Late Addition: Special Guest Speaker Today

Hi all —

You all get a bit of a break today with a late guest speaker for the class.

Anna Meiler, a 2012 graduate of UMass Journalism, will be here to talk about multimedia and visual journalism. Please come armed with questions.

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Serial Assignment

Twitter Assignment #4:  Listen to the first episode of Serial on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Have a conversation during and after about the story as well as the journalism behind the story. Listen carefully to the reporter and her use of voice. File your tweets with the #umassjournalism hashtag.

DEADLINE:  Start of next class.

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Blog Post for Q&A Project

Hi folks —

So, you have a short blog post required with your video. This should be a post that compliments but doesn’t replicate your video piece. What can that be? Who do you need to interview for the blog post? Think about what can work with your video piece — and do interviews before class on Thursday.



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Adobe Premiere Tutorials

My good friend Mark Johnson, who teaches visual journalism at The University of Georgia, has put together a strong series of video editing tutorials at his Digital Literacy web site. We will review these in class but you should also bookmark them for your own reference. You want to focus on the Nos. 16-20 segments.




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Updated Day-To-Day Schedule

Folks —

I’ve updated the Day-to-Day schedule to reflect us being ahead of schedule. I’ve bumped the deadline for the first project to the end of class on the 24th. Please plan accordingly.



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Extra Credit Opportunity

What: Discussion of New UMass Policy on the Admission of Iranian Students

When: Tonight, 7 p.m., UMass Campus Center Room 903.

Task: File 6-8 tweets on tonight’s meeting. Report on what is happening as well as the spectacle of the event itself. Please use the #weareallumass hashtag with your tweets.

Extra Credit Available: 0-2 points to your final grade based on quality/quantity of tweets

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Why Getting Names Right Matters, Reason No. 93

If you get it wrong, you look like a fool:

To the Campus Community:

It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Matthew Schiek.  Matthew passed away as the result of an accident off-campus, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Matthew was from Freehold, NJ, a junior in Mechanical Engineering, a member of the Commonwealth Honors College and participating member of the Boltwood Project in the Service Learning Center.

We extend our sincere condolences to James’ family and friends and want to affirm our commitment to creating a caring community by noted these resources for students, faculty and staff:

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