Schedule

Overall schedule
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Day
Date
Time
Section
Type
Description
1
Thursday
8/19/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Introductions
2
Monday
8/23/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the World
Homework
Review syllabus (i.e., this site), sign up for Slack if you haven’t already
3
Tuesday
8/24/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Further introductions
4
Wednesday
8/25/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the World
Homework/prep
Homework:
3.
Prep:
Write a short post about 3-5 things about Athens that surprise you, intrigue you, confuse you, annoy you, or make you happy. Just short descriptions of each one. If you're having trouble, drive or walk around and talk to your friends or others. Post in the Slack channel prep1_quickhits.
5
Thursday
8/26/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Research 1: The basics
6
Monday
8/30/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the World
Homework
In two posts in prep02_reax, cover two items:
Note common points of intrigue between your post from last week and at least two classmates'.
Take one of your points and find at least three stories, blogs, or social-media posts about it. Post quick summaries of and links to them.
7
Tuesday
8/31/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Research 2: getting beyond the basics
8
Wednesday
9/1/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the World
Homework
Find at least 3 news stories about your topic. Make a list of people quoted. Did the reporter capture all the relevant perspectives? Are there other people s/he should have contacted? Write up your findings (including links when possible) and post in prep03_sourcing
Read and come prepared to consider what having a diversity of perspectives might mean for your stories.
9
Thursday
9/2/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Identifying sources
10
Monday
9/6/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the World
Homework
Make a list of at least five people who have local knowledge of the topic you're working on. Then, find five national expertsーlook for professors who research similar issues or people from national associationsーwho can provide broader perspectives on this topic. Post to prep04_experts.
11
Tuesday
9/7/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Developing questions and story ideas
12
Wednesday
9/8/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the World
Homework
Go to a place that is related to your story idea. Take at least two pictures. Write down what you see, hear, smell/taste. Talk to people there if possible. Write a short blog describing your place and how it relates to your topic area and post (with pix) to prep05_places.
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Thursday
9/9/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the World
Class
Writing, place descriptions, and story ideation
14
Monday
9/13/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the world
Homework
Read this piece on and this one on . Which of its suggestions seem most obvious to you? Which are strangest/most surprising? Post a note to the homework03_source_ethics channel.
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Tuesday
9/14/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the world
Class
Comparing (and improving) interviews
16
Wednesday
9/15/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the world
Prep
Complete at least one interview with a source and share a recording or a transcript with Suggs and with your partner.
From your research and your interviews, post a list of at least five one-sentence story ideas to the prep06_storyideas channel.
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Thursday
9/16/2021
​9:35 AM
Learn the world
Class
Beat memo workshop
18
Friday
9/17/2021
​11:59 PM
Learn the world
Assignment
Beat memo due
19
Monday
9/20/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Homework
Make an appointment with Dr. Suggs to discuss beat memos
20
Tuesday
9/21/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
One-on-one meetings
21
Wednesday
9/22/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Homework
Schedule at least two interviews and one time to visit the site of your topic. Describe plans in a DM to Dr. Suggs.
Read Tompkins ch. 7.
Grab a classmate and go shoot an event, even if it's just with your phones. Get at least five images apiece and post to homework02_photos, with one-sentence captions for each. Try for a variety of wide, medium, and close-up/detail shots.
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Thursday
9/23/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Lough on photos and framing
23
Monday
9/27/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Homework
Critique your classmate's photos using specific examples from Tompkins and Johnson. Which are their strongest shots? Which could have been done better? Post a comment on their post from last week.
Shoot an interview and B-roll in which you interview a classmate about something about which they are passionate. Produce a piece that is no long than 2 minutes. Upload to Youtube, Dropbox, Google Drive, or another service and post a link to homework03_video.
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Tuesday
9/28/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Photo critiques and planning visuals for your stories
25
Wednesday
9/29/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Prep
Read Tomkins ch. 9.
26
Thursday
9/30/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Mental health day: no class
27
Monday
10/4/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Prep + homework
Clark Part 3
Tompkins chapters 1 and 2
Quiz
28
Tuesday
10/5/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Outlines and storyboards
29
Wednesday
10/6/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Prep + homework
Write a one-paragraph summary and transcribe key quotes from at least THREE interviews and post to prep07_interviews channel.

