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Week 12: Intro to Intrographics and DataViz

// Topics:
Review assignment; Discussion of informational graphics

// Slides
Week 12 slides – PDF

// Assignment(s):

  • EXTRA CREDIT : In pairs, collect data and sketch out/create an infographic that illustrates the highlights. Must be based on real data. “Nicely designed” . Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 17 Noon
  • Prepare for next week: Create your own custom title and credit slide – design your own brand for an existing audio slideshow you created. Create a post and link to it in the comments here. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 10 by Noon
  • Mid-semester eval: Please go there and fill out the simple form: http://bit.ly/1MIaZmu. Deadline: Friday, Nov 13 noon

// Resources(s):

Week 11: New Media Law + Intro to Design

// Topics:
Copyright law and ethics; Intro to design through Photoshop

// Slides
Week 11 slides – PDF

// Assignment(s):

  • Pitch for your final: Continue hunting for your story/stories that will make up your final package. Gather enough string to make your official pitch. PROTIP: Research to do three stories: Plan A, B and C. Create a post and link to it in the comments here. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 10 by Noon
  • Create title and credit slide: Create your own custom title and credit slide – design your own brand for an existing audio slideshow you created. Create a post and link to it in the comments here. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 10 by Noon
  • EXTRA CREDIT Arts & Crafts/Sketches: Sketch up a Tier 3 website’s homepage and one Tier 3 Interactive. (A total of two sketches) It can be on any topic… with a news peg. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 10 by Noon – Present it to the class

// Resources(s):

Week 11: New Media Law + Intro to Design

// Topics:
Review assignment; New Media Law; Intro to Design with Photoshop

// Slides
Week 11 slides – PDF

// Assignment(s):

  • Pitch for your final: Continue hunting for your story/stories that will make up your final package. Gather enough string to make your official pitch. PROTIP: Research to do three stories: Plan A, B and C. Post a link to your pitch in the comments section. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 10 by Noon
  • Create title and credit slide: Create your own custom title and credit slide – design your own brand for an existing audio slideshow you created. Post a link to your pitch in the comments section. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 10 by Noon
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Showcase your creativity and imagination to sketch up a “Tier 3” homepage AND a “Tier 3” interactive element for a news story. Could be based on history, future or even fiction… but it but be treated as journalism/news. You’ll present it to the class. Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 10 by Noon

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Week 9: Real-time reporting

// Topics:
Using social media for real-time reporting and crowdsourcing; Social media ethics discussion; Managing your digital footprint

// Slides
Week 9 slides – PDF

// Assignment(s):

  • Find your classmate’s digital footprint: Use Google, Bing, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and more to find the digital footprint of your classmate. Write a 400-word post on your findings. Post your piece onto our class site as a post AND add the URL/link to it in this comment thread. Post your piece onto our class site. Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 27 by Noon
  • Start researching your final: Take the next two weeks to find the story you will be doing for your final.

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