January::
16: Syllabus. For Thursday, watch the 37-minute lecture by Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron on transitioning from print to digital. Also, check out BuzzFeed’s Styleguide, which is quite different from the AP Stylebook.
18: Discuss Baron’s lecture. Learn how to post to Doaneline. Review digital tools available to journalists. One-second video. Discuss alternative story forms. For Jan. 23, read the Blogging portion of my website.

23: Discuss blogging. Writing better headlines. How to blog effectively. Creating journalism as a conversation. Video for blog. Why convent goes viral. Writing for the web. The importance of linking.  Creating your blog.  For Jan. 25, please read the Digital and Social Media portion of the course,

25: Digital and Social Media. Social media guidelines of the NY Times. Instagram Best 9. How to trust online news. Top 10 2017 research studies on digital, social news. No reading for Jan. 30.
30: Student tell stories on social media. Baptism under fire: What we learned covering Charlie Hebdo on Day 3. Making digital content easier. No reading for Feb. 1.

February:
1: Review blogs. What’s new in digital and social media? Do college students miss the journalistic potential of social media? More social media guidelines. No reading for Feb. 6.

6: Do’s and Don’ts of Twitter. Hashtag 101. How to get a job. Telling stories using social media. Shooting photos; crowdsourcing and microblogging. For Thursday, please read Alternative Story Forms and Ideas online.
8: Alternative story forms. Ideas. For Feb. 13, please read Multimedia Planning online. Also, check out the
13: 5 tips for small newsrooms to create multimedia projects. Planning, coaching and content for multimedia projects. For Thursday, please read Multiplatfom sites online. Review blogs and videos. Crowdsourcing. Microblogging.

15: Multiplatform sites. The future of journalism? Professional sources of multimedia projects. Student-produced projects. How to do … nearly any multimedia task. No reading for Feb. 20.

Shooting photos.
20: Review stories. Using music in your multiplatform story. Creative Commons music licensing source. Timeline creators. Free resources for nearly anything. For Thursday, please read the Audio Storytelling tab online.

22: Audio storytelling. The guide to audio storytelling. Write how you talk. Natural sound. Audio slideshows. Podcasts. Ed Talks introductory episodes. For Tuesday, please read the Visual Journalism portion of the website.

27: Shooting photos. 3 easy photojournalism tips. 7 more photojournalism tips. Strategic use of video. Video sequencing. Video story forms. No readiing for Thursday.

The 5-shot sequence method. Editing video. Interviewing for audio and video. “Have a point.” Cellphone journalism. Data-driven journalism. Data visualization. Editing video. Interviewing for audio and video. Have a point. Cellphone journalism. Data-driven journalism. Data visualization.
18: “Serial.” iMovie. Telling stories with video. The 5-shot sequence method. Editing video. Interviewing for audio and video. Have a point. Cellphone journalism. Data-driven journalism. Data visualization. Tools at your disposal. Content planning.
23: Paraplegic dog. Five-shot sequence method. Editing video. Interviewing for audio and video. Have a point. Editing video. Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media and multiple deadlines.
25: Interviewing for audio and video. “Have a Point.” Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media and multiple deadlines. Continuous coverage. Covering breaking news across platforms.

March:
1: Interviewing for audio and video. Public service. Have a point. Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media and multiple deadlines. Continuous coverage. Covering breaking news across platforms.
3: Doaneline stories – multiple media, multiple deadlines. Be a movie director. “Have a point.” Data-driven journalism. Data visualization. Tools at your disposal. Content planning. Multiple media/multiple deadlines.
15: Doaneline stories. Multiple media, multiple deadlines. Be a movie director. “Have a point.” Creating a pitch. Data-driven journalism. Story planning. Story packaging. Creating a pitch. Alternative story forms. Producing multimedia projects.
17: Public service. Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media, multiple deadlines.
22: Relay for Life coverage plan. Public service. Have a point. Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Continuous coverage. Covering breaking news across platforms. Pitch. Tools at your disposal. Be a movie director. Story planning. Story packaging. Alternative story forms. Producing multimedia projects. News ethics and values in the digital age.
24: POYDS coverage plan. Public service. Have a point. Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Data-driven journalism. Continuous coverage. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media, multiple deadlines. Continuous coverage. Tools at your disposal. Content planning. Alternative story forms. Producing multimedia projects. Multiplatform sites. Multiplatform tools.
29: Doaneline stories. Have a point. Cellphone journalism. Going mobile. iMovie. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media, multiple deadlines. Continuous coverage. Covering breaking news across platforms. Pitch. Tools at your disposal. Be a movie director. Data visualization. News ethics and values in the digital age. Coding. Data-driven journalism. Data visualization. News ethics and values in the digital age. Coding.
31: No class. Creating a pitch. Story planning. Story packaging. Alternative story forms. Producing multimedia projects. Review Doaneline work. Data-driven journalism. Data visualization. News ethics and values in the digital age.

April
5: Review Doaneline work. Data-driven journalism. Multiple media, multiple deadlines. Continuous coverage. Covering break news across platforms. News ethics and values in the digital age. Coding.
7: Be a movie director. Multiple media, multiple deadlines. Continuous coverage. Covering breaking news across platforms. Pitch. Tools at your disposal. Be a movie director. Story planning.
12: Review Doaneline work. Continuous coverage. Covering breaking news across platforms. Creating a pitch. Tools at your disposal. Story planning. Story packaging. Producing multimedia projects. News ethics and values in the digital age.
14: No class.
19: Review work. NYTimes stories. Covering breaking news across platforms. Pitch. Tools at your disposal. Tools at your disposal. Story planning. Story packaging. Producing multimedia projects. Data visualization.
21: Covering breaking news across platforms. Pitch. Tools at your disposal. Story planning and packaging. Producing multimedia projects. Data visualization. News ethics and values in the digital age. Multiplatform sites. Multiplatform tools. Data visualization.
26: Review work. Producing multimedia projects. Data visualization. News ethics and values in the digital age. Multiplatform sites and tools. Data visualization. Coding.
28: Showcase – one-second videos, print vs. digital report, final projects, etc.