30
Thursday
10/7/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Perfecting ledes and nut grafs
31
Friday
10/8/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Homework
If your story were due right now, what would it look like? List the lede/intro, nutgraf/hook, and notes on story structure in a post to prep08_ledes.
32
Monday
10/11/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Prep
Multimedia for all elements of first storyーimages, photos, video complete and link DM to Suggs
33
Tuesday
10/12/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Writing workshop
34
Wednesday
10/13/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Prep
Complete draft of mainbar complete and link sent to Suggs
35
Thursday
10/14/2021
​9:35 AM
Find the stories
Class
Editing workshop
36
Friday
10/15/2021
​11:59 PM
Find the stories
Assignment
All elements of first story done and sent by DM to Suggs
37
Monday
10/18/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
Clark part 1
Look at your main story. Which one (or more) of Clark’s tools can you apply to make your story better? Post to homework04_edits.
38
Tuesday
10/19/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Editing do’s and don’ts
39
Wednesday
10/20/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
Trade stories with a classmate. Using the microediting and macroediting list in the syllabus, suggest changes. Share with them and with Dr. Suggs.
Revise beat memo to reflect changes in second story
Set up meeting for Thursday/Friday with Dr. Suggs
40
Thursday
10/21/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
41
Monday
10/25/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
(alternate
) Watch
For each of these, what is one element of the story that looks familiar? What's one unusual or surprising element? Does it work or not? Write a short post to homework05_storyforms.
42
Tuesday
10/26/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Wrapping up editing and new story forms
43
Wednesday
10/27/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
Find a Youtube, Snapchat, TikTok, Insta, or Facebook story that is actually a storyーit has characters, a plot, and provides some kind of insight. Does it work? Could it be done better? Write a short post in homework06_morestories.
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Thursday
10/28/2021
​9:35 AM
Producing them for an audience
Class
New story forms
45
Thursday
10/28/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Prep
DM me a short message with topic for your second story, list of at least five people you plan to interview, two prior stories on the topic, and any ideas you have about story forms.
46
Monday
11/1/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
Final drafts of Story 1 DM to me
If you already have a portfolio, post URL to homework07_portfolios. Find LinkedIn profile and Twitter bios for two professionals you admire and write a short post critiquing their digital presence to homework08_socialprofiles.
47
Tuesday
11/2/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Portfolios for the digital age
48
Wednesday
11/3/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
49
Thursday
11/4/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Ethics in 2021
50
Friday
11/5/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Prep
At least three interviews completed; write one graf-summaries and transcribe key quotes. Post to prep09_newinterviews.
51
Tuesday
11/9/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Writing exercises + What do stories look like on social?
52
Thursday
11/11/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Infographics tour
53
Friday
11/12/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
Complete initial round of interviews (at least two in addition to earlier ones) and write one graf-summaries and transcribe key quotes to prep11_interviews
54
Monday
11/15/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
If your story were due right now, what would it look like? Draft a nutgraf/hook, and notes on story structure. Post to prep10_outline.
55
Monday
11/15/2021
​11:59 PM
Portfolios
Homework
Multimedia for all elements of second storyーimages, photos, video complete and shared with Dr. Suggs
56
Tuesday
11/16/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Writing workshop
57
Wednesday
11/17/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Homework
Rough draft of mainbar complete
58
Thursday
11/18/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Editing workshop
59
Friday
11/19/2021
​11:59 PM
Produce them for an audience
Assignment
Final draft of story 2 due
60
Tuesday
11/23/2021
​9:35 AM
Produce them for an audience
Class
Writing workshop
61
Monday
11/29/2021
​11:59 PM
Portfolios
Homework
Portfolios submitted to _portfolios channel
62
Tuesday
11/30/2021
​9:35 AM
Portfolios
Class
Portfolio presentations
63
Thursday
12/2/2021
​9:35 AM
Portfolios
Class
Portfolio presentations
64
Friday
12/3/2021
​11:59 PM
Portfolios
Homework
Portfolio reviews due
65
Monday
12/6/2021
​11:59 PM
Portfolios
Assignment
Revisions of story 2 finished and sent by DM to Dr. Suggs
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