Some reminders and follow-up

The proposal for your social media project (Challenge 6) is due at noon Monday, March 24, and must be uploaded to the Google+ community. You need to request membership to join the community, and I need to approve you, before you can post. Please set up a Google+ account (if you haven’t already) and click the link to join the community ASAP because if you wait until Monday morning to try to join, I can’t guarantee that I will approve you in time. Even if you are not submitting a proposal (because you’re working with a partner and your partner is the one submitting the proposal), you still need to join the Google+ community to access your classmates’ proposals and other materials.

Ashley Manz will not be able to visit next week as originally planned, but I’m hoping to reschedule her visit for another week.

FYI, here are links to the Twitter-related sites we looked at last night:

Twitter Advanced Search

TweetDeck

HootSuite

Wefollow

Be sure to do the reading on media pitching and social media releases for next week. See the schedule for details.

Email me (to my SHU address) when you’ve figured out the event you intend to live-tweet for Challenge 7, which is due at noon Friday, April 4.

Spring14 – Social media project (Public relations option)

This project must be completed by noon Monday, May 12. This is an absolute deadline. You will give a brief presentation to the class that evening. Failure to complete the project will result in an “F” in the course, regardless of your point total at the end of the semester.

Description

You will apply the skills you have learned and the tools you have used this semester to either a public relations or journalism project. This post describes the public relations option. See this separate post for a description of the journalism option. You may work alone or with a partner. (The requirements are greater for those who work in pairs.)

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Spring14 – Social media project (Journalism option)

This project must be completed by noon Monday, May 12. This is an absolute deadline. You will give a brief presentation to the class that evening. Failure to complete the project will result in an “F” in the course, regardless of your point total at the end of the semester.

Description

You will apply the skills you have learned and the tools you have used this semester to either a public relations or journalism project. This post describes the journalism option. See this separate post for a description of the PR option. You may work alone or with a partner. (The requirements are greater for those who work in pairs.)

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Monday’s (4/17) class, special guest

I hope everyone is having a good spring break.

Alex Torpey, the South Orange village president and a new media consultant, will speak and answer questions during the first half of class on Monday. Torpey is one of the youngest mayors in the state and the country, and also one of the most social media-savvy. He uses social media extensively in his work. In preparation for his visit, please check out his website, his LinkedIn profile, his Twitter account, and this 2011 profile story, “The Social Media Mayor.” Please show up on time and come to class with at least one or two questions that you are prepared to ask him. I may have you live tweet his visit.

In addition, make sure you have done the assigned reading on social networking sites: the chapter in the Scott textbook and the web reading. See the schedule for details. A quiz is likely. Also, don’t forget that there are two challenge assignments that will be due over the next few weeks: Challenge 6 (the proposal for your social media project), and Challenge 7 (live tweeting an event). We will discuss those assignments in more detail during class on Monday.

Spring14 Challenge 7 – Live tweeting an event

This challenge must be completed by noon Friday, April 4.

Description

This challenge requires you to live tweet an event as if you were a journalist reporting the event to your followers.

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Spring14 Challenge 6 – Social media project proposal

This challenge is due by noon Monday, March 24.

Description

Submit a proposal for the social media project you will complete this semester. You must submit a proposal and have it approved in order to proceed with the project.

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Reminders: Challenge 5, Monday’s class (2/24)

Challenge 5 assignment: Even though the Challenge 5 assignment is not due until noon Friday, March 7, you need to start thinking about it now (if you haven’t already). You need to participate in a Twitter chat related to PR, advertising, journalism, or social media. I’ve given you several possibilities. These chats (which generally last about an hour or a little longer) only happen on designated days at designated times. Find a chat that fits your schedule. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Monday’s class: For Monday’s class, there is reading to do: a chapter in the Scott textbook and a reading online on Mashable. Check the schedule. There may be a quiz, which may also include a few questions on some of the stuff about blogs that we discussed in class last week. There will be two case study presentations on Monday: Brecken and Regan, and Elisa and Rich.

Spring14 Challenge 5 – Twitter lists and chats

This challenge is due at noon Friday, March 7.

Description

For this challenge, you will follow at least 30 accounts on Twitter and create lists to organize them. Also, you will participate in a live Twitter chat and then blog about the experience.

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Looking back at the scavenger hunt

Here are each team’s blog post summaries from the scavenger hunt. Nice work, everybody!

Marinna and Christine

Elicia and Ryan

Regan and Brecken

Rich and Elisa

Ashley and Glo

Brittany, Katherine, and Chris

John and Kelsey

Amanda and Jacqueline

Spring14 Challenge 4: Blogging and RSS feeds

This challenge is due at noon Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Description

For this challenge, you will identify several blogs of interest and add them to your blogroll and Feedly RSS feeds. Also, you will post a response to someone else’s blog post on your own blog, incorporating an image and a bulleted list.

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