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Posted on | September 30, 2013 | No Comments

This semester I have a very interesting group of students in my media writing 2 class.

Media writing 2 is all about writing, telling a story, for the media of today and tomorrow.

Today my students were divided into 4 groups that will rotate through 4 stations, each for a 2 week period.

Group 1 will write a 1500 word feature.

Group 2 will produce a 60 second audio information piece.

Group 3 will produce 6 image photo stories.

Group 4 will produce a 2 page newsletter.

This class is all about content.

Here is what the students were directed to for a bit of inspiration.

 

Why we are doing this!

http://mashable.com/2013/07/12/new-york-times-digital-magazine/

Inspiration for the 4 sections.

We are all about information!

1. Audio

http://www.myprgenie.com/articles/audio-news-release

https://soundcloud.com/cbs-radio-news

http://zu60.blogspot.ae/2009/03/zu-in-60-seconds.html

http://www.thecanadianpress.com/news_and_information.aspx?id=150

http://www.freestockmusic.com/2013/corporate-production-music/free-business-stock-music-news-current-events-60-second-bumper/#

2. Newsletter

https://www.google.ca/search?q=student+newsletter&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=AgBJUsb5BYLfswaL64GAAg&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=997&bih=573&dpr=1

3. Long Form Journalism (feature) with mixed media

http://epicmagazine.com/2013/08/deep-sea-cowboys/

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek

4. images

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/party-photos-of-the-week-opening-of-tiffanys-canadian-flagship-store/article14440969/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/images-of-week-3-action-in-the-nfl/article14457903/

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/nowthis-news-publishing-instagram-video-interview-series/s2/a554089/

http://mashable.com/2013/08/10/instagram-video-uploads-brands/

http://instagram.com/nowthisnews/

 

It will be very interesting to see where this all goes.

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