Professional Web newsroom tour and talk at usatoday.com in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, April 29: We'll talk with journalists there about storytelling, story presentation and reader interaction. 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 our last class. If you'd like, we could pre-arrange for carpools.
We'll meet promptly at 1:45 in the lobby of the building; please be on time.
We'll end the session at 3:15 p.m., to allow driving time before your next class.
Newswoom contact: Joshua Hatch, a producer at the site. Address: 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va., 22108. (It's really close to Tyson Galleria.)
Driving directions from google maps: Take I-495 W for about 18 miles; take exit 46A for Chain Bridge Road, 123/Tysons Corner/Vienna; take a quick right onto Tysons Blvd.; turn right at Westbranch Dr.; turn right onto Jones Branch Dr. Guard shack is on the right before the main building; check in with the guard, who will direct you to free parking.
I'll be leaving the Journalism Building at 12:45. Anyone who'd like a ride should meet me in Room 3117 at 12:40.