Mapping your final projects

Here is the class map of your final projects. I thought you all did a terrific job, and I recommend that you take a little time to see what your classmates were up to. I hope you all have a great holiday break.

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Final projects: Final steps

All of you should have received an important email laying out the final steps for your final projects. If you haven’t received it, please let me know as soon as possible.

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Today and Friday

Just a reminder about what we will be doing today and (if you like) Friday.

Today’s class will be a work day for you to continue with your final projects. You may wish to get going on your videos — make sure you bring earbuds and the proper cable so that you can transfer your files to your iMac. Open lab hours begin at 11:45 a.m., so you can actually work straight through to the end of class at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, as soon as I’m done with my weekly television commitment (about 5 p.m.), I’ll open up the lab for more video work. Your deadline for finishing it and posting to YouTube is midnight. I will keep the lab open until midnight as long as there are people working.

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Reminder about final project deadlines

Here is a link to the post I wrote recently on your final project and all of the associated deadlines. Please re-read it and be careful about fulfilling all of the requirements.

As you know, your video will be due on Friday, Dec. 7, at midnight. Our lab will be open on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It may be open during the day on Thursday and Friday, but I’m told there are no guarantees — it depends on the schedules of our work-study students.

The lab will definitely be open on Friday from 5 p.m. until midnight if necessary — I will come in as soon as my weekly TV commitment is over and open it up. As many of you figured out the first time you used iMovie, it’s actually very fast and easy once you get the hang of it. Be sure to bring earbuds and some way to get your video onto an iMac.

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The trouble with numbers

Here is the slideshow that accompanied today’s discussion of Web metrics.

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Links for today’s class discussion

I plan to talk about two stories in class today, one at the beginning, one at the end.

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Pre-Thanksgiving update

First, I want to give a big thank-you to Chris Marstall, creative technologist at the Boston Globe, for arranging our tour of the Globe’s Idea Lab and of RadioBDC on Monday. I hope you enjoyed it and that you also learned something. I would like to see as many of you blog on this as possible.

Second, our first day back from the break — Monday, Nov. 26 — will feature four student presentations. We will be hearing from:

  • Matt Juul
  • Sarah Moomaw
  • Cecilia Akuffo
  • Zack Sampson

If you have presented and written a blog post about it but haven’t let me know, please send me an email as soon as possible.

Third, our Google Maps project has been posted on the Globe’s Your Campus site for Northeastern. If you haven’t seen it yet, please have a look.

Finally, your projects (story and slideshow) will be due at the end of the day on Friday, Nov. 30. Please take some time to review the various deadlines, which I’ve posted here.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

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