I’m finding that some of you are having trouble linking to your Linked In profile. We had a demo in class on how to set that up, but in case you missed it, here’s how to do it:
Well, almost. But you’ve still got some projects to finish before you’re done for the semester. Here’s the list:
Here’s the link for the Dreamweaver exercise:
. Please download the sample files for this project. I’ll review the basics in class to get you started, then ask you to follow the directions on this page to complete this exercise. You’ll have until the end of next week to complete it. When you’ve finished it, you can preview your web page in a web browser for me.
This exercise is worth 5 points.
P.S. If this exercise turns out to be a piece of cake for you, you might want to complete the second half of this exercise. It’s worth 1 point extra credit.
As I reviewed your topical blogs a week or so ago, in the process of grading them for the first half of the semester, I noticed that some of you aren’t keeping up with your weekly+ blog posts.
That’s not good.
In blogging, consistency is key. You need to blog on a regular schedule — at least one new post a week — and be creative enough and disciplined enough to maintain that schedule. That’s one thing potential employers will look for. Publishing a cluster of posts, followed by gaps of time when you publish no posts, is not nearly as effective when it comes to attracting — and keeping — readers.
We’re down to the last three weeks of the semester, so you need to Read the rest of this entry »
Speaking of video and such, broadcast prof Diane Guerrazzi sent us an email from BEA 2012 (the annual Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas) about a cool new FREE smartphone app for journalists. She wrote:
“I just saw an impressive demonstration about using an iPhone or an IOS device (iPod Touch, iPad) for newsgathering. It’s all through an app: Voddio.
“[It] can record video and audio, edit right in the phone, and the system can integrate into systems such as EZNews.”
Might be worth checking out at
The bad news is that WordPress (at least the free version we’re using) doesn’t support audio uploads, unless you pay for an upgrade. Bummer!
But there are other options, including free podcast hosting sites like podbean.com, Podomatic and Soundcloud. Once you’ve uploaded your podcast to a site like Podbean, you’ll be able to put a link to your podcast on your topical blog — and complete the final step of the podcast project. It’s worth a point.
BTW, another option is to import your podcast audio track into iMovie or MovieMaker, along with a single photo in the video track. Save this project as a “video,” upload it to a video hosting site, and embed it into a blog post. Voila! Now people can listen to your podcast.