To Do List: Upcoming for Next Week

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Multimediaites –

I bumped the date for your blog first drafts to April 17:

LAB:  First Drafts due at the start of class.  I’ll review each team’s projects.

Also, don’t forget about your next Twitter assignment:

Twitter Assignment #8: Find one example a day of non-traditional video storytelling and tweet it out to the #umassjournalism hashtag — with commentary. One tweet a day each day before next class.

 

Steve

 

 

Tweeting the Boston Marathon

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Hi folks –

I’ve added this assignment to Week 13:

Twitter/Storify Assignment #8: BOSTON MARATHON. We’ll talk more about this in class but those who are in the Boston area this weekend can/should tweet from a spot in the race and those not in Boston area can curate/tweet about what they’re seeing and hearing on TV and the Web.

We’ll talk more about this in class.

Steve

 

Tweeting About the Weather

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Multimediaites –

For TUESDAY: Twitter Assignment #6:  Tweet about the weather. Please file 4-6 tweets under the #umassweather hashtag.

 

Steve

Some Quick Links

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Hi Multimediaites –

Here are some interesting links I’ve come across during Break:

 

* “Verification Handbook: A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage,” Edited by Craig Silverman

* “11 Steps to a better Twitter Stream,” Kelly Fincham

* “Social media editors in the Newsroom: What The Job Is Really Like,” Melanie Stone

Steve

 

 

 

New Deadline for Person on the Street Package

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Hi all –

The new deadline is at the start of class on March 27.

Your blog posts should have interviews — at least two outside voices.

Steve

 

 

Today’s Assignment: Blarney Blowout Protest at 12:30

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Hi all –

If you see this (and I hope you do) please try and make your way over to the Blarney Blowout protest:

https://www.facebook.com/events/685003834869440/

This will be an extra credit assignment if you can get there:

Please file 5-8 tweets at the #blarneyblowout hashtag. 0-2 points will be available to your final grade.

Hope to see you there,

Steve

 

 

 

“League of Denial” Livestream

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Hi all –

Here’s the livestream for tonight’s event:

http://new.livestream.com/SBEN/UMassFainaru

Steve

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