Tuesday, Wednesday – October 14, 15

Agenda:

  • you should have made arrangements with your interviewee by now – if not make sure you this is done today; you have to get the interview so you can begin the process of transcribing the information into the article: some of what you transcribe becomes the facts or the content and you should have one or two good quotes.
  • complete the info into your Journalism Work Log about your current article
  • build a fake page:
    • you will be given a password to the Eddy
    • start with picking a photo to use and put into the format necessary for WordPress (see the tab ‘Images and Photography’ as well as the ‘How to…” document (in eddy resources)
    • create a post
      • follow instructions for inserting a feature photo: size, etc.
      • insert the lorem ipsum text as your pretend text in short ‘grafs’ – Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
      • come up with a clever heading
      • come with a sub-heading
    • SAVE the post – TAG it Practice Post

Wednesday, October 9

Agenda:

  • Open the documents/links from yesterday:
    • Journalism Log – document
    • ‘How to…’ document
    • Interview techniques – link
  • Work on the following:
    • pick a partner and practice an interview: Fake interview practice
    • what is a possible angle for your story? Start the process of making at least 5 questions for your interviewee; who will that be? where will you find them (see document on the wall) and when will you be able to interview them? Sometimes this takes place outside of class time; such as lunch, in the morning or after school.
    • depending on what the story is, what will your artwork be? stage a photo? ask if a photo exists that the eddy can use? Go the event to take the photo?
    • discuss your edits for the summative assignment.
    • read some news stories in the eddy
  • For tomorrow – have your questions ready for checking; begin the process of getting your interview on either Thursday or Friday

Tuesday, October 8

Agenda:

  • finish assigning stories -see Content tab
  • The process for writing an article:
    • how to do the interview
    • how to keep your journalism log
    • how to create questions if you are interviewing someone
    • how to decide on the news value if it is an internet research based article
    • Journalism log (document)
    • How Do I Begin Checklist of Procedures (document)

Friday, October 4

Agenda:

  • Summative Compositions or possible Feature Article for the eddy due today – the printers should be working
  • Review the flood articles based on yesterday’s criteria
  • review 6 rules for writing the lead (in the eddy resources tab)
  • Time to start thinking about content for the eddy. In the tab eddy documents, open the document and download to your files ‘Story Ideas’ – for Monday, this document should be filled out as best as possible

Wednesday, Thursday – Oct 2, 3

Agenda:

  • Review types of news – upload your document here
  • go to eddy resources and download “Learning from the Pros; with a partner go through the 4 articles and follow the instructions
  • How to write the Hard News Story – the inverted pyramid:
  • Review “Learning from the Pros’
  • Open the documents on ‘The Lead’
  • For both of the Flood Hard News examples, highlight, take note (annotate) the following:
    • the lead 5’W and the H
    • who was interviewed?
    • highlight the attribution – direct or indirect?
    • take note of the language – is it objective?
    • how does the article fit the Pyramid style of Hard News stories? Explain
  • SUMMATIVE ASSIGNMENTS DUE TOMORROW – FRIDAY!!!!

Monday, September 30

Agenda:

  • if you were away Friday, there are some new documents under the Summative Assignment #1 in the JNM tab. One is called Sources and Attribution (read this) and the other is called Feature Template. If you are in the course for your English 11 credit, you must complete the template for today! Other students should be working on their stories for the eddy.
  • With your template complete (sources chosen etc.), you should begin writing your feature composition; you should also choose an image that supports the overall ideas that you are exploring for your audience. You have one more class day to work on this. It is due Wednesday, October 2. You will submit the written portion of your composition on paper. We will discuss the image and the post at a later date.