Comm 231: March 28

Slide Show

Multimedia Assignment


Infographics:

What the Heck are… Infographics? And Why You Should Use Them!


Examples:

Best and worst times

Bumps, bruises and breaks

Passwords

Save the Children


Creation Guide:

Elements to an Infographic

 

infographic-layout-1

Colors for Infographics


Class Assignment:

Student Enrollment

The largest of four comprehensive universities within the Connecticut State University System, CCSU enrolls about 8,500 full-time and 4,000 part-time students. Of these, about 10,000 attend as undergraduates, and 2,400 as graduates.

Students comprise 42 percent of the School of Arts & Sciences enrollment (5,300).

Female students account for 48 percent of the undergraduate student population; males, 52 percent.

CCSU is richly diverse: about 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage; African American students comprise more than 8 percent of the student body; Latinos, nearly 8 percent; and Asians, almost 3 percent.

Source: CCSU.edu


Assignment: Infographic 

Create an infographic of your resume using Photoshop. 

It must:

  • have the dimensions be 2048 X 2732 pixels for the canvass
  • have some numbers (data) in it
  • be aesthetically pleasing; use the techniques we’ve covered in class, and be informative 
  • tell your story with no confusion
  • make sure the message (information you want to convey) is what stands out
  • use creative commons images
  • have no spelling or grammar mistakes
  • have your Linkedin or Website URL on it

Embed your infographic in a blog post with a paragraph setting it up. Write an SEO friendly headline, too. Put it in a category.

Example 1 and Example 2 of A work.

You will have next class to work on this. I will provide feedback over the CCSU infographics next class. 

 

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Comm 231: March 21

Feature Writing for Digital Stories:

Be objective. You are the narrator, not the main character.

Write in third person. Do not use: I, you, we, our, etc.

Write a lead that hooks the reader. Should be one sentence.

Use quotes and attribute them. Start the sentence with the quote and then use said. Example: “This challenge is the real deal,” Chiara said.

Hyperlink if possible. Especially, if it will clear up confusion or gives more context.

Use pull quotes. Don’t use too many, but used sparingly, they can be effective in emphasizing key points.

Use captions with your pictures. It will help the reader understand why that particular photo is significant to the story. It also helps with SEO.

Check for spelling and grammar. Edit in layers.

Example of a feature story