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Tasks for Week 1

Thanks for a great start into our semester earlier today! It was nice getting to know all of you at our first class meeting in the Learning Studio. We hope you are as excited about the semester as we are.

Here are a few reminders on tasks that you should have completed by the end of today (Aug. 21).  We want to make sure that we’re all on the same page as we enter our second week.

Complete the technology survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ipadjournos-fall2014

Join our Facebook group for the class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ipadjournosfall2014/

Before our next class on Tuesday, please do the following:

Create a Twitter account and send a welcome tweet that includes the hashtag #ipadjournos. Also start following our class feed @ipadjournos and your instructors @marcusmessner and @vivianmedina. Tweet at least once every day from Tuesday on (except weekends and holidays). For now tweet about news you find interesting and want to share with us as well as all things related to journalism.

Create a Facebook page. You can use your existing Facebook account and create the page from there. We will give additional instructions on Tuesday. Also “like” our class iPadJournos Facebook page (you can search for it). Also “like” the page Journalists on Facebook.

And last but not least: Explore your iPad. Have some fun with it!

 

Welcome to MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism in the Fall 2014!

 

Welcome to the course website for MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism in the fall semester 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture.

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 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 4110 in the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave..

At our first meeting on Thursday, Aug. 21, we will discuss all aspects of the course and you will receive iPads as learning and reporting tools for the duration of the semester.

There are only three minor things you need to do:

1) Join our Facebook group for the class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ipadjournosfall2014/

2) Bring your Apple username and ID to class, so you can activate the iPad I will give you for the semester. This is the same login information as for your iTunes account. If you do not have an Apple account, you need to get one here (it’s free): https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/

3) Fill out a brief technology survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ipadjournos-fall2014

The class has a recommended, not a mandatory textbook. If you want to get it, you can do so after the first class. Just hold on for now.

We are looking forward to meeting all of you on Thursday.

See you then!

Marcus Messner and Vivian Medina-Messner

Welcome to MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism in the Fall 2013!

Welcome to the course website for MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism in the fall semester 2013 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communication.

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 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 2211 in the Temple Building, 901 W. Main St.

At our first meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22, we will discuss all aspects of the course and you will receive iPads as learning and reporting tools for the duration of the semester.

There are only three minor things you need to do before coming to class on Thursday:

1) Join our Facebook group for the class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ipadjournosfall2013/

2) Bring your Apple username and ID to class, so you can activate the iPad I will give you for the semester. This is the same login information as for your iTunes account. If you do not have an Apple account, you need to get one here (it’s free): https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/

3) Fill out a brief technology survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9HW3HJ8

The class has a recommended, not a mandatory textbook. If you want to get it, you can do so after the first class. Just hold on for now.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you on Thursday.

See you then!

Marcus Messner