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SMPA 4180 Online Journalism Workshop


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CourseSMPA 4180: SMPA 4180 Online Journalism Workshop - T/R 2:20-3:35 MPA 525, (94946)
Description

This course is an intensive, upper level multimedia production seminar focused on advocacy journalism. Topics will include environmental, social and economic justice as well as civil rights. Students will hone digital storytelling techniques and improve their multimedia skills with the goal of producing portfolio quality content.


Over the 16-week semester students will explore the Washington DC metropolitan area and produce 4 multimedia packages that will be used to populate a website with original, engaging and compelling content.  


Each package will focus on an element of multimedia storytelling including

  • Podcast segment (3-5 minutes)

  • Documentary profile (1-3 minutes)

  • News package (2-4 minutes)

  • Multimedia package (3-5 minutes)

(Fall 2019Traditional)
Semester:Fall 2019
LinksWebsite   Twitter
CausesCivic Engagement Media & Broadcasting Professional Development Social Justice
Stats
18 People | 9 Impacts | 47 Hours

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Thank you for all your work last semester. Please help us learn about your course and service through this brief survey: http://gwserves.givepulse.com/survey/take/9wVfFGMNPWp2DJCVWYHw

Fall courses close for hour submission this week so make sure you logged all of your service hours. Want a fast way to check? Take a peek at your service transcript screen shots to help you through the process here: https://blogs.gwu.edu/nashmanfacultyupdate/2020/01/08/students-check-your-service-transcript-on-gwserves-givepulse/

If you don't see your hours here, we don't have them and neither does your community partner. If you are hoping for a service award at graduation, the deadline is April 24th. April 24th is the last day to submit your service hours. To learn more about award levels for service, please click here: https://serve.gwu.edu/awards-and-recognition

Thanks for serving!
Hello Community Engaged Scholars,
Thank you for your learning, research and service to our GW and DC communities this semester.

Surveys and Cookies
We have a survey that we’d like you to complete it is anonymous but we will be able to see how many students in each course complete the survey. All courses with a 75% or better survey completion by Midnight Dec. 11th will be eligible to pick up a free cookie from the Nashman Center on Friday the 13th (winners announced the morning of Dec. 12th). The survey will ask you to click the box for your course (so there is the potential to get many cookies if you are in more than one designated class). The survey link is here http://gwserves.givepulse.com/survey/take/9wVfFGMNPWp2DJCVWYHw

Be a guest blogger
We’ve heard great stories from a variety of research and service sites this semester and we invite you to share them with the community. If you or a team of students and your community partner would like to blog about your service or research experiences this semester, we’d love to email rachellt@gwmail.gwu.edu your words may inspire more students to serve and engage with your community partner. We’d love to publish your work!

Take your community engaged scholarship beyond GW publish/present/secure funding
You’ve done the work and submitted the papers-why not consider publishing or presenting your work or applying for a fellowship so that the field can learn from you and your community partners can benefit. Here are some great places to get started:
Check out our blog we are constantly adding new places to publish and present community engaged work many of these calls are looking for student research-other calls will allow you to present with faculty https://blogs.gwu.edu/nashmanfacultyupdate/category/publish-or-present/
Get funding (up to $10,000) to support and expand your community engaged work through a Knapp Fellowship proposals due May 24th https://serve.gwu.edu/knapp-fellowship-entrepreneurial-service-learning
Present your work at GWU research days (you’ve already done this work in your classes-so why not) and be considered for the Nashman Prize https://serve.gwu.edu/nashman-prize-community-based-participatory-research
Extend your work with funding from the Public Service Grant Commission https://serve.gwu.edu/public-service-grant-commission
Work with your community partner on a project for peace grant https://serve.gwu.edu/projects-peace
If your work community engaged work with organizations centers sustainability-apply for the eco-equity challenge https://serve.gwu.edu/eco-equity-challenge
Watch this space and submit your writing on your work in the DC community for the Julian Clement Chase Prize https://writingprogram.gwu.edu/julian-clement-chase-prize

It’s the last week of classes don’t leave any impact hours unsubmitted!
Classes are over soon don’t forget to put all of your hours into givepulse now so that they can be approved before Dec. 21st when winter break begins. Fall classes will close for hour submission on Dec. 22nd. You are eligible for awards and recognition at graduation for the hours your serve during your time at GW https://serve.gwu.edu/awards-and-recognition

To view "Nashnan Student Opportunities Slides.pptx," please visit the email.
I reached out to you individually if you have not yet submitted any impacts for SMPA 4180 on Give Pulse. I also emailed you if you submitted hours that were not "shared" with SMPA 4180.

