Final Project Pitches

Post your final project pitch in the comments section below.

  • Story pitch written in XY format. (I’m doing a story about X…and it is interesting Y…)
  • What media are you using? Why is this the best way to tell the story?
  • Make sure your name is there. If you are working with a partner, tell me who is working in your team.
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BarCamp NewsInnovation – May 2

Saturday, 5/2 – BarCamp News Innovation at Temple U.

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Revised Schedule for End of Semester

Wednesday, April 22 – Final Project story pitch due

April 24 to 29. Sign up for a time on the sheet. No regular class. Final Project rough draft due at meeting.

*[new] Monday, May 4 at 1:45 p.m. – A completed Final Project posted to njsouthboundroughdraft.wordpress.com I will respond on Monday night with last minute revisions.

Wednesday, May 6 at 2:45 p.m. – Revised Final Project due. You will edit each others stories during final exam period from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

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Week 13

Wednesday, April 22 – Final project story pitch due

  • Story pitch written in XY format. (I’m doing a story about X…and it is interesting Y…)
  • What media are you using? Why is this the best way to tell the story?
  • If you are working with a partner, who is in your team?

Sign up for rough draft meeting – April 24-29

 

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Week 12

In Class:
-Monday, April 13 – Rough cut of group video project due
-NJSouthbound work

Assignments:
Work on…
-Monday, April 20 – Group video project due
-Wednesday, April 22 – Final project story pitch due

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Calendar of OJ2 Deadlines – Now to end of semester

Monday, April 13 – Rough cut of group video project due

Monday, April 20 – Group video project due

Wednesday, April 22 – Final project story pitch due

April 24 to 29 – Final project meetings. No regular class this week.

Thursday, April 30 at 10 p.m. – Final project posted to njsouthboundroughdraft.wordpress.com

Monday, May 4 – Final project workday. Optional class.

Wednesday, May 6 at 2:45 p.m. – Revised final project due (Final Exam period – 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

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Final Project

Worth 25 points

Deadlines: Each one must be met for full credit.

  • Final Project story pitch due Wednesday, April 22.
  • Final Project rough draft due at meetings -April 24 to 29
  • Final Project final draft posted to njsouthboundroughdraft.wordpress.com by Thursday, April 30 at 10 p.m. Monday, May 4 at 1:45 p.m. I will respond to your project with last minute revisions.
  • Final Project revised is due on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:45 p.m. at beginning of Final Exam period (2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

Goal: AMAZE ME.

Create a compelling, professional level web feature on the Delsea Drive. You are looking for a story with characters, action, and motivation. You must be able to answer the question: Why is this story? Why is this a story that should be published now? Why is it compelling and worth sharing online?

You pick the media elements based on the story and what are the most compelling ways to present your story. You can use text, photos, audio, photo essay, audio slide show, video, map, or graphics.

You can work solo or in a team. If you have a team project, find a partner and let me know.

Your final feature should demonstrate what you have learned and skills you have gained in Online Journalism 1 and 2.

Grading Criteria:
-Quality of reporting (Did you go somewhere, meet people, and find a compelling story? All stories must include original reporting – you go somewhere, you talk to people, you learn something new)
-Quality of text or media
-Quality of editing and presentation
-Appropriate IDs of people. Full names, age, occupation or position, location.
-Strong beginning.
-Strong ending.
-Strength of profile or story. Is there an anecdote? Is there is a moment of reflection? Is this worth publishing and sharing?
-Files submitted in proper format (details TK)

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