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CITIZENS JOURNALISTS OF OLD WESTBURY

New Media & Citizen Journalism

M 8/27 – Welcome

  • Introduction
  • Syllabus
  • What is new media?

Read for W 8/29:

  •  Look at the following websites and come prepared to discuss: what is citizen journalism?

Global Voices Online: http://globalvoicesonline.org/
Salida Citizen: http://salidacitizen.com/

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W 8/29 – What is Citizen Journalism? What is New Media?  

  • in-class writing response
  • defining citizen journalism
  • polling activity
  • technology and distribution

Read for W 9/5:

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W 9/5 – Tech workshop 

Assign: Post 1, “Pros and cons of citizen journalism”

Presenters:

  • in-class writing response
  • reading presentations and discussion
  • tech skills workshop
  • post “Pros and cons of citizen journalism” on class blog

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M 9/10 – Right place, right time 

Due: Post 1, “Pros and cons of citizen journalism”

  • Being prepared to report!
  • Observing your surroundings activity
  • Video tutorial

Read for 9/12:

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W 9/12 – The Roots of Citizen Journalism 

Assign: Post 2, “Documenting Authority”

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion
  • early citizen journalism

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M 9/17 – The Internets 

Due: Post 2, “Documenting Authority”
Assign: Post 3 “Code Your Name”

  • review “Documenting Authority” assignment
  • HTML lab

Read for 9/19:

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W 9/19 – Citizen journalism goes online 

Presenters: Chinua and Shanique

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion
  • how the internet changed citizen journalism
  • the rise of Indymedia
  • work on assignment

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M 9/24 – Social media: Not Just Cat Pics 

Due: Post 3, “Code Your Name”
Assign: Post 4 “Super Social Media “

  • Review “Web Links” assignment
  • Social media lab

Read for 9/19:

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W 9/26 – Twitter Revolutions

Presenters: Mat and Areliz

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion
  • role of Twitter in Egypt and Iran
  • social media as protest

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M 10/1 – Photojournalism Lab

Due: Post 4, “Super Social Media”

  • Review “Twitter Project” assignment
  • photography exercise

Read for 10/3:

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W 10/3 – Photojournalism 

Assign: Post 5 “Photo Story”

Presenters: Vanessa and Nyema

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion
  • photojournalism: history and practice
  • the power of the image

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M 10/8 – NO CLASS 

Read for 10/10:

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W 10/10 – Oral history 

Due: Post 5 “Photo Story”

Presenters: Crystal and Mariham

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion
  • oral history and telling peoples stories

NOTHING DUE FOR NEXT WEEK. NO HOMEWORK. 

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M 10/15 – Oral history, Day 2 

  • Plan Old Westbury Oral History interviews

Read for 10/17:

  • NO READING. DO YOUR OLD WESTBURY INTERVIEW!
  • Assignment HERE. 

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W 10/17 – Audio editing 

Due: audio file from oral history interview

Assign: “Post 7: What is your community?”

  • reading presentation and discussion
  • audio editing
  • post interviews online
  • what is community?

 

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M 10/22 – Workshop Community Reporting Projects, film screening 

Due: Post 7, “Your Community”

  • review “Your Community” assignment
  • oral history project design

Read for 10/24:

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W 10/24 – Reporting from Disasters, Local Community & Citizen Journalism 

Presenters: Matthew and Jillian

  • in class writing
  • student presentations
  • disaster situations & citizen journalism

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10/29 & 10/31 CLASS CANCELED

M 11/12 – Community Reporting assignment #1

Workday 2: Assignment #1

  • in class workday
  • prepare questions for guest speaker

Read for 11/14:

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W 11/14: Developments in new media: Guest speakers

Presenters: Vincent and Brittany

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion
  • guest speakers

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M 11/19: Community Reporting Assignment #1

DUE: Community Reporting Assignment #1

  • in class presentation
  • class critique

Read for 11/21:

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 W 11/21: Social issues in video games 

Presenters: Muthu, Justyn, Tyler

DUE: proposal Community Reporting Assignment #2

Paper copy. Answer: what is your idea? why is it important or why did you pick it? what medium will you use?

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion

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M 11/26: Community Reporting Project #2

Workday 1: Assignment #2

Read for 11/28:

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W 11/28: Putting it in context: media consolidation 

Presenters: James and Hannah

  • in class writing response
  • reading presentation and discussion

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M 12/3: Community reporting project

Workday 2: Assignment #2

  • in-class critique

Read for 12/5:

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W 12/5: Putting it in context: moving into the field

Presenters: Veronica and Michael

Workday 3: Assignment #2

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M 12/10: COMMUNITY REPORTING ASSIGNMENT #2

Due: Community Reporting Assignment #2

  •  presentation of projects
  • in class critique

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W 12/12: Wrapping up, review for final exam

  • Final exam review

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M 12/17: FINAL EXAM 

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