***As a reminder, be sure to log your service hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Do not wait until the last minute to log your service hours.***

When you add an impact on Give Pulse, be sure that you click “Public” and not “Private.” If your setting is set to private, others will not be able to see your impacts. In other words, I will not be able to see if the impact was added correctly (which could impact it's verification) and Dr. Cheers would not be able to see it. If you have set impacts to Private, please adjust them as soon as possible.
If you plan to attend the Symposium, be sure to register as soon as possible. All students must register to attend whether you are presenting or not in order to both get class credit and be included in the lunch count please click here https://givepul.se/5dn7dq

For more information on the symposium and how to create a showcase presentation click these links https://serve.gwu.edu/symposium-community-engaged-scholarship (you’ll see a button with a link for information for presenters). The link answers most of the frequently asked questions about what presenting at the symposium looks like.
I emailed you individually if you have not yet submitted any service hours on Give Pulse. As the end of the semester approaches quickly, please be sure to submit your service hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

If you have taken any photos at your service site, please be sure to send them to me.

Registration for the Symposium will close TONIGHT at midnight Dec. 1st. All students must register to attend whether you are presenting or not in order to both get class credit and be included in the lunch count please click here https://givepul.se/5dn7dq

For more information on the symposium and how to create a showcase presentation click these links https://serve.gwu.edu/symposium-community-engaged-scholarship (you’ll see a button with a link for information for presenters). The link answers most of the frequently asked questions about what presenting at the symposium looks like.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
**When you are at your service site or working in class, please be sure to take a picture of yourself or classmates. These pictures will be used in a Power Point at the Symposium highlighting your classes community engaged scholarship.

***Please email me this photo. You can contact me through your class page on Give Pulse, I am an admin.

-If you have not already done so, please visit the link below to register for the Symposium.
--Link: https://givepul.se/5dn7dq

**When registering for the Symposium, the form will ask you for a title (since you will be presenting). The title you enter on this form is the title that will be entered in the CES Symposium program.

-Please click visit the link below to learn more about the Symposium's format.
--Link: https://serve.gwu.edu/symposium-community-engaged-scholarship

Please let me know if you have any questions.
In the "Documents" section, I added a PDF named "Nashman Student Opportunities." If you are interested to continue work in the community, be sure to check out this Power Point for grant and project opportunities.

If you have any questions about the Power Point, submitting impacts, the Symposium, etc., don't hesitate to ask.
This is just a reminder to log your service hours. When adding an impact, you will have the ability to click one of these options: Community Engaged Learning and Research, Community Organizing and Activism, Direct Service, Philanthropy, Policy and Governance, Social Innovation, Indirect. Below, I referenced this link to differentiate and to better explain some of the impact options.

-Direct Service: person-to-person, face-to-face service projects in which the students’ service directly impacts individuals who receive the service from the students. Examples include: Tutoring other students and adults, conducting art/music/dance lessons for youth, giving presentations on violence and drug prevention, helping in a homeless shelter, creating life reviews for Hospice patients

-Indirect Service-Learning (Indirect Service): working on broad issues, environmental projects, or community development–projects that have clear benefits to the community or environment, but not necessarily to individually identified people with whom the students are working. Examples include: Compiling a town history, restoring historic structures or building low-income housing, removing invasive plants and restoring ecosystems in preserve areas for public use

-Research-Based Service-Learning (Community Engaged Learning and Research): gathering and presenting information on areas of interest and need–projects that find, gather, and report on information that is needed. Examples include: Writing a guide on available community services and translating it into Spanish and other languages of new residents, conducting longitudinal studies of local bodies of water; water testing for local residents, gathering information and creating brochures or videos for non-profit or government agencies, mapping state lands and monitoring flora and fauna

-Advocacy Service-Learning (Community Organizing and Activism): educating others about topics of public interest–projects that aim to create awareness and action on some issue that impacts the community. Examples may include: Planning and putting on public forums on topics of interest in the community, conducting public information campaigns on topics of interest or local needs, working with elected officials to draft legislation to improve communities

Also, if you have note yet done so, please click here to register for the Symposium.
Just a reminder, here is the link to register for the Nashman Center Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship: https://gwserves.givepulse.com/event/register/119804.

The registration link for the Symposium can also be found under "Community Engaged Scholarship">"Events">"Fall 2019 Nashman Center Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship"
Hi all, just a few reminders:

-If you plan to do direct service, be sure to fill out this service waiver: https://gwserves.givepulse.com/survey/take/wq9uJGH00MH7Ju7oCCVe

-If you visit a community partner to conduct an interview, be sure to log it as indirect service, not direct service.

-Also, here is the link to register for the Nashman Center Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship: https://gwserves.givepulse.com/event/register/119804.
The registration link for the Symposium can also be found under "Community Engaged Scholarship">"Events">"Fall 2019 Nashman Center Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship"