A guide for ENGL 2501 and ENGL 3801
Here’s a few things you need to know about Steve Balestrieri, who will speak to Emmanuel College journalism students on Wednesday:
For class purposes, this is a “how to conduct an interview” exercise. Steve will talk a little bit about his journalism career and answer questions.
Students in Intro to Journalism will have their first live-Tweeting exercise during class, using the hashtag #ECSteve. Please bring your cell phone or laptop — whatever you feel the most comfortable using for fast Tweeting purposes — to class. I will be collecting class Tweets in a Storify, which will allow us to see which aspects of Steve’s talk are highlights. You also need to take notes for a story, which is due Monday, on your blog, at the start of class.
Students in Feature Writing will NOT be live-Tweeting. Your challenge here is to control the interview — believe me, I know after years of staff meetings with Steve that keeping him on topic is a happy challenge — and determine what aspects of his career, for the purposes of the story, you want to highlight. The story is due Monday, on your blog, by the start of class.
Note to students in both classes: research your interview subjects as much as possible before the interview!