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Final Review - FDOM
Fundamentals of Digital/Online Media
Cindy Royal, Ph.D
Texas State University
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
• This review is not meant to give you any
answers but to point you in the direction of
how you should prepare for the exam.
• You’ll need to review all chapters,
presentations and other readings.
• I leave on the morning of Aug. 7, so be sure to
get any questions about your blog posts
answered in advance of the final.
• Blog posts are due by midnight on Aug. 7.
• Tuesday, Aug. 6, in class at 2pm. You will have the
entire class period to complete, but is likely to take 30
minutes or less.
• I will provide scantrons. Bring a pencil.
• The exam has 50 questions. Multiple Choice/TF.
There is one short answer question for extra credit.
• About 25% of the exam will cover comprehensive
items from throughout the session. 75% will cover new
• You will not be allowed to use any outside resources
during the exam. You will be asked to put away books,
notes, laptops, phones, tablets, etc.
• Since the midterm, we have covered
chapters 7-11 in Journalism Next.
• Know any key terms
• Re-read every chapter
• Review the powerpoints that are all linked on
the Outline of the course site.
• If we discussed it in class, it is likely to show
up on the exam.
• I did a few additional presentations. You
should be familiar with these concepts
• Online Business Models and Personal
• Music Sharing
• Trends in Advertising and PR
We watched several videos
•Vaynerchuk – Legacy is Greater Than Currency
•Amanda Palmer TED Talk
•Sheryl Sandberg TED Talk
•Marissa Mayer on CNN
•Evan Smith of Texas Tribune
•Net Neutrality videos
•They are all linked on the Outline if you need to
You will not need to know very detailed items, but
you should have some recollection of the things
we discussed, major players, major events.
• We had several examples of multimedia and data journalism that
we reviewed in class. Know the significance of each.
• Know the general concepts behind The Long Tail and Free
(mostly covered in the Business Models prez)
• Review the Music Sharing links (mostly covered in the Music
• We had links on Video Games and Social Issues in Online
Media. Know the main concepts of each. We discussed in class.
• You had some articles under Resources on TRACS, by me,
Vaynerchuk and Briggs. Know the main concepts.
• You looked at several future trends articles. Be prepared for their
• Pew Reports – if it was an important detail, we probably
discussed and it is probably in a presentation.
If you have read and commented on each news
item then you should be familiar with any of the
overall issues we discussed so far.
You should know about important people,
companies, events, concepts:
•Heads of all the major companies we have
discussed, Google, Yahoo, Tumblr, Twitter,
•Role of data journalism
•Interesting players in music; implications for
•Implications in an Ad or PR career
•People with ideas about the future
•Significance of net neutrality
If you have been:
•Keeping up with the reading
•Attending class and engaging in discussion
•Watching all assigned videos
•Engaging in news discussion
You should ace it!
If you have a burning question, you can ask on
the Facebook group or email me
email@example.com. Otherwise, we can discuss
in class on Mon. I will review a few things in class
on Mon. that may show up on the exam.