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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

Instructions for our UCI race coverage (Weeks 4 and 5)

After finishing our first round of news packages on the UCI Road World Championships, we will cover the actual race event daily from Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 27. These are the instructions on the daily roles you will have in our coverage during that time. Please read the entire post by Sept. 18, so you know what will be expected of you. It is key for our overall project that you are on the ball for your assignments. Continue reading

Welcome to MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism in the Fall Semester 2015

Welcome to our “MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism” capstone class in the 2015 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 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 2222 in the Temple Building.

Our class will have its first meeting on Thursday, August 27 (this is later than previously communicated). There will be no class on Thursday, Aug. 20, and Tuesday, Aug. 25. I have received an offer by the International Center for Journalists to train Indian journalists and journalism professors in social media reporting and will not return until Aug. 25. A last minute change in my flights changed the initial schedule for this trip. The Robertson School is of course supporting this opportunity.

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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

Tasks for Week 3

Here are some of the tasks you need to complete during our third week.

For class on Tuesday, please complete the following:

Prepare your story pitch for CBS 6 and present it in class. Prepare a brief pitch that includes a summary of your idea, a statement why the story is relevant to the CBS 6 audience, a description of potential sources and your ideas for multimedia packages. You will receive some final feedback in class.

Complete the assigned readings and bring your iPad and mobile phone to class for multimedia training.

 

For class on Thursday, please do the following:

Do your story pitch for CBS 6 to Scott Wise, director for interactive media. He will come to class to listen to your ideas. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Of course also follow CBS 6 on both platforms.

 

The social media critique is due by Thursday, Sept. 5, 11 p.m. Please send the link to your Prezi presentation via e-mail.