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Tasks for Week 2

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

Here are a few reminders on tasks that you should complete in Week 2.  We want to make sure that we’re all on the same page as we enter our second week. If you missed our first class meeting, please jump on board right away. You cannot wait until our next class meeting to do so.  Continue reading

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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Tasks for Week 2

Thanks for a great start into our semester on Thursday! It was nice getting to know all of you at our first class meeting. I hope you are as excited about the semester as I am.

Here are a few reminders on tasks that you should have completed at the latest by the end of Tuesday (Sept. 1).  I want to make sure that we’re all on the same page as we enter our second week. Continue reading

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

Tasks for Week 1

Looks like we’re off to a great start! It was nice getting to know all of you yesterday at our first class meeting. I hope you are as excited about the semester as I am.

 

Right after our class meeting I received a note that our class has now been officially dedicated as a service-learning course by VCU. This means that your transcripts will show that you completed a service-learning course (after the semester of course). I had to make a few adjustments to the syllabus like including a paragraph on service learning. But those changes did not alter any of the things we discussed during our first class or any of the assignments. I have uploaded the new version of the syllabus to our course website. I have also updated the schedule with a few more guest speakers. There will be more to come.

 

Here are a few reminders on tasks that you should have completed by now and that should be completed before our next class on Tuesday.  I want to make sure that we’re all on the same page as we enter our second week.

Complete the technology survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9HW3HJ8

Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ipadjournosfall2013/

Create a Twitter account and send a welcome tweet that includes the hashtag #ipadjournos. Also start following our class feed @ipadjournos and your instructor @marcusmessner. Tweet at least once every day from here 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 next Tuesday. Also “like” our class iPadJournos Facebook page (you can search for it). Also “like” the page Facebook + Journalists.

Create the social media accounts and download the apps listed on our course website.

Clean up your existing social media accounts. By the end of next week, you need to have a professional online presence with personal content hidden behind privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter.

Catch up on the assigned readings.

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

Touring the newsroom at @RTDnews

Journalists from the Richmond-Times Dispatch spoke to the iPadJournos on Tuesday morning about the changes the newspaper has undergone this past year since billionaire investor Warren Buffett took over and ab out the important role social media is playing in the news business today. Continue reading