Category Archives: Reporting

Tasks for class on Nov. 3 (Week 11)

Please check your Election Day and Night assignments in our story budget (link in Facebook Group under “Files). Before class on Nov. 3, please determine the specific polling station you will be going to for your election coverage. Bring that information to class and we will discuss it then. Also, check your Election Night assignment in the budget and make arrangements for it. We will discuss it in class as well.

See all expectations for the election coverage here. 

Field reporting on Thursday (Week 7)

Thanks for all of your hard work previewing and covering the vice presidential debate. We were planning to have a field reporting day next week, but decided this morning to give you that day tomorrow. So, there will be no class session tomorrow (Oct. 6). Please use the time to work on remaining story assignments and the mayoral candidate profiles. Please check the assigned deadlines for your stories on our story budget.

Please keep an eye out on the approaching storm this weekend. If you see anything newsworthy, let Scott and us know. Of course be careful. Your safety always comes first.

If there are any questions or issues with reporting, please just let us know.

Welcome to MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism in the Fall Semester 2016

Welcome to our “MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism” capstone class in the 2016 fall semester at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. This class is also known as the “iPadJournos” project (you will receive an iPad reporting kit for the semester).

This site includes the syllabus, the class schedule, assignment descriptions as well as the reading list and other curricular materials.

We’ll all be working together in learning about, and carrying out, social media projects in journalism. We’ll meet from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 2221A in the Temple Building. Our class will have its first meeting on Thursday, August 25.

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