Assignment 1: Multimedia Beat Note

Due Thursday, Sept. 12 at beginning of class
Worth 5 points (No late work accepted)

Go somewhere to Route 47. Spend some time. Explore. Take photos. Talk to some people. Start coming up with some story ideas or ways to approach the semester’s topic.

Specific requirements:

1. Take 50 photos along Route 47 (worth 2 points)
Aim to get:
-10 photos with people or action
-10 wide angle shots
-10 medium shots
-10 close ups
-10 extreme close ups

2. Interview two locals (worth 2 points)
Go somewhere on Route 47 and find two people to talk to. You must go off campus and talk to people who aren’t connected to Rowan. Introduce yourself. Explain the class project. Ask them about their job, business, or whatever it is that connects them to Delsea Drive. Is there anything they do or know about that would make a good story? Take notes. Get quotes. Get full names. Take a photo of each person.

For each person, you must get:
-A photo
-Full name, age, occupation
-Exact location (address if possible)
-Contact info (phone, email, Twitter account, etc) so you can follow up
-A word for word quote

3. Three story ideas (worth 1 point)
Your story ideas can come from research, other news stories, social media, flyers, bulletin boards, events, things you overhear, a way to localize a national story, or something about the past.

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