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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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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 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.

 

 

 

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. Scott Wise, director for interactive media, will come to class to listen to your ideas. 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 two multimedia packages.

For class on Thursday, please do the following:

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