25 - Here is your Final
Exam. Please e-mail it to me by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.
18 - Please read the remainder of the textbook. By Friday,
so some research to find a case study involving an American
media outlet and the Freedom of Information Act. Do a written
summary of the story and explain whether or not you think
the FOI request resulted in the media audience having a better
understanding of the story. Next Tuesday I will give you your
Final Exam which is to be returned by 5PM on Thursday, Feb.
11 - Your written assignment for Friday is to listen
to this short interview with American Red Cross publicity
Hugh in New Orleans. She is talking about the impact of
Hurricane Audrey and its impact on Cameron, Louisiana. Write
a newspaper article summarizing the major developments (5Ws),
and be sure to include several direct quotations. Your written
assignment for next week is to write your own obituary following
the guidelines in Chapter 16. Make the writing capture the
theme of your life. Also, read Chapters 18-20.
4 - Choose a news article from a newspaper or magazine
and rewrite it for use on the web. Include appropriate hyperlinks
and suggest lists of bullet points or other graphic treatments.
Follow the 10 guidelines in Chapter 12. Your paper should
be 2-3 pages double-spaced. E-mail it to me by Friday. Also,
read Chapters 15-17.
28 - Please complete your Midterm Exam and return it to
me via e-mail by Friday at 5:00 p.m. For next Tuesday, read
21 - By Friday, complete exercise #4 on p.128. It requires
you to conduct Internet research on several specific pieces
week complete exercise #4 on p.165 by writing a one-page article
about the minimum wage. Also read Chapters 9-11. Next week
I will give you your take-home Midterm Exam.
14 - By Friday, complete an exercise based on Ch. 4/Interviewing.
Assume New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan was going to appear
at Mount Washington College and you were going to have a chance
to interview her for an article on the MWC website. Write
a background memo (research her career) and write five open-ended
questions and five closed-ended questions you would ask her.
Tuesday complete Exercise #2 on pp.107-108 of your book based
on Chapter 5/Handling Quotations & Attributions. Also
read Chapters 6-8.
7 - For Friday read the article entitled "Five
Resolutions You Can Make To Become A Better Journalist in
2013" and write a critique of it. What do you
think of the author's ideas? E-mail your critique by Friday.
read Chapters 1-6 and read Appendix 2 (pp.499-505) to become
familiar with the basics of wire-service style summary. Your
first written assignment is to pick a Manchester or Boston
half-hour TV newscast and make a written log of the stories
it carries. Note details. Did the anchor deliver the entire
story or did a reporter do a video package? Was there natural
sound or video actualities? Then pick the front section of
a Manchester or Boston newspaper from the same day and log
the front-page stories. Note details of whether wire service
reports were used or did the paper assign its own reporter?
Bring your two lists for comparison.