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         Engaging students at Hopkins High School in journalistic matters.

October 14, 2009

Page Design Critique Activity

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1. Go www.newseum.org and click on Today’s Front Pages (right side of screen)

2. You will visit the following newspapers: The Bakersfield Californian, Detroit (Mich.) Free Press, Kansas City Star and one newspaper of your choosing.

3. You and your partner need to comment on each of the following pages using the knowledge gained from reading and class notes.  Use the following questions as a guide.

a. dominant element – what is it? Why does it work?

b. use of color and white space – comment specifically on the usage of

these elements.

c. what is used to create movement on the page?

d. how many packaged stories are on the page? What are the elements of

each package (on the page)?

e. why is the dominant photo on the page effective?  What’s happening in

the picture?

4. Create a detailed response as a comment in a Microsoft Word document.

5. Copy your document and then paste it in a comment post here.

September 14, 2009

Press Law Assignment

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Post the summary of your case, as a comment on this post, here.  Make sure everyone’s name in the group is on the comment.  Read and follow the instructions for the assignment carefully — especially for tasks #1 & #2.

August 24, 2009

New state, new school, new school year :)

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Hello, Students!

Please take a moment to post a brief summary about a newsworthy event from this summer.  You should summarize as many details related to the event as possible, employing the five Ws and H.  Identify any and all of the news elements as possible related to your story and include a sentence about why this event was significant to you (this is the most important part of this assignment).  Be sure to post your information as a comment in response to this post.  I look forward to reading each response! :)

December 15, 2008

2008 Top 10

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Time magazine has created a top 10 list for a variety of categories, check it out: http://www.time.com/time/specials/2008/top10

December 1, 2008

2008 Top 10 News Stories

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Students, please post your Top 10 news stories assignment here as a comment. 

I would like you to post your top-10 News Stories for 2008 as comments here. This list should be posted Letterman-style, meaning you list/rank your stories from 10 (least important) to 1 (most important). Please provide a brief, one or two-sentence, explanation for why you chose to rank each story as you did. These events can and should include news related to sports and entertainment; you should also include important local, national, and international events.  Be sure to identify the news elements related to each story. I look forward to seeing what you considered newsworthy… hopefully, your peers do too!

This assignment is worth 45 points and assignments must be posted by Monday, December 8 to earn full credit.

September 4, 2008

5w’s article assignment

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Please post a copy of your final draft as a comment here.

August 20, 2008

New school year

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I’m always trying to do a little more with/on this blog than I did last year.  I will have my Journalism 1 students post the final draft of their first writing assignment here.  Since I have three sections of J1 this fall, this will allow students, and anyone else who is interested, to “meet” them.

Students, please post your final drafts as comments.

December 12, 2007

Top Ten News Events of 2007

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Students,

I would like you to post your top-10 News Stories for 2007 as comments here. This list should be posted Letterman-style, meaning you list/rank your stories from 10 to 1. Please provide a brief, one or two-sentence, explanation for why you chose to rank each story as you did. These events can and should include news related to sports and entertainment; you should also include important local, national, and international events.  Be sure to identify the news elements related to each story. I look forward to seeing what you considered newsworthy… hopefully, your peers do too!

 This assignment is worth 30 points and is due on Wednesday, December 19.

November 5, 2007

Newspaper Front Pages

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Here  is a link to a resource especially for Journalism 2:

 http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default.asp?page=3

November 1, 2007

AP Stylebook resources

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I’ve recently found some resources to share with you re: AP stylebook.  I hope you will consider utililizing these resources to assist you in your journalistic writing efforts!  :)

 http://www.usu.edu/journalism/faculty/sweeney/resources/practice.htm

 http://www.newsroom101.com/

http://www.bu.edu/com/writingprgm/ap_styleguide1.pdf

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