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Instructor: Ed Brouder | 603-668-0625

August 12 - Your final written assignment is to read the article entitled "Social Media and Fair Use: Pinterest as a Case Study." Write a critique of the article applying some of the legal concepts covered in class. The assignment is due Friday at 5:00 p.m. Your Final Exam is due at the start of our final class next Wednesday.

August 5 - Finish reading the textbook. Your written assignment is Exercise 11.1 "News Releases" on pp.249. Do only the "Department Head Leaves" scenario. As public relations director for the hospital, write the appropriate press release announcing the change of management in the purchasing department. The book gives you more information than necessary; you decide which info is vital for the press release. The assignment is due on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

July 27 - By Friday at 5:00 p.m. go online and find three photographs that you think are above average illustrations of a recent news event. Think about composition, light, contrast and the rule of thirds. Cut and paste the images into a Word document and provide the links. For next Wednesday (Aug. 5) complete Exercise 10.6 "Developing an Advertising Strategy" on p.221. Also, read Chapters 11 & 12.

July 22 - Please e-mail your Midterm Exam to me by Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Also, read Chapters 9 & 10. Remember, we will meet on Monday instead of Wednesday next week.

July 15 - Read Chapters 7 & 8 for next week. By Friday at 5:00 p.m. please submit, via e-mail, Exercise 5.9 "Writing Leads 1" on pp. 92-93 of your textbook; do only the paragraphs entitled "Crash" and "Journalism Students Meet". For next Wednesday complete Exercise 6.2 "Meeting Stories" on pp.110-111. Remember, a reporter doesn't need to include every single piece of information they learn in the article they write.

July 8 - Read Chapter 5 & 6 for next week. By Friday at 5:00 p.m., please submit, via e-mail, Exercise 3.16 "Using the Stylebook 14" on page 52 of your textbook. For next Wednesday complete (A) Exercise 4.4 "Editing 1" on p.72; and (B) Exercise 4.7 "Developing a Story Idea" on p.73.

July 1 - Please read through Chapter 4 for next week. Your first written assignment is to complete exercise 1.4 "An Incident," on page 9 of your textbook. It should be sent to me by e-mail by Friday at 5:00 p.m. Your second written assignment is due in class next Wednesday. Make an alphabetical list of as many homophones as you can think of (words that sound the same but are spelled differently; examples: so, sew; seen, scene).