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The End — or Beginning — of Journalism

Today we will: Watch some fun and relevant recent media Discuss final projects Watch two short films about the West Side Discuss final readings Fun and relative media Muppet conspiracy Live tweeting Muppet hearings Zuckerberg Facebook photos H & M … Continue reading

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Social Media: tips to use it and to be a good virtual neighbor

Today we will: 1. Discuss projects. Where are you? What needs to be done? Need help/advice before next week, when it’s all due? 2. Social media — facts and tips for journalists 3. How can news sites ensure they remain … Continue reading

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The Future of Journalism

Today we will: Discuss your ideas for your third piece Discuss journalism’s past, present and possible future Review the reading assignments Due today: Soundslides slideshow and final written draft (from those who have not yet turned it in.)  Penn State … Continue reading

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Soundslides and Audacity

Today, class meets in Capen 212, the TLC. We will review the basic Soundslides and Audacity software. Both are free! The Buffalo News If you are having trouble with Soundslides after class, read: Soundslides Tutorial If you are having trouble … Continue reading

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Photojournalism and Ethics

Discuss photos posted on blogs. How well to they tell the story you are trying to tell? Multimedia roundup Lens Blog — portraits in Dubai Pollution in China  Pollution with captions NYT – One in 8 million Photo Ethics Basic guidelines … Continue reading

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Cropping Photos

TIP: One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is with careful attention to framing. Look into the corners of the viewfinder to see what is there. Do you need all that background? Can you get closer to your … Continue reading

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What makes a good slideshow?

Today we will: Discuss your written pieces. What information is missing? What do you do next? Discuss the value of slideshows. How do they tell stories? How can you tell better stories using them. Captions – what are they? How … Continue reading

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