09 Apr

What’s New

Nov. 11

We are delighted to welcome Channel 3’s Jessica Arp, a UW-Madison grad, to J335! We’ll talk television reporting. Then, we will try to select our final project and assign people to their teams.

Oct. 20

We will hear from last year’s Stark Internship winner Andrew Hahn. We will also partner up, pitch, and work on your Statehouse Story.

Sept. 29

We are going to work on our budget visualzations and revisit some nuts and bolts on lede writing. Be prepared to talk about the readings. We’ll also take a new style quiz. Hooray!

Sept. 24

Today, we welcome Professor Chris Wells of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to discuss data visualization. We will start work on a budget visualization story.

Timelines Timetoast http://www.timetoast.com/
Dipity http://www.dipity.com/
Timeline JS http://timeline.knightlab.com
Tiki-toki http://www.tiki-toki.com
Data Visualization Google Fusion Tables http://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/184641?hl=en&ref_topic=1652595
Tableau http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery
Datawrapper http://datawrapper.de/gallery/
Data Public Data Explorer http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory
Interactive Images ThingLink http://www.thinglink.com/
Taggstar http://www.taggstar.com/
Infographics Visual.ly http://visual.ly/
Infogr.am http://infogr.am/
Infoactive https://infoactive.co
Maps ChartsBin http://chartsbin.com/about/apply
Google Maps http://www.google.com/mapmaker
Statsilk http://www.statsilk.com
Zee Maps http://www.zeemaps.com

Sept. 17

Today, we will briefly discuss interviewing for your Mayoral Neighborhood Story, looking at budgets and using that information for stories, and what’s happening out there on this mortal coil. You will spend about 90 minutes engaged in a Scavenger Hunt to build information gathering skills.

Sept. 15

We are continuing to work on ledes and nut grafs. Today, we will watch a video of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. You will produce two ledes and two nut grafs. You will also select two quotes that would go in each story.

Sept. 10

Our guest is the excellent Jessie Opoien of the Capital Times. Two of her recent articles are assigned for today. We will also work on writing ledes and nut grafs. Jessie’s assigned articles are also here.

  1. A Wisconsin Field Guide to Scott Walker’s Vocal Tics (CapTimes)
  2. Wisconsin’s black unemployment rate highest in the nation (CapTimes)

Sept. 8

Today we’ll talk about what news is – we’ll also do some work on developing story angles and constructing our news diet.

You will also get your first assignment, the Observation.


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