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End of the semester schedule

30 Nov

The end is upon us! Here is the schedule of events for the last two weeks of class:

11/30: Sexting lecture; guest speaker Candice Faulring. Candice is sick today, so we will try to reschedule for some point before the end of the semester.

12/2: Open lab; help from Val. Bring your projects to work on, to work out any tech glitches. Quiz 4 is posted online at MyCourses — DUE 12/9

12/7: Final project presentations, Day 1. Make sure you present on this day if your projects require sound! Quiz 4 DUE online at MyCourses.

Lori, Geoff, CJ, Stephen W, Burt

12/9: Final project presentations, Day 2. Any remaining presentations MUST be given.

Anthony, Rosa, Cam, Jim

Last day of class! Congratulations!

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Research Paper Progress

4 Oct

Please comment on this post and let me know how you are coming along with the paper. At this point, you should have chosen a topic. After tomorrow’s Delicious discussion, you may want to begin your research!

Now, here’s the good news. After thinking about it, I feel just under 4 weeks might be putting this paper in the pressure cooker. Really, I want you to write a good, meaningful paper — and not just bang it out in a hurry to get it in on time.

From this point forward, the paper will be due November 2 (but not any later than that!)

Addition to syllabus: Twitter project

27 Sep

As mentioned in class, you may choose a Twitter project as one of your two practical projects for this class. REMEMBER: each project is worth 20% of your grade — which means the practical projects are the same weight as your 5-6 page research paper! That said, make each 140 character (or less) tweet count….choose a good event to report from….put a LOT of thought into the reflection paper.

Details: In this project you will “live tweet” an event as it’s happening. The event should be one that would typically be covered by traditional media (newspapers, radio) and should be an event greater than 2 hours in length (though, you may chronicle an event much longer — even over a few days — if you wish).

A successful Twitter project should incorporate many descriptive tweets, generating a feeling of “being there” for their followers.

Accompanying this project should be a 2-3 page (typed) critical thought expression on how tweeting is similar to and differs from traditional print journalism, and reflect on the experience.