Reminder: We'll be going on a professional Web newsroom tour and talk at washingtonpost.com in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, Dec. 3. We're scheduled to meet with editors from 1:45 p.m. to 3:10 p.m., to allow for travel time to and from Virginia. We'll meet in the lobby of the building at 1:45 p.m. sharp. Chet Rhodes, AME for news video and a former broadcast teacher here at the University of Maryland, will join other editors in talking about how storytelling, story presentation and reader interaction at Web sites differ from storytelling in traditional media.
You will be given assigned questions to answer about the visit; your typed responses will count as an in-class grade and will be due at the start of the next class (Dec. 10). (Don't forget that your multimedia stories are also due at the start of class next week.)
Address for washingtonpost.com: 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, Va. 22201. The office is across from the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line. There is a parking garage for the building, but you have to pay to park.
If any of you would like to carpool together, this blog would be a good place to connect with each other. Leave a comment to this thread.
Before arriving: Please familiarize yourself with the Post's Web site, including its Politics section and Inauguration Watch, its photos and videos page (Cameraworks), its Discussions area and more.
See you there!