Schedule

ROBERT C. MAYNARD INSTITUTE FOR JOURNALISM EDUCATION
MULTIMEDIA EDITING PROGRAM

JUNE 1 – JUNE 30, 2011
REYNOLDS SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO

Unless otherwise noted, sessions will take place at the William J. Raggio building, rooms 1003 A & B.

Small gaps in the schedule indicate a break between sessions. Breaks during longer sessions will be taken at the instructor’s discretion. Open labs at the end of the day are for blogging and for coaching from specific instructors.

WEEK 1

Wednesday, June 1

6 p.m. Welcome and Orientation at Raggio Building (Buffet dinner) | Evelyn Hsu, Victor Vaughan, Deborah Gump

Thursday, June 2
Morning sessions will be at the Reno Gazette-Journal, 955 Kuenzli St.

8:30 – 9 a.m. Light breakfast available at Gazette-Journal
9 – 11 a.m. Peering into the Future: What trends are on the horizon and what impact might they have for journalism and journalists? | Josh Hatch, online content manager, Sunlight Live
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Life at the Gazette-Journal | Beryl Love, executive editor
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Drive back to University of Nevada, Reno (Lunch on your own)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Writing for the Web: Moving from Print to Online | Trystan L. Bass, senior editor, Yahoo

Friday, June 3

8:30  – 10 a.m. Equipment Checkout Overview: Computer Lab and Camera |
Vaughan & Derak Berreyesa, UNR School of Journalism technology coordinator
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Data-Driven Journalism: How to find, access, prepare and manipulate data to find and help tell stories | Bill Allison, editorial director, Sunlight Foundation
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 4 p.m. Start Making Sense: How to take spreadsheets and turn them into stunning maps, graphs, charts and other nifty visualizations without busting your credit card | Josh Hatch
4:15 – 6 p.m. Photography I: Camera, techniques and field assignment | Vaughan

WEEK 2

Monday, June 6

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Skills Week: Introduction & Overview (and equipment checkout)| Michelle Johnson, Boston University
10 – Noon Demystifying the Web: Basic HTML, Dreamweaver | Johnson
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:35 p.m. My Paper – Better Know a Maynard Fellow | Cecily Burt, Oakland Tribune
1:40 – 2:55 p.m. Business Models for Online Journalism: An Overview | Henry Lopez, digital development and projects manager, Santa Fe New Mexican
3 – 5:30 p.m. Photography II: Language of the Image, Basic PhotoShop, Photo Mechanic | Vaughan
5:30 – 7 p.m. Open lab | Vaughan

Tuesday, June 7

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon Audio Editing | Johnson
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Working Lunch: First Amendment Discussion (Lunch provided) | Warren Lerude, professor emeritus, Reynolds School of Journalism
1:45 – 3:15  p.m. Analytics: Know Who is Reading Your Site | Lopez
3:30 – 5 p.m. Live Blogging | Lopez
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Open Lab | Lopez

Wednesday, June 8

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon Soundslides | Johnson
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:35 p.m. My Paper: Better Know a Maynard Fellow | Kimiko Fieg-Peterson, Victoria Advocate
1:45– 5:45 p.m. Mapping | Part I: Working with breaking news; Part II: Evergreen maps
5:45 – 7 p.m. Open lab | Lopez

Thursday, June 9

8:30 – 9 a.m. Video Equipment Checkout and Orientation | Vaughan and Lopez
9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon Video Editing, Part I | Johnson
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 5 p.m. Video Exercise
5 – 6:30 p.m. Open lab | Lopez

Friday, June 10

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon Video Editing, Part II | Johnson
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:35 p.m. My Paper: Better Know a Maynard Fellow | TBA
1:45 – 5 p.m. Looking Forward in Tech: HTML5 – An overview of this emerging technology; Going Mobile – An overview of trends and the technology; Tool Exchange | Lopez
5 – 6:30 p.m. Open lab: Video Projects Assigned; Blog Show and Tell | Faculty

Saturday, June 11

Tahoe Trip, Time TBA w/Paul Mitchell, recruitment and retention coordinator, Reynolds, School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno

WEEK 3

Monday, June 13

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon Design | Charles Apple, visual journalist
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2 p.m. My Paper – Better know a Maynard fellow | TBA
2:15 – 5 p.m. Design | Apple
5 – 6 p.m. Open lab

Tuesday, June 14

9 – 10:30 Search Engine Optimization | David Arkin, executive director, News & Interactive Division, GateHouse Media
10:45 – 12:15 User Generated Content | Arkin
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2 p.m. My Paper – Better know a Maynard fellow | Jason Lantz, Idaho Statesman; Mike Odom, Fairhope Courier; Amity Page, New York Amsterdam News
2:15 – 5 p.m. Social Media Tools Workshop | Sona Patel, associate producer for social media, seattletimes.com
5 – 6 p.m. Blog time and Twitter on mobile setup | Patel

