Final assignments

It’s great to be back home after a very productive and enlightening time at the National Communication Association’s annual conference in Chicago. I presented my social network analysis of the Twitter networks formed around California’s five largest HMOs, and the work was well-received.

Here are a few pics that  I managed to grab, in between running from one conference hotel to the other!


Chicago skyline


Art Institute of Chicago


S. Michigan Avenue – reminds me of NYC!

Meanwhile, after seeing the end of the semester in sight for so long, it’s odd that it’s finally here! So, here is a recap of the final assignments that are forthcoming. I’ve also uploaded another copy of the Twitter and extra credit assignments here.

1) Live Tweeting reflection with Storify. You should upload your Storify link to your blog by 5pm tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25. We discussed the details of this assignment last week in class. Remember, the point of it is to have you reflect on the experience of live tweeting. How did it go? What were the challenges and opportunities this tactic provided? What surprised you about it? Did you get any engagement from other Twitter users? What do you think you could have done better? What went great? Do you think this is a worthwhile tactic for an organization – why/why not? How does it support the best practices we’ve been discussing all semester?

2) Final papers and presentations. Final papers are due in class on Thursday, December 4. You should refer to the assignment sheet to make sure you are submitting everything that is required. Also, make sure to give me a hand-out of your PP slides.

Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long, and should essentially go through your final papers. On Tuesday, December 2, Megan, Mac, and Gitaine will present, and everyone else will present on Thursday. Therefore, we will have 2 shorter classes.

3) Extra credit. Extra credit assignments (optional) are due on Tuesday, December 9, 12pm, via email to me. More information is in the attached file.

3) Graduate students: Your final Arthur W. Page Case study is due December 12, 12pm. It need only include the case analysis and teaching note. PP is not required by 12/12, but is required for submission in January.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with your friends and family.

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