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 Instructor: Jennifer ReevesNew Media Director, KOMUAssociate Professor, University of MissouriEmail:reevesj(at)missouri(dot)edu jenleereeves(at)gmail(dot)edu AIM and Skype: mizzoureevesClass Hashtag: #jenclassTwitter:@jenleereeves Nerd Blog:http://www.jenleereeves.com Cell: 424-7083 KOMU: 884-6397 x215Lecture: Monday 9:30-11:30Gannett 182Online office hours: 8:30pm-10pmTuesdays and Thursdays(The instructor reserves the right to change or alter any part of thissyllabus during the semester)
 Absences: You must work all of your shifts unless Jen approves your absence. You must find your own replacement with someone in thisclass when you cannot work a newsroom shift.Missing class is a big problem. If you are sick, email Jen in advance:reevesj (at) missouri (dot) edu or call her cell phone. Missing a classwithout a good reason will probably result in the loss of a letter grade.Reading: 1) Class handouts and links 2) One national newspaper andone local paper online daily 3) Weekly newsmagazine online 4) Staycurrent in breaking developments in online media, new webtechnologies, convergence and other media business deals.Viewing: Following the news is as important for web producers andreporters. 1) Watch a newscast on KOMU once a day or keep up withKOMU.com each day 2) Watch the competition on air and online atleast once a week (KRCGandKMIZalong with theColumbia
Missourianand theColumbia Tribune) Weekly work: Each reporter or editor taking this class will haveweekly shifts at KOMU. These shifts will include time to work onindepth or daily pieces for on air and online.Projects: Each student taking this class will take part in a project thatwill help boost your resume. In the end, you should take the work youhave completed to present in an e-portfolio as the final classassignment. Grad students must participate in a project, but they caneither conduct research on that project or complete a researchcomponent that is included on thegrading page)
Course Description
The purpose of this three-hour capstone/elective course is to learnadvanced techniques for reporting, producing and managing onlinenews and information as a successful addition to a local broadcastnewsroom.Students in Advanced Internet Applications for Radio-TV News willcreate and package content for KOMU.com or KBIA.org as well asresearch and analyze how best to use the web site to extend thereach and value of our news operation and the station’s other assets.You’ll examine the web efforts of other commercial broadcasters andcritique them in terms of eye-appeal, content and support for thestation’s mission and strategy. You’ll also build upon the computer-aided graphic design, digital audio and video production skillsincorporated in Broadcast News II and Convergence Editing classes.While you’re learning these online skills, we’ll also discuss some of the ethical, professional, legal and financial issues arising fromcurrent developments involving online and broadcast media.Outside of the standard shifts: Half of a newsroom shift will give youan opportunity to be the editor of KOMU.com/KBIA.org daily content.
The other half of a newsroom shift each week is spent working on:• Project work• Flash-training• Case study• E-Portfolio work*Work does not have to be based solely at KOMU or KBIA. Shifts canvary between the two newsrooms. Individual plans can be arrangedbetween Jen Reeves and Janet Saidi.
Weekly class discussionsWeek 1
: May 17:
Introducing KOMU.com and ePortfolios
- Thebasics needed to get the news on the web. Meet Travas Townsend,KOMU.com's webmaster (we'll drop by his office at the station).Navigate your role in the newsroom and in the dot-com area. Learnabout the projects for the summer. We'll also talk about your optionsfor building an online portfolio.
News From the 'Net
: Jen Reeves
:* Start looking at websites you can use for your News From the 'Netpresentations. (You can find a ton of linkshere)* Create your blog and start using it!* Join Twitter and followhttp://www.twitter.com/jenleereevesso she
can follow you* Start making sure you have a collection of all of your journalisticwork in a digital form. (For example, upload your video toVimeo, post.pdf's toScribdand embed photo slideshows fromFlickr .)
Week 2
: May 24 –
RJI Research, Social Networks
- AlsomeetMichele McClellanto learn about your case study for thesummer. Learn the basics on why social networks are a way toconnect with news consumers and help your career.
News From the 'Net:
Paige Hansen

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