Class Schedule

WEEK 1
1/29 Tues Overview of class, stories and MM Project
Go over Print and MM requirements for all stories
Time management, course planning
Spot story structure – print and MM
Phone interviewingResearch: Advanced Nexis and FactivaAssignments:

  • Daybook 1, 500 words, due Tuesday 1/29 or 1/30
  • News Folo story, 400 words, due noon Wed 1/30
  • News Folo roundup, 750 words, due 3pm Wed 1/30
1/30 Wed News Folo roundups, 750 words, due 3pm
Mini-class 4-5pm
Spotlight Daybook 1, News Folo story
WEEK 2
2/5 Tues Choose MM ProjectResearch: Census for Reporting

Interactive: DocumentCloud
Spotlight Daybook 1
Spotlight News Folo story, roundup
Assignments:

  • Pre-Pitch Service story, 600 words, due Sat 2/23
  • Daybook 2, 500 words, due that evening 2/5 or Wed 2/6
2/6 Wed Daybook 2 due
WEEK 3
2/14 Thurs Assignments:

  • Pitch Service story, 600 words, due noon Sat 2/23
  • Pre-Pitch Q&A, 750 words, due Sat 3/2
WEEK 4
2/19 Tues Research: Fact Checking
Interactive: CrowdSourcing
Pre-Pitch Analysis/Explainer, 750 words, due Sat 3/9
Pitch Q&A, 750 words, due Sat 3/2
Re-Pitch Service story, 600 words, due noon Sat 2/23
MM project story list
Spotlight Service story
Assignments:

  • Daybook 3, due Tues evening
no Craft II Wed 2/20
2/23 Sat 2/24 Sun Service story due, 600 words
WEEK 5
2/26 Tues Research: Advanced Backgrounding (People)

Interactive: Slideshows and SlideDeck
Pre-Pitch Enterprise 1, 600-800 words, due Sat 3/16
Pre-Pitch Analysis/Explainer, 750 words, due Sat 3/16
Re-Pitch Q&A, 750 words, due Sat 3/2
Spotlight Service StorySpotlight Service Multimedia
Assign Service Story Rewrite, due Sat 3/9

 

2/27 Wed Craft reporting day
3/2 Sat Q&A due, 750 words
WEEK 6
3/5 Tues Research: Explainers

Interactive: Timelines
Pitch Enterprise 1, 600-800 words, Due Sat 3/16
Pre-Pitch Enterprise 2, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/13
Pitch Analysis/Explainer, 750 words, due Sat 3/16
Set MM Project teams and functions
MM Project Pre-Pitches (both print, multimedia), 500-700 words, due Sat 4/13
Spotlight Q&A
Assign Q&A Rewrite, 750 words, due Sat 3/16

 

3/6 Wed Craft reporting day
3/9 Sat Analysis/Explainer due, 750 words
Service Story Rewrite due, 600 words
WEEK 7
3/12 Tues Interactive: Video

Pre-Pitch Travel story, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/20
Re-Pitch Enterprise 1, 600-800 words, Due Sat 3/16

Re-pitch Analysis/Explainer, Due Sat 3/16
Pitch Enterprise 2, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/13
MM Project Pre-Pitches (print & multimedia), 500-700 words
Spotlight Analysis/Explainer, Service Story Rewrite

3/13 Wed Craft reporting day
3/16 Sat Enterprise 1 due, 600-800 words
Q&A rewrite, 750 words, due

Analysis/Explainer Due, 750 Words

WEEK 8
3/19 Tues Research: Business Research

Interactive: Audio Slideshows
MM Project Pitches (multimedia and print)
Spotlight Enterprise 1 story, Q&A rewrite
Assign Daybook 4, due that day, Tuesday 3/19 or Wed 3/20 or over break
Assign Enterprise 1 Rewrite, due 4/6

Pitch Enterprise 2, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/13

3/20 Wed Craft reporting day
(no class Tues 4/2)
WEEK 9
4/3 Wed Re-Pitch Enterprise 2, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/13
Pitch Travel story, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/20
MM Project reviews of stories in progress
Spotlight Daybook 4
Assign Daybook 5, due that afternoon/evening
4/6 Sat Analysis/Explainer Rewrite due
Enterprise 1 Rewrite due
WEEK 10
4/9 Tues Re-Pitch Travel story, 600-800 words, due Sat 4/20
MM Project re-reviews of stories in progress
Spotlight Enterprise 1 Rewrite, Analysis/Explainer Rewrite, Daybook 4
Research: Show What You Know – Quiz
4/10 Wed Craft reporting day
4/13 Sat Enterprise 2, 600-800 words, due
MM Project print story due, 500-700 words
WEEK 11
4/16 Tues Spotlight MM Project print stories
Spotlight Enterprise 2
Assign Enterprise 2 rewrite, due Sat 4/27
4/17 Wed Craft report day
4/20 Sat Travel story, 600-800 words, due
MM Project multimedia stories due
WEEK 12
4/23 Tues Spotlight Travel story
Assign Travel story rewrite, due 5/4
Spotlight MM Project multimedia stories
Assign all MM rewrites, due 4/27
4/24 Wed Craft reporting day
4/27 Sat Enterprise 2 Rewrite dueAll MM rewrites due, print and multimedia
WEEK 13
4/30 Tues Plan MM Project PresentationSpotlight Enterprise 2 rewrite
5/1 Wed Craft reporting day
Sat 5/4 Travel story rewrite due
WEEK 14
5/7 Tues Spotlight Enterprise 2 rewrite, Travel story rewrite
MM presentation to class
Assign Daybook 5, due later 5/7 Tues or 5/8 Wed
5/8 Wed Daybook 5 due
WEEK 15
5/14 Tues Final MM presentation
5/15 Wed Daybook 6

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