Today we will be in the lab working on remediating your Truthometer scripts into iMovie. At this point you should have most of your script storyboarded and at least some of your video, images, and/or audio gathered. Today I will show you:
How to capture desktop video with Quicktime, including streaming video.
Today we are beginning the process of remediating a longer written fact-check — which you should have drafted in a Google Doc for today — into a video. According to media scholars Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, remediation is “the representation of one medium in another.” It’s what we do when we adapt or translate an idea, argument, or narrative (say, a 19th century novel like Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women) into a different form (say, a 2019 film directed by Greta Gerwig).
Today we are preparing you for the final assignment in Unit 1 — Truthometer — by looking over the materials, talking about ways of assessing fact-checking, and practicing assessment by using a rubric to provide feedback to our helpful volunteers.
Sources, social media, and a really bad coronavirus
Many of you have been using the current coronavirus crisis to fact-check a number of stories that circulate with suspect statements of fact. So let’s begin today by taking a look at this tweet from @DrEricDing, a Harvard-affiliated researcher who studies epidemics and pandemics.