Monthly Archives: March 2017

Last minute, but…

If you’re looking to expand your journalistic mind, we have a great opportunity tonight. A panel sponsored by the MDDC and SPJ is on campus tonight from 6-7:30, including, yes, my wife, but also a Washington Post power player. You … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 info

Now that you’ve gotten your feet wet with an in-class assignment, let’s try an event story on your own. Here is the assignment two prompt and rubric, due Tuesday, April 4, at the beginning of class. If you have edits to turn … Continue reading

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Common errors, part II

I’m seeing many of the same missteps over and over again on the first assignments. To underscore and underline them so you can avoid them in the future, here they are: Said vs. felt/believed: Use said. You’re not a mind-reader. … Continue reading

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Feature prompt

Here is the Ymca feature story. Due by 9:05 today in MyClasses.

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Be independent

Hopefully, you have read and taken to heart the handout on journalism ethics. I will be (briefly) lecturing on them in Thursday’s class. But there is one ethical concern I wanted to highlight as you formulate your plans for your … Continue reading

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Project 1 info

Here is the project1_information and the rubric. Also, here are the ethics commandments we discussed in class. Yes, they apply to your work on the project. Remember, you must get your idea to me by no later than March 30 via email. … Continue reading

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Attack of the snot monster

The flu-like illness that felled my wife and daughter over spring break has finally put me down, too. I thought about pushing through for Tuesday’s class. But the lecture is based on an excellent handout, which is scheduled to post shortly … Continue reading

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