A guide for ENGL 2501 and ENGL 3801
It has been a challenging few months for my Emmanuel College students, between the snowstorms that wiped out classes during the first part of the semester and their professor’s demands (Sorry about the April Fool’s video joke, Writing for Electronic Media students. Many apologies for forcing you to read Dr. V’s Magical Putter, Introduction to Journalism students. Thanks for putting up with the cough from hell, both classes).
On Monday, they will march out in the rain (again with the weather, Mother Nature?) for their final project: Covering the Boston Marathon. Introduction to Journalism students have chosen specific runners to follow and will incorporate details from watching the race themselves into their profiles as well as shooting a photo gallery; Writing for Electronic Media students are writing a story of their choosing focusing on a specific detail of the race, shooting video and photos and creating a Storify.
The first student started Tweeting using the hashtag #ECBM on Sunday. Expect to see that hashtag popping up on Twitter all through Patriots Day.
Follow their progress on Rebel Mouse, below (the 2014 Tweets are from last year’s students).