individual Google Doc as well as the assignment requirements.

On Thursday (Dec. 5) we will meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first floor of Shafer Court for coffee. We’ll discuss your social media portfolios. Be ready to present your portfolio for three minutes. Make sure to bring your iPads. This test-run is a prerequisite for the final presentation.

On Tuesday (Dec. 10) you will have your final portfolio presentations in front of several social media, journalism and career experts at 9 a.m. in  our classroom. Expect to be there until 10:50 a.m. You will have five minutes to present to each expert and an additional five minutes to answer questions.

The following social media experts will assess your portfolio. Each of you should expect to present to at least three of them.

Scott Wise, director interactive media, CBS 6
Lorenzo Hall, anchor/reporter, CBS 6
Karri Peifer, editor, Richmond.com
Markus Schmidt, political reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Bryan DeVasher, online producer, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Kimberly Hanneman, assistant director for Career & Industry Advising, VCU University Career Center
Maggie McDearmon, career development adviser, VCU School of Mass Communications

After you receive the feedback from the experts, you will have until Dec. 11, 11 p.m., to polish your portfolio once more for final grading.

You need to return all equipment after the presentations on Dec. 10. Failing to return equipment will result in a hold on your grade.

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