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iPadJournos election wrap-up

Congrats, everyone! We have completed our election reporting project. You all did outstanding work on Election Day and your reporting contributed to the overall election coverage in Virginia.  You published 31 election stories on our iPadJournos landing page on the website of WTVR-CBS 6. And you did a great job curating election news for our audience on our Tumblr page #VAgov Watch. Keep up the good work in your final reporting projects!

Election Reporting 101 with @MSchmidtRTD

Markus Schmidt (@MSchmidtRTD), a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, visited the iPadJournos class on Thursday. Schmidt, who is covering the Virginia elections this year for the Times-Dispatch, encouraged students to become involved in the state election and to be aware of the issues surrounding it. He stressed the importance of state elections, especially in Virginia. Virginia, he said, is an important state in national politics, so the issues surrounding the state election hold a lot of importance. Continue reading

Social media anchoring with @LorenzoHall

Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall), an evening anchor and reporter for CBS 6, visited our class on Thursday. Hall graduated from the University of Missouri before landing his first job with the news station as a morning reporter.  During his class visit, he discussed the importance of social media in the newsroom as well as which outlets are best for different news stories. Continue reading

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.