Course Schedule 2013

[Updated Oct. 29, 2013]

NOTE: You will set up a new WordPress blog — like the one you set up in the boot camp.

Details about each assignment (including assigned blog posts) appear in posts in the Assignments category in this course blog.

Deadline dates for each assignment appear below. Unless otherwise specified on this page, the time of each deadline is 9 a.m.

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Fall 2013

Class meets every Tuesday in Weimer 1098, 2–5 p.m. (periods 7-8-9). Plan to attend for the full three hours every week (even though sometimes we will be finished earlier — but do not make any plans to leave before 5 p.m.).

Week 1 | Aug. 27

Introduction to the course, road map, first assignments.
BRING AUDIO RECORDER and HEADPHONES to class! We will be using them.
Also bring your MACBOOK. You will need to use it too.

Week 2 | Sept. 3

Audio
READ Kern, Chapter 18, “Beyond Radio”
DUE Blog posts 1 and 2
DUE Edited audio interview 1
Optional reading: The newsonomics of the next-gen NPR network (June 23, 2011)

Week 3 | Sept. 10

Audio
READ Kern, Chapters 1, 2, and pp. 211–223 in Chapter 12
DUE Blog posts 3, 4 and 5
DUE Pitch (document) for interview 2 (printed document due at 2 p.m.)
Optional reading: NPR’s ethics statement | NPR’s social media guidelines
Optional reading: Interview Basics, by Adam Weiss (really great advice about HOW TO conduct a longer interview)

Week 4 | Sept. 17

Audio
READ Kern, Chapter 13 (read this carefully before you edit audio interview 2)
DUE Blog posts 6, 7 and 8
DUE Edited audio interview 2

Week 5 | Sept. 24

Photojournalism: People
BRING your CAMERA and USB cable or card reader to class! We will be using them.
Camera BATTERIES must be fully charged, or bring extras. MEMORY CARD must have 2 GB free.
READ Kobré, p. vi and Chapter 1 (including all photo captions and all boxed text)
READ Kobré, Chapter 15 (including all photo captions and all boxed text)
DUE Blog posts 9, 10 and 11

Week 6 | Oct. 1

Photojournalism: Editing
BRING your MacBook to class with Photoshop loaded, activated, and ready to go
READ Kobré, Chapter 7 (including all photo captions and all boxed text)
DUE Blog posts 12, 13 and 14
DUE Photo 1

Week 7 | Oct. 8

Photojournalism: Stories
READ Kobré, Chapter 11 (including all photo captions and all boxed text)
DUE Blog posts 15 and 16

Week 8 | Oct. 15

Data journalism: Introduction
BRING your MacBook to class
READ Yau, Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
DUE Blog post 17
DUE Photo 2 (simple photo story)

Week 9 | Oct. 22

Data journalism: Scraping
BRING your MacBook to class with Excel loaded, activated, and ready to go
READ Yau, Chapter 3
DUE Blog posts 18 and 19

Week 10 | Oct. 29

Data journalism: Fusion Tables
BRING your MacBook to class; if you do not have a Google (Gmail) account, create one
READ Yau, Chapter 8 (Maps)
DUE Blog post 20
DUE Data 1

Week 11 | Nov. 5

Audio and photo story
READ Kern, Chapter 5
READ Kobré, Chapter 10 (including all photo captions and all boxed text)
DUE Project pitch (document)
DUE Blog post 21
DUE Data 2

Week 12 | Nov. 12

Audio and photo story
READ Kern, Chapter 6
READ Kobré, Chapter 12 (including all photo captions and all boxed text)
DUE Blog posts 22 and 23

Week 13 | Nov. 19

On-the-spot video interviews (vox pop)
BRING your CAMERA and USB cable or card reader to class! We will be using them.
Bring your MacBook too.
Camera BATTERIES must be fully charged, or bring extras. MEMORY CARD must have 2 GB free.
READ Kobré, Chapter 13 (including all photo captions and all boxed text).
DUE Blog post 24
DUE Audio and photo story

Week 14 | Nov. 26

Project work
Schedule a time to meet with me and show me your project work
Meetings can be scheduled during our class meeting time
Class will not meet

Week 15 | Dec. 3

Project work
Schedule a time to meet with me and show me your project work
Meetings can be scheduled during our class meeting time
Class will not meet

Finals week deadline: Dec. 10

DUE Project (due by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10)

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UF Dates (Fall 2013)

Classes begin – Aug. 21
Drop/Add – Aug. 21–27
Classes end – Dec. 4
Final exams – Dec. 7–13

Sept. 2 – Labor Day
Nov. 8–9 – Homecoming
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
Nov. 27–30 – Thanksgiving

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