JOUR 425 Multimedia Editing and Design — printed by VISITOR , NON-STUDENT, THIS WEEK LAB

WEEK OF FEB. 18

TUESDAY

Statistics

Read: Meyer, Chapters 4, 5, 12 and 14 through 16; Tufte (opt.); presentation and videos 1 and 2.

THIS WEEK

Charting

Read: Meyer, Chapters 11 through 15, style rules, presentation, videos 1, 2 and 3.

Due: GLANCE,ICON.

FOLLOWING WEEK

TOPIC | CHART

SYLLABUS

DETAILS | HIGHLIGHTS

Please submit GLANCE HTML before lab

Please submit GLANCE PDF before lab

Please submit ICON PDF before lab

VISITOR

NON-STUDENT

THIS WEEK LAB

It's time to get organized, visitor

Now that we've learned InDesign with our sample page, design basics with our first and news and photo selection with our second front pages (shown at right), it's time to learn tools that will allow us to do more than just react to material presented to us.

We'll start off slowly, learning Illustrator while creating an icon and informational organization while creating print and digital versions of a glance box. After that, we'll be learning how to tell stories with numbers — first with a predetermined set of statistics, then with statistics we research on our own. We'll also be learning how to tell stories with images in a photojournalism assignment.

Precise deadlines for some of these may change, but now may be a good time to begin thinking about how and what you might choose to cover statistically and photographically. The more you prepare now, the easier your task will become later.

Meanwhile, don't underestimate the difficulty of the glance assignment. It's not the technology that will be hard. It's telling information in non-linear, non-narrative fashion — the way that numerous studies have shown is more effective than long story text.

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