Look, Listen, Tell, and Show: Soundslides Assignment

Soundslides: Audio + Photos When you gather audio and photos for a news story, you are making the story more marketable. And as our guest speakers have told us, telling stories in multiple ways makes the story more accessible to … Continue reading “Look, Listen, Tell, and Show: Soundslides Assignment”

COJO 3530: Online Newswriting, AP Style, and Comma Usage

Note: Syllabus Change. Instead of beginning photography on Mon. Feb. 11, I will be available during class to answer any questions about your stories that are due on Mon. Feb. 11 @ 11:59 p.m. on your blog. During our last … Continue reading “COJO 3530: Online Newswriting, AP Style, and Comma Usage”

Culture Speak – Opportunity for a Final Flash Project

If anyone is interested in a final Flash project opportunity, there will be a Culture Speak event on Thursday April 5 (tomorrow) at 6 p.m. in the Classroom Building Room 314. There will be speakers from 6 different countries (Brazil, … Continue reading “Culture Speak – Opportunity for a Final Flash Project”

Brainstorming About The Final Flash Project

I know spring break is around the corner, but it’s not too early to start brainstorming about your final Flash project. The final Flash project requirements are similar to your Flash Exercise 3 requirements, with some exceptions: Original reporting and … Continue reading “Brainstorming About The Final Flash Project”

Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects

After their group Soundslides project, students were sent out on their own to complete an individual Soundslides project. Here are the projects: Sarah Alfred Patrick Pajak Alex Edwards Jordan Dixon Andie Knous Caleb Tillapaugh Megan Tanaka Tracey Rosenlund Jessica Peck … Continue reading “Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects”

Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects

Students have been working hard in teams to create their first Soundslides project. Here’s the fantastic results: Alex Edwards & Ashlee Oslund Cody Hess & Patrick Pajak Marie Smith & Caleb Tillapaugh Rhanden Lind & Tracey Rosenlund Jordan Dixon & … Continue reading “Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects”

Sample Assignments: Audio Recording & Audio Editing

Audio Recording: Ambient Noise Recently, students have been learning about audio journalism. In their upcoming assignment, blog post 6, they will have to collect ambient noise and post it to their blogs using SoundCloud, similar to this: Here is ambient … Continue reading “Sample Assignments: Audio Recording & Audio Editing”

Sample Assignment – Creative Devices

Here is my instructor sample of creative devices. Let’s chat about what creative devices I used and how I could have improved the photos. We will do a class critique of your creative device photos on Mon. 9/12. Remember, the … Continue reading “Sample Assignment – Creative Devices”

Sample Blog Post #1: My News Diet

As a second-year assistant professor who is teaching two courses and is a mother to a three-year-old daughter, I do not keep as up-to-date on the news as I should. At the moment, the only regular TV show that I … Continue reading “Sample Blog Post #1: My News Diet”

Using Flash for Effective Communication

Flash is an Adobe program that can be used to create animation and interactivity. Animation and interactivity, when used effectively, can enhance a story, engage the visitors, and encourage the visitors to learn more about the topic-at-hand. Animation and interactivity, … Continue reading “Using Flash for Effective Communication”

Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects

For their final project, students individually completed a Soundslides slideshow. They reported, collected audio, and shot photos by themselves. Here’s their outstanding storytelling: Faryn Babbitt Tom Hesse Brooke Eades Tracie Perkins Dyann Diercks Courtney Wilhelm Adrienne Morency Jamie Crew Alexandria … Continue reading “Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects”

Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects

After a lot of hard work, my students completed their first Soundslides projects. Below is their fantastic work! Congrats to them for reporting and producing great stories that were waiting to be told in the Laramie community. Faryn Babbitt, Bailey … Continue reading “Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects”

Sample Assignment: Soundslides Project

As you prepare to submit your Soundslides Group Project, please take a look at an example below. The audio is lifted from Tom Hesse’s interview with Max D’Onofrio. The photos are lifted from various sources on the web. Obviously, I … Continue reading “Sample Assignment: Soundslides Project”

Student Work: Audio Profiles

Students submitted some fantastic audio profiles on fellow students and friends at the University of Wyoming. The original interviews were about 5 minutes and they had to edit them in Audacity (free sound editing software) down to 2 minutes. Here’s … Continue reading “Student Work: Audio Profiles”

Audio Interviewing Tips From Your Classmates

I’m glad that the class generally enjoyed the audio profile experience. I know it’s frustrating to feel like you’re doing an assignment without all the necessary information about how to make the assignment perfect. I think your personal learning process … Continue reading “Audio Interviewing Tips From Your Classmates”

Sample Assignment: Audio Editing

We are using the free program Audacity to edit our audio assignments. For our first audio editing assignment, we recorded ourselves counting to 10 out-of-order (e.g., 9, 7, 1, 4, 6, 10, 2, 5, 3, 8). Then, we used Audacity … Continue reading “Sample Assignment: Audio Editing”

Sample Assignment: Ambient Noise

Recently, students have been learning about audio journalism. In their upcoming assignment, they will have to collect ambient noise and post it to their blogs using SoundCloud, similar to this: Here is ambient noise of my husband typing on his … Continue reading “Sample Assignment: Ambient Noise”

Web Reporting Project

I’m very proud of my students first web reporting project. They were required to interview a UW professor, photograph them, and write a online story about them. Then, then had to use an html template and insert their story, photos, … Continue reading “Web Reporting Project”

Sample Post – My First Website

Note: Below is a sample post for you to model your blog post after. So I’m beginning to experiment with html (hypertext markup language…I know, sounds fancy, huh) in order to broaden my horizons as a multimedia journalist. I hand-coded … Continue reading “Sample Post – My First Website”