Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work”

Week 1: First Law of Usability and How to Learn HTML

Krug Introduction A usability consultant identifies problems with websites. You will benefit from knowing about usability as a website designer and future employee of a company/non-profit that has a website. Krug outlines seven key words that define usability: Useful: Does it … Continue reading “Week 1: First Law of Usability and How to Learn HTML”

First Day: COJO 4530

Students of media, journalism, and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class gives you a platform through which to share your work and add HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver skills to your resume. You’ll create and … Continue reading “First Day: COJO 4530”

Intern at Wyoming Public Media

The News Department at WPR is looking for interns: http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/news-internship-spring-2015. It’s great experience for anyone interested in audio, radio, reporting, and editing. Also, internships are one of the most valuable college experiences you can get. Many employers require internship experience. … Continue reading “Intern at Wyoming Public Media”

Job and Internship Fair

Fall Job & Internship Fairs: Business, Government, Non-Profit, Agriculture Monday, October 6 (STEM) Science Technology Engineering & Math Tuesday, October 7 100 employers will be on campus over two days seeking qualified students 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the … Continue reading “Job and Internship Fair”

Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal Paid Internships

Many internships are unpaid. However, I want to direct your attention to some prestigious and paid internships offered by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. The internships are in reporting, video, graphics, social media, and photography. Additionally, there are … Continue reading “Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal Paid Internships”

COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website”

First Day for COJO 4230: Advanced New Media

Students of journalism and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class expands upon those skills by giving you a platform through which to share your work. You’ll go beyond maintaining a blog and you’ll create … Continue reading “First Day for COJO 4230: Advanced New Media”

Design and Style for Portfolio Websites

Design Principles Emphasis Defined: Highlights the importance of the site’s content. Also relates to hierarchy. When creating a draft of your site, list all of the information that needs to appear on the page. Then, number the information by order … Continue reading “Design and Style for Portfolio Websites”

Technical Basics for Portfolio Websites

Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting You’ll be designing a website using HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (cascading style sheets) in Dreamweaver. Then, you’ll upload your files to a website host, who will store and provide the files for … Continue reading “Technical Basics for Portfolio Websites”

Brand Yourself With A Portfolio Website

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Brand Yourself With A Portfolio Website”

COJO Tutors Needed

Sara Ray, the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services, is in need of a couple of tutors, specifically for COJO 2100 and 1000, for their student-athletes. She would hire them within the Athletic Department’s Tutor Program and they would be … Continue reading “COJO Tutors Needed”

Wyoming Press Association Workshops

I’m excited and honored to present two new-media related workshops to the Wyoming Press Association. I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for each workshop. Please download the slides and follow along. Tech for Web Reporting Gathering and Promoting News (and Yourself) … Continue reading “Wyoming Press Association Workshops”

COJO 4230: Advanced New Media

Students of journalism need to diversify their skills. You’ve already taken COJO 3530 Online Journalism, which built your skills in photography, audio reporting, photo/audio slideshows, and beginning web design and reporting. This class expands upon those skills by giving you … Continue reading “COJO 4230: Advanced New Media”

Getting Started on Portfolio Websites

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Getting Started on Portfolio Websites”