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Reminders about final project requirements

Due date: next Wednesday, March 14th Requirements: – Paper – 2100 – 3000 words (7-10 pages double-spaced) – Media project: at least 7 pieces from your blog, or created new (if you’re doing a video, don’t worry about this requirement) … Continue reading

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Full bibliography for the course reader

… is posted here! (Also available under Schedule & Reading.)

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Tips for producing a good video

I’ve created a pdf of tips for producing a good video … also available in the Handouts & Powerpoints section. It’s full of advice on how to plan, shoot and edit a news-documentary style video!

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Presentation schedule and reminders

Reminders: – BRING YOUR FIELD DIARY for me to look at – Please keep your presentation under 10 minutes – Practice it beforehand – Bring or send me a powerpoint (you can use your own computer if you want) – … Continue reading

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Fun landscape interventions!

Here are two cool little examples of urban interventions sent in by your classmate Ellen. If you have others to add, let me know!

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UPDATE: Critical Media Analysis paper … canceled!

The Critical Media Analysis paper is now an extra credit assignment. Turn it in anytime between now and the end of the quarter for 1% extra credit added to your final grade.

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Artist Bryan Zanisnik has created a beautiful and captivating contemporary photo essay about the New Jersey Meadowlands, inspired by Robert Smithson. It’s called Beyond Passaic. Enjoy!

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Tips on shooting interviews and b-roll from Project: Report

Many of you are thinking about using video in your final projects. If you are one of these, you should definitely check out Project: Report, a program sponsored by YouTube and others that supports grassroots journalism. They have helpful little … Continue reading

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Please enjoy this little bit of fun in the Onion.

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Since it’s paper-writing season, I thought you might enjoy these fun and amazingly entertaining grammar reminders from the Oatmeal!  My favorite: (We’ll go over semicolons on Monday.)

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