|Every week we'll be posting original work from our staff and packaging stories from the other
three news bureaus run by the college.
Students taking JOUR 355 and JOUR 655 will be given alternating responsibility for
updating one to two sections and/or the home page each week:
Students taking JOUR 353 will focus more on their own multimedia and interactive reporting, but
also be asked to occasionally help with updating.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we'll talk early in the day about story, link, photo, graphic and video choices for the home page and other sections. On Fridays, I'll spend
some time one-on-one with students taking JOUR 353, to discuss story assignments.
I'll be helping all students with basic PhotoShop -- sizing and cropping pictures -- and with
using Dreamweaver when working with pages, tables and charts.
I'll also try to help you with other tools and software in the lab--and
occasionally bring in guests to give us additional tips and advice
on photos, audio and video.
Our first two guests are scheduled: Associate Professor Mike Williams, a former photojournalist, will give a digital photography tutorial on Friday, Feb. 8; Lecturer Sue Kopen Katcef, who has worked professionally in radio and TV, will lead a session on collecting and editing digital audio on Friday, Feb. 15.
Most importantly, I'll be helping you to make sense of your stories--the reporting,
writing and editing of them -- and will help you to determine the best format for telling your narratives.
ONE KEY POINT: No one but me should be saving stories, section fronts or the
home page onto the L drive--which
publishes our pages live onto the Web. You will normally work on stories in the
H drive, and copy them to X when you're ready for me to edit them.
You may, however, move photos and
graphics and audio clips onto the L drive, after you've cropped and sized or
otherwise edited them.
And you may move video clips to the V drive, the live streaming video server.
I'll elaborate on this and explain our publishing system during the early days
of the bureau.
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