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Remixing the News: Zeegas in the classroom


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Presentation given at the Journalism/Interactive 2014 conference on April 4, 2014

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Remixing the News: Zeegas in the classroom

  1. 1. Remixing the News Presented at the Teach-A-Thon Journalism/Interactive 2014 Donica Mensing @donica Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
  2. 2. WANTED: A better way to engage beginning students with news
  3. 3. And, a better way to learn: How to find and evaluate local news How to make defensible news judgments How to create a news product to engage an audience How to share a product to reach an intended audience
  4. 4. Teach students to remix the news
  5. 5. Storify Zeega Spundge Pop Trove News Peg
  6. 6. Zeega is a fun interactive media tool students can use to curate news. It was created by Matter, a San Francisco-based accelerator for mission-driven games committed to changing media for good.
  7. 7. Washington: A Zeega by NPR
  8. 8. Assignment Create an engaging news product that takes one to two minutes to watch Include three to five noteworthy local news stories (can also include weather, sports & entertainment) Of importance and interest to students Publish daily and share on social media
  9. 9. Learning from mistakes Search skills Story selection Short, accurate writing Visual design Meeting deadlines Punctuation and spelling
  10. 10. Assessment Did you include "newsworthy" stories for the day? Is your writing accurate, concise, and correct? Is your visual storytelling legible and attractive? Do your choices violate professional standards? Did you meet your deadline?
  11. 11. Resources Zeega FAQ: How journalists can use interactive storytelling tool Zeega, IJ Net, Margaret Looney KQED Tutorial: Poynter’s News University free tutorial/webinar on Zeegas:
  12. 12. If you have examples of Zeegas you like, please tweet them! And if you try this assignment, let me know. @donica Reynolds School of Journalism