Assignments

This page is used primarily for links you will use in lab and only is guaranteed to be updated prior to Lecture. Please check the Schedule to be sure you are completing what is assigned for lecture (including the readings), as well as to see what is due in the upcoming weeks. 

NOTE: You will need to be signed in to Google Drive using your wisc.edu account to access the assignment materials.

Week 12+

Please see the final project section for final project assignments and deadlines and the Schedule for Portfolio assignment deadlines.

Lecture:

Important milestones:

  • Week 13 (lecture) – Portfolio site blogpost #3 + Portfolio website (check your assignment sheet again for the criteria of the Portfolio website)
  • Week 13 (lecture) – SPM project pitches
  • Week 13 (lab 2) – Platform team meetings
  • Week 14 (lecture) – Practice pitches
  • Week 15 (May 10, Thursday) – Final presentations, 2:45-4:45 p.m., Vilas 2195

Week 11

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Due in Week 12 (before lecture):

Week 10

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Due in Week 11 (before lecture):

Week 9

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Due in Week 10 (after Spring Break):

Week 8

Lecture:

  • DUE: Portfolio site Blog Post #2 (Make sure you also submit to Canvas!)

Due in Week 9:

Week 7

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Week 8 – Midterms:

  • Your midterm packet is available here
    • You will get the password from your TA in lab 2
  • Quiz #6 in week 8 will include quiz questions related to the midterm story assignment

Due in Week 8:

  • Blog Post #2

Week 6

Lecture:

  • DUE: iMovie training + verification (training materials are fair game for quizzes)
  • DUE: IS interview/profile story (including interview notes and interview transcript)
  • NOTE: For The Persuaders (Week 6 reading), the link takes you to the full movie. You are encouraged to view the full movie, but you are only required to view Chapter 5 (jump to the fifth dot for “The Narrowcasting Future” slightly after the 39-min mark).

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Due in Week 7:

Week 5

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Due in Week 6:

Week 4

Lecture:

  • DUE: IS Final Pitch to Canvas (for students who are asked to repitch)
  • DUE: Extra Credit Feature Leads (J202 Facebook group)
    • The facebook post is up! Make sure you post your leads/nut grafs in the comments to the post.
    • Stacy’s post (on Facebook group and J202 website) includes a video with more on how to write feature leads
    • Assignment sheet is here
    • They can look for fellow collaborators through the Facebook group, or using Canvas (People tab)
    • Example from New York Times: Saved From Harvey’s Floodwaters, Twice. So How Did She End Up Dead? (nut graf: paragraphs 5-6)
    • Nut graf = your story in a nutshell; the “kernel” of your story

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Due in Week 5:

Week 3

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Week 2

Lecture:

Lab 1:

Lab 2:

Week 1

Introductory material to complete before coming to our Week 2 lecture, Monday, Jan. 29 (or ideally before your first lab)

  1. Read the Syllabus
  2. Read the Formatting assignments sheet
  3. Read the Understanding your grades sheet
  4. Read the Extra credit and professional practice sheets
  5. Fill out this About Me form
  6. Read the AP style tipsheet
  7. Do the WordPress training, accessible under the training tab above
  8. Read the Portfolio site assignment sheet and make note of the deadlines listed there
  9. Read the Media analysis assignment sheet
  10. Get started on the Grammar and style training