Dec. 9: Portfolio and final paper due

Due Dec. 9 by 1:50 p.m.: Final paper & completed portfolio site are due during our final exam period, which is noon-1:50 p.m. Friday. Email me your reflection paper & make sure it has a link to your site.

  • See the notes posted on Blackboard for details on what must be included in your reflection paper.
  • Portfolio is worth 100 points.
  • Paper is worth 100 points.
  • I will be in my office at noon in case anyone would like to get feedback during the final exam period.
  • Don’t forget to post your portfolio link & a relevant pic to your Twitter profile too! Be proud of your work and promote it!

I had a great semester with you and hope you’ll keep in touch! You should be really proud of your work!

Good luck on your remaining finals!

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* Update on grades: All assignment grades are entered in Blackboard except for the second editorial calendar and extra credit.

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Our portfolio sites

I’m really proud of your work this semester–thank you for making this a fun experience!

Your portfolios are almost done and I’m looking forward to our premiere party! Links to each person’s portfolio are below (and will be added as I receive them, in between classes and meetings this morning):

Samantha Bencomo

Megan Benson

Tess Brock

Michaela Bukaty

Regina DuFaux

Mary Rose Hefner

Paige Jirsa

Georgia Kaye

Kasey Leeders

Travis Morgan

Heather Padilla

Morgan Powers

Elizabeth Robinson

Carolyn Rorer

Isaac Singleton

Joseph Stapleton

Elmina Tasic

Danielle Tolmais

Jennifer Ullman

Ryan Walaszek

 

Dec. 5: Premiere party for portfolio sites

Dec. 5 class: Last day of class! We’ll have a premiere party to take a look at your portfolio site and offer feedback. Everyone will have four minutes to present his/her site.

  • Attendance is mandatory

Due Dec. 5: Your portfolio site can still be under construction but it needs to be 85% done so we have a good sense of your purpose & the contents of your pages.

  • Email me the link to your site before the start of class (which means you need to activate the site so we can look at it in class)

Your portfolio is required to have the following pages:

  • Home (Name, personal brand, visual)
  • Portfolio (2 blog posts with related tweets & other social media posts; Editorial calendar; Twitter analytics for Oct. 10-Dec. 2; Narratives for each piece)
  • Resume (Descriptions of relevant experience, positions, education, activities, honors; Downloadable PDF)
  • Contact (Use form and include email address)

Due Dec. 9 by 1:50 p.m.: Final paper & completed portfolio site are due during our final period, which is noon-1:50 p.m. Friday. Email me your reflection paper & make sure it has a link to your site.

  • See the notes posted on Blackboard for details on what must be included in your reflection paper.
  • Portfolio is worth 100 points.
  • Paper is worth 100 points.
  • I will be in my office at noon in case anyone would like to get feedback during the final exam period.
  • Don’t forget to post your portfolio link & a relevant pic to your Twitter profile too! Be proud of your work and promote it!

Nov. 30: Last in-class work day on portfolios

Nov. 30 class: Last in-class work day for social media portfolio. I’ll give a final round of feedback.

Due Nov. 30: Your site’s home page and portfolio page(s)

  • Attendance is mandatory

 

Due Dec. 2: Your last blog post, with related tweets and other social media post!

 

Dec. 5 class: Last day of class! We’ll have a premiere party to take a look at your portfolio site and offer feedback. Everyone will have four minutes to present his/her site.

Due Dec. 5: Your portfolio site can still be under construction but it needs to be 85% done so we have a good sense of your purpose & the contents of your pages.

  • Email me the link to your site before the start of class (which means you need to activate the site so we can look at it in class)

Your portfolio is required to have the following pages:

  • Home (Name, personal brand, visual)
  • Portfolio (2 blog posts with related tweets & other social media posts; Editorial calendar; Twitter analytics for Oct. 10-Dec. 2; Narratives for each piece)
  • Resume (Descriptions of relevant experience, positions, education, activities, honors; Downloadable PDF)
  • Contact (Use form and include email address)

Nov. 28: In-class work day on portfolios

Nov. 28 class: Work on social media portfolio. I’ll come around to see what each of you has done so far and give you feedback.

  • Attendance is mandatory

 

Nov. 30 class: Last in-class work day for social media portfolio. I’ll give a final round of feedback.

Due Nov. 30: Your site’s home page and portfolio page(s)

  • Attendance is mandatory

 

Due Dec. 2: Your last blog post, with related tweets and other social media post!

Nov. 21: Work day on social media portfolios

Nov. 21 class: Work day on social media portfolios. We’ll get started putting them together, and you’ll get feedback on your resume.

  • Attendance is mandatory.

Due Nov. 21: All materials for your portfolio. It’s mostly gonna be screen shots of your tweets & blog post excerpts, so what you really need to have done is a polished, complete resume.

  • Bring an electronic or printed version of your resume–you will get feedback on it from your classmates during class.

Nov. 23: Thanksgiving break. No class! Safe travels!

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Nov. 28 class: Work on social media portfolio. I’ll come around to see what each of you has done so far and give you feedback.

  • Attendance is mandatory

 

Nov. 16: Start social media portfolios

Nov. 16 class: We’ll start talking about your final project—a social media portfolio. I’ll go over the elements that must be included in the portfolio, as well as some basic design principles to help you get started.