Wednesday, June 15

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon The Editor’s Mindset | Merrill Perlman, former director of copy desks, The New York Times
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2 p.m. My Paper – Better Know a Maynard fellow | Scott Waltman, American News; Sheryl Marsh, Decatur Daily
2 – 5 p.m. The Editor’s Mindset, Part II | Perlman and Gump
5 – 6 p.m. Show Your Videos
6 – 7 p.m. Blog time and open lab

Thursday, June 16

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning Drill; Game Time  | Perlman
10 a.m. – Noon Story Planning Across Platforms: Breaking News and Projects | Kelly Scott, senior editor/news, Reno Gazette-Journal
Noon – 2 p.m. Working Lunch with the Grammar Girl (Lunch provided) | Mignon Fogarty, columnist and provider of Quick and Dirty Tips
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Social Media Ethics | Patel
4 – 5:30 p.m. Web Strategy: Serving Your Audience | James Ku, senior editor of digital, Reno Gazette-Journal
5:30 – 7 p.m. Blog and lab time; today’s blog post must include video of one of the day’s speakers and text that explains the context | Faculty

Friday, June 17

9 – 9:45 a.m. Morning drill | Gump
10 a.m. – Noon The Big Type: Heads & Cuts on Display | Perlman and Gump
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:35 p.m. My Paper – Better know a Maynard fellow | Michael Thompson, Portage Daily Register
1:40 – 3:30 p.m. Disruptive Innovation: Leaving Your Great Ideas Behind | Larry Dailey, UNR Reynolds Chair of Media Technology
3:45 – 5 p.m. Editing Rim | Perlman and Gump
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Blog Show and Tell | Faculty

WEEK 4

Monday, June 20

9 – 11 Noon Ethical Decision-Making in the Continuous News Cycle | Pat Andrews, breaking news editor, Miami Herald
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 Continuous News Simulation Prep | Dennis Joyce, editor, Data Circle, The News Center, Tampa, Fla.; Andrews; Vaughan; Hsu; Gump
12:15 – : Continuous News Simulation 1 (lunch on the run) |
Faculty & Fellows, followed by process debrief

Tuesday, June 21

9 – 9:45 a.m. News Simulation Content Critique | Faculty
10 a.m. – Noon Excellence on a Budget: Simple, inexpensive tools to tell excellent multimedia stories | Jack Rowland, The Gadget Guy, senior video producer, St. Petersburg Times
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Data as Product: Constructing an Information Center | Dennis Joyce, editor, Data Circle, The News Center, Tampa, Fla.
3:30 – 5 p.m.: How Adults Learn | Michael Roberts, project director of NewsTrain
5 – 6 p.m. Open lab | Andrews, Joyce, Rowland

Wednesday, June 22

9 – Noon: Your Learning Modules: Getting started | Roberts
12:15 – :
Continuous News Simulation 2 (lunch on the run)
Faculty & Fellows, followed by content critique

Thursday, June 23

My Mobile App: Day One
Jeremy Gilbert, Northwestern University

You’re not too late to embrace this next wave of skills and technology. In this two-day course, we’ll explore what is known about mobile usability and teach techniques for creating mobile-friendly tools. Using HTML, CSS and Javascript frameworks, we’ll help you translate information into mobile applications and ensure a great user experience for your audience.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Introductions
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. UI Gestures: What makes mobile/tablet design different
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Hands on with mobile friendly style-sheets 12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch
2 – 3 p. m. Working with Frameworks
3:15 – 6 p.m. Hands on with Mobile Frameworks

Friday, June 24
My Mobile App: Day Two

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Mobile Web vs. Proprietary Apps
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Planning a Mobile Website
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch
2 – 3 p.m. Getting Started on a Mobile Web Tool
3:15 – 6 p.m. Final Project: Building a mobile web tool
6-7 Open lab and blog time

WEEK 5
Lab will be open at 7:30 a.m. daily

Monday, June 27

9 – Noon M is for Manager | Larry Olmstead, president, Leading Edge Associates
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch & My Paper – Better know a Maynard fellow
1:15 – 4 p.m. Leading Change from the Middle | Olmstead
4 – Open lab, blogging and work on learning module

Tuesday, June 28

9 – 9:45 a.m. The Morning Drill | Gump
10 – Noon Final Touches on Learning Modules
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch & My Paper – Better know a Maynard fellow
1:15 – 4 p.m.: Bringing Back What You’ve Learned: Your module reviewed
5 – 6 p.m.: Assembling the Learning Module Library

Wednesday, June 29

9 – 9:45 a.m. The Final Morning Drill
10 – Noon Fault Lines | Dori Maynard, president, Maynard
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Better Know a Maynard Fellow
1:15 – 4 TBA

Thursday, June 30

9 – 10: 30 a.m.: Program Debrief and Concluding Evaluations
Hsu, Gump, Vaughan

10:30 a.m. – Noon: Graduation and reception
Class and Faculty

 

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