The biggest task ahead is your Twitter scavenger hunt assignment. Don’t forget to complete the Storify, publish it, and tweet the link before 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. It’s 10 percent of your course grade, so give it the time and attention that deserves.
There are assigned readings for Tuesday. Read them before class. For the “Twitter Beginner’s Guide,” of course you don’t need to read every single thing. But DO open it and have a browse around. There’s a lot of useful info there. Finish reading the other two items before class on Tuesday.
Thursday we have another guest speaker from our newsroom, and I’m hoping he’ll be able to tell us a lot of things we don’t know yet about WUFT and WRUF’s weather reporting operations.
These are links to some things Gary mentioned this morning:
- Organize the Noise: Tweeting Live from the Boston Manhunt (A reporter and a programmer on what social media coverage of the Boston bombings means for journalism)
- How Keepr helps journalists search social for meaning (How Keepr works, basically)
- The Keepr site (Try it out)
- WUFT’s Twitter coverage of the Pedro Bravo trial: @WUFTPedroBravo
Monday’s shift is 2 hours (because those folks missed Labor Day). All other shifts will be 4 hours. All shifts begin promptly at 10:40 a.m.
Have a great weekend! Go Gators!