  • Read the Social Media Portfolio folder on our class blog

Due Nov. 16: Another round of Twitter analytics. Since you’ve got several more tweets now, you need to analyze your own tweets (not mine). Complete your Analytics worksheets and share it with me, along with your combined data file. Also write a blog post of 250-300 words based on the Analytics questions to consider file. (I shared those files with you when we did the first round of analytics.)

In your blog post reflect upon (you do not have to tweet it):

  • Thoughtful comparisons
  • Possible implications
  • Assess what you can improve

 

Due Nov. 18 by 11:59 p.m.: Your sixth blog post, two related tweets and other social media post are ALL due before midnight! Remember to see the grading sheet posted on Blackboard for complete guidelines.

 

Nov. 21 class: Work day on social media portfolios. We’ll get started putting them together, and you’ll get feedback on your resume.

  • Attendance is mandatory.

Due Nov. 21: All materials for your portfolio. It’s mostly gonna be screen shots of your tweets & blog post excerpts, so what you really need to have done is a polished, complete resume. You can bring an electronic or printed version of your resume.

 

Nov. 23: Thanksgiving break. No class! Safe travels!

 

Nov. 28 class: Work on social media portfolio. I’ll come around to see what each of you has done so far and give you feedback.

  • Attendance is mandatory

Nov. 14: Social media guest speakers in X332

Nov. 14 class: Guest speakers galore! (Ok, maybe not galore, but three.) We’ll be joined by SLU alums who will talk about how they use social media in their professional lives on behalf of their organizations and clients:

REMINDER: We are meeting in Xavier Hall 332. Attendance is mandatory.

Due Nov. 14: You don’t have to tweet questions to the speakers, but please check out the social media profiles of their respective organizations so you’re familiar with what our speakers do!

 

Nov. 16 class: We’ll start talking about your final project—a social media portfolio. I’ll go over the elements that must be included in the portfolio, as well as some basic design principles to help you get started.

  • Read the Social Media Portfolio folder on our class blog

Due Nov. 16: Another round of Twitter analytics. Since you’ve got several more tweets now, you need to analyze your own tweets (not mine). Complete your Analytics worksheets and share it with me, along with your combined data file. Also write a blog post of 250-300 words based on the Analytics questions to consider file. (I shared those files with you when we did the first round of analytics.)

In your blog post reflect upon (you do not have to tweet it):

  • Thoughtful comparisons
  • Possible implications
  • Assess what you can improve

 

Due Nov. 18 by 11:59 p.m.: Your sixth blog post, two related tweets and other social media post are ALL due before midnight! Remember to see the grading sheet posted on Blackboard for complete guidelines.

Nov. 9: Working in social media

Nov. 9 class: We’ll talk about what it’s like to do social media for an organization, and how it compares to doing it to develop your own personal brand (which has been our focus this semester).

  • Read blog folder Working in Social Media

Due Nov. 9: Interview someone whose job entails social media in some way and write a 250-word blog post about their experience. It doesn’t have to be their entire job, but should be enough that you can interview the person about how they use social media in their work. Specifically, you need to find out:

  • Their job title and description of what they do on a daily basis
  • Include a link to the person’s LinkedIn profile or other individual social media profile
  • Include a link to at least one of their organization’s social media profiles (one that the person helps with/is responsible for)
  • How they use social media for work and how that work has changed over time (e.g. if the social media work they do has grown to be a larger part of their job)
  • How they develop social media strategies
  • How they measure success on social media platforms (e.g engagement)
  • A few bits of advice re: social media for someone starting work in communication professions

You can interview someone you know for this assignment. I encourage you to talk to someone who can help you expand your professional network!

 

Due Nov. 11 by 11:59 p.m.: Your fifth blog post, two related tweets and other social media post are ALL due before midnight! Remember to see the grading sheet posted on Blackboard for complete guidelines.

 

Nov. 14 class: Guest speakers galore! (Ok, maybe not galore, but at least three.) We’ll be joined by SLU alums who will talk about how they use social media in their professional lives on behalf of their organizations and clients:

Due Nov. 14: You don’t have to tweet questions to the speakers, but please check out the social media profiles of their respective organizations so you’re familiar with what our speakers do!

Nov. 7: Reputation management, part 2

Nov. 7 class: More on reputation management. We’ll share what you found in your case studies and then move to focus on organizations that have faced threats to their reputations via social media/online.

Due Nov. 7: Complete the trolling case study worksheet and submit to me via Google Drive.

 

Nov. 9 class: We’ll talk about what it’s like to do social media for an organization, and how it compares to doing it to develop your own personal brand (which has been our focus this semester).

  • Read blog folder Working in Social Media

Due Nov. 9: Interview someone whose job entails social media in some way and write a 250-word blog post about their experience. It doesn’t have to be their entire job, but should be enough that you can interview the person about how they use social media in their work. Specifically, you need to find out:

  • Their job title and description of what they do on a daily basis
  • How they use social media for work and how that work has changed over time (e.g. if the social media work they do has grown to be a larger part of their job)
  • How they develop social media strategies
  • How they measure success on social media platforms (e.g engagement)
  • A few bits of advice re: social media for someone starting work in communication professions

You can interview someone you know for this assignment. I encourage you to talk to someone who can help you expand your professional network!

 

Due Nov. 11 by 11:59 p.m.: Your fifth blog post, two related tweets and other social media post are ALL due before midnight! Remember to see the grading sheet posted on Blackboard for complete guidelines.