Examples & announcements

Here are the feature ledes we went over today. (This will also be available in the handouts tab.)

Here is the information for today’s in-class activity:

  • “SU Hosts Inaugural Research Day and Innovation Showcase”
  • Bunk with the Beasts:This Bunk with the Beasts is a family camping night at the zoo. Families will set up tents on the grass between the Education Building and Visitor Center Friday. Activities include dinner, tours (including night hikes!), live animal presentations and s’mores. Cost: $20 per person includes dinner, breakfast and s’more snack.

Here is the structural example we looked at:
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And the statement-evidence-quote example:

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Finally, the instruction on pacing your story:

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Here are some examples of feature stories to look over:

For Tuesday, read chapter 10 – Storytelling & Feature Techniques.

Have a great weekend!

 

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Reading for Thursday

Your reading for Thursday is Chapter 7 (pp. 123-136) – Leads & Nut Graphs.

See you then!

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Peer-editing workshop

We will spend the class period working on perfecting your project one story. You should have two classmates review your story and fill out this peer-editing checklist for you to include with your project. (Have your reviewer write his/her name at the top of the paper.)

Before you turn in your project Thursday, you will need to fill out this rubric checklist for yourself to submit with the project. Remember, you must also include a list of your sources’ names and phone numbers. The only exceptions to the phone numbers are main event speakers and government officials.

On Thursday, you will turn in all of the following, stapled together:

  1. Your final draft
  2. Your filled out rubric checklist
  3. Your two peer-editing sheets from your partners
  4. Your list of names and phone numbers

Good luck!

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Reminders for tomorrow

Hello, everyone! This is a friendly reminder of all you need to bring in tomorrow:

  1. Your completed speech story (assignment 3) that we started in class (with filled-out rubric attached). This must be printed at the start of class, or you will receive a late penalty.
  2. Your completed project draft. We will spend the entire period doing peer editing on those projects.

See you tomorrow!

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Today’s assignment

Here is the prompt & the rubric for today’s in-class assignment. Before you begin, make sure you write in the answers to the four questions on the front of the rubric.

You need to use today’s class time to work on this story. Then, take it home, proofread it, and bring it to turn in at the start of class Tuesday. Be sure to attach the completed rubric with the article.

Remember – your self-reported project is due Tuesday. We will have our editing workshop during class. This is mandatory, so please come prepared.

Other announcements:

SPJ meeting – Citizen Journalism

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., FH 111

SPJ fundraiser

  • Roadie Joe’s, Monday, Nov. 6, all day

Fake News workshop

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., GAC Assembly Hall
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In-class critiques

For our in-class critiques today, we will go over two types of stories.

First, read this government story, and answer the first three questions on the front page of the critique.

Then, read this government story, and answer the remaining questions on the front page.

Next, we will watch this short speech together. Then you will answer the first three questions on the critique.

Once you have completed that, read this article, and answer the remaining questions.

We will complete an in-class writing assignment on Thursday, so please come prepared. Please bring headphones, as you will listen to a brief speech on your computer or mobile device for the assignment.

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Meeting assignment

Here is the information for today’s in-class assignment. Here is the rubric, which you need to print, fill out and hand in at the end of class.

In lieu of class Thursday, you will need to complete an online quiz on the following readings:

  • Chapter 19 – Government & Statistical Stories
  • Chapter 5 – Interviewing Techniques

Here are the class announcements:

  • Reminder: No class Thursday
  • Tuesday – in-class critiques of government stories
  • PACE class: Journalism & Democracy – Monday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., FH 111
  • Fake News workshop – Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., GAC Assembly Hall
  • SPJ meeting – Citizen Journalism – Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., FH 111
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