19 Feb

Office hours update

If you need some guidance as you work away on your IS pieces, I’m available tomorrow during my regular Thursday office hours in my office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Friday, you can sign up for a time to meet me between 10 and 10:30 a.m., and then again from 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. (Pay attention to the location on the sign-up sheet — appointments between 10 and 10:30 a.m. will be in my office, 5058 Vilas, while the appointments from 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. will be in the Journalism Reading Room across the hall from 2195.)

Sign up for a Friday slot here: go.wisc.edu/j202officehourswithstacy

30 Jan

Note on contacting university sources for the IS

As you get going on your IS projects, I’m going to ask you to hold off for now on contacting any university sources.

Let’s say your IS is about career counseling services on campus. You’re going to want to talk to someone who runs a unit like Success Works, but please wait to make contact with those kinds of sources until we can get you more guidance about who would be the best person. I’m going to have someone from University Communications look at all of your pitches and make suggestions on people for you to contact. This will make your lives so much easier so you don’t spin your wheels trying to find the right person.

So stay tuned — I’ll let you know when he’s had a chance to look at the list.


27 Jan

Come to office hours to talk about your IS

I hope I’ll see some of you this week to talk about your IS pitches. If you’re coming to see me Thursday during my regular office hours, you can swing by my office (5058 Vilas) any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

If you sign up for a time during my special Friday office hours between noon and 2:30 p.m., I’ll be in the Journalism Reading Room on the 2nd floor of Vilas.

09 Jan

Welcome to J202!

Hello J202! Welcome to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and to the start of our exciting six-credit adventure together.

During the first week of class, you should go to the second lab meeting of the week — this means that if your lab meets Monday/Wednesday, you should go to lab Wednesday afternoon, if your lab meets Tuesday/Thursday, you should go on Thursday, and if your lab meets Wednesday/Friday, you’ll go on Friday.

We’ll meet as a big group for lecture for the first time on Monday, Jan. 27, at 9:30 a.m. Here are things you need to do before then (or, ideally, before your first lab):

  1. Sign in to Google Drive with your wisc.edu account — that’s the only way you’ll be able to access any Google docs for J202.
  2. Read the syllabus, which is linked in the navigation bar at the top of the page. (Make sure you use your UW Google Drive.)
  3. Check out the schedule for the semester, also above. (Again, UW Google Drive.)
  4. On the schedule page, note the Readings tab at the bottom of the sheet as well. Complete the readings for the first week as soon as you can.
  5. Read and do all of the assignments for Week 1 on the Assignments page. (Guess where?)
  6. Read the Individual Story page above and all the subpages linked below it.
  7. Just ignore the Final Project pages for a while.
  8. Look at the Admin tab, too, so you know where to find lecture notes, extra credit info and other good stuff.
  9. Get some good sleep over the weekend.
  10. Take a deep breath. The fun is about to begin!