|Class Schedule, Readings, Notes (below) | Blogglob
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|Days||JMC 425 ONLINE MEDIA SCHEDULE (subject to change)||Links, readings (*=required)|
|Wednesday, January 19||Introductions; overview of the course; "Resources" handout and discussion|
|Monday, January 24||Syllabus; blogging basics; intro to HTML and Dreamweaver; formation of collaborative work groups for semester projects; working in the Editing Lab and with the Journalism server|
|Wednesday, January 26||Intro to Photoshop basics||
* Foust, Chapter 3
|Monday, January31||Discussion on shovelware and original content; storyboarding
In class: "Bloggers share the view from election day in Iraq" -- part of the Wall Street Journal online coverage
"Storyboarding" from the Multimedia Reporting unit at Berkeley
"Creating the Storyboard" from UNCC
Multimedia report for analysis: The Ice Palace
* DW: "Add Tables"
|Wednesday, February 2||Terminology, HTML quiz; working with tables||* Foust, Chapter 4|
|Monday, February 7||Project proposal due; case studies|
|Wednesday, February 9||Convergence challenges and opportunites; slide-show basics||
* Foust, Chapter 5
|Monday, February 14||Online reporting sources||Development of Web journalism:
"Is it journalism?"
"We've only just begun"
"The difference a year makes"
|Wednesday, February 16||Online references||* Foust, Chapter 6|
|Monday, February 21||Quiz 2; Web page design
||* Interactive color tool|
|Wednesday, February 23||Project storyboard and work rosters due; color and design theory||* Foust, Chapter 7|
|Monday, February 28||Writing and editing online||* Online storytelling forms|
|Wednesday, March 2||Guests: Mark Hiland, AZCentral, and Randy Jessee, Richmond Times-Dispatch||* Foust, Chapter 8|
|Monday, March 7||[Links: production and presentation]--postponed
Broadcast influence: Dr. Bill Silcock
|Wednesday, March 9||Guest professor: Carol Schwalbe
[Working with shells, templates -- may be postponed]
Quiz 3: Locating examples
|* Foust, Chapter 9|
|Monday, March 21||Who's a journalist and why might it matter? | SPJ panel: Challenges and threats to free speech, 4:30-6, Coor LI-20. EFF campaign site. "The gathering storms over free speech"||The Flash History (optional)
"The book stops here"
"Who is a journalist?"
|Wednesday, March 23||
Blogglob goes back in business after the break for spring.
|Monday, March 28||Group/professor meetings to discuss projects (30-40 minutes each)|
|Wednesday, March 30||Group/professor project work | RSS feeds for journalists||* Foust, Chapter 10
* Tasini v. New York Times
|Monday, April 4||
Legal and ethical issues | Bloggers code of ethics?
|Wednesday, April 6||Animated commentary; parody sites|
|Monday, April 11||Hate and advocacy sites|
|Wednesday, April 13||Lab work|
|Monday, April 18||Projects due||* Foust, Chapter 11
* "The Internet and the Clinton/Lewinsky Scandal"
|Wednesday, April 20||
|Monday, April 25||Opportunities and challenges; Clinton/Lewinsky|
|Wednesday, April 27||Constraints and opportunities of the "daily me" concept|
|Monday, May 2||Quiz 4; personal pages due|