As discussed in class, your assignment is to write a local news piece on a topic of your choosing. You must have 2 sources you are linking to. Consider also getting a comment from an outside source (ex: ask someone their thoughts on the topic). Your piece must be timely, accurate, and well written. Remember, a hard news story needs to have a factual approach. Answer the questions: What happened? Who was involved? Where and when did it happen? Why? Consider the tone you are writing in.
There is no word limit on this assignment, instead I am looking for you to meet all the other requirements. Content matters! Use your resources. I have provided a list of links to help you find some local topics you want to write about. DO NOT copy a news sites content. That is plagiarism. That would get you fired! Reference them, link to them, quote and cite them, but write in your own words
As appropriate use the AP Style Cheat Sheet.
Consider it your “midterm.” com-475-due-10-23
Download the document and follow the instructions on there. Any questions, just ask. This is due 10/23/08. If I am feeling generous, it might be all we do, aside from talking about the final project. We’ll see….
And yes, you read that right, final project. It’ll be here before we know it!
so if you’re playing the game and don’t get it, here’s what I sent to one student, hopefully this will help all of you: Continue reading
Presenting their findings from the bib on Wed 4/16:
Natalie, Mindy, Krystin, Matt M, Matt G, Katie, Miranda, Jenna, Lily, Solmarie, Claire, and Tawnie
Presenting on Fri 4/18:
Ed, Jordan, Matt R, Quinneka, Denny, Scott, Risha, Nick, Libby, and Chris.
Monday 4/21: Brian and any spill-overs.
Based on our class discussion Monday and the questions that you all turned in, I think we need to spend a lot more time on Chapter 18, as well as talking about media responsibility, effects, and race issues. Please remember to bring your books to class on Wednesday so that when I refer to a page you can flip to it.
I don’t buy into the concept that 1) we blame the media for everything, 2) that nothing should be done about it, 3) that some of you who don’t speak don’t have opinions (you know who you are-and you have good questions!) We’ll be working through some of the questions that got turned in that are really good. Others of you should be concerned: your question are not very good, not a reflection of the reading and you’re not participating in class. I believe you know who you are as well.
So while there’s no formal assignment, I expect you to bring your books and be familiar enough with Chapter 18 to answer the questions we’ll be going over.