Wednesday, September 26

Agenda:

  • finish your practice page – due ASAP:
    • a good heading and sub-title (no punctuation or caps, except for proper nouns and first word)
    • your article properly formatted (bold names, said, direct and indirect attribution etc.)
    • a feature photo; an in-text photo – with a caption/cutline and punctuated; a pull-quote
  • start your article:
    • whom do I talk to and where are they?
    • what questions can I ask?
    • when will I arrange an interview?
    • what will my artwork be? Take a picture; stage a picture; or get one from the internet? (save links to where pic is from)
    • what angle or newsvalue should my story have?
    • what websites should I visit (save the links)

Monday, September 17

Agenda:

  • review newspaper articles:
    • some common journalistic edits:
      • hard news – always do this “quotequotequotequote,” said Person (bold first and last name first used – use only last name in subsequent references). Always put punctuation inside quotation marks
      • keep loaded words out: furious, in a rage etc
      • always attribute people using names
      • do a blend of direct attribution (“quotequotequotequote,”) and indirect (according to…____ commented on … etc)
      • present a balance of people’s thoughts on the issue
      • don’t end with any startling or new facts
      • do not use any slang or conversational writing – news is formal language
    • Review Journalism folder
    • Begin brainstorming ideas for content: open Story Ideas document in the Eddy document tab
    • do your edits on your article

Friday, September 14

Agenda:

  • Journalism 10, 11, 12 – open ‘Duffy’s Tips on Writing one’ – and the ‘AP Style Guide’ (both are in the Resources tab) Read through thoroughly
  • go in to the eddy and read some of the NEWS articles and the old PDF’s for exemplars of Hard/Soft News articles – examples of what your flood assignment article
  • work on your practice article about the flood – finish by the end of class
    • email to Ms. Shong (subject line: flood article)
  • if you finish early, spend some time looking around the Blog at all of the resources

Thursday, September 13

Agenda:

  • homework check of the Learning from the Pros assignment – discuss
  • Journalism 10 – open ‘Writing Great Newspaper Articles‘ and ‘How to write the Lead’ – discussion and start the assignment
  • Journalism 12
    • choose a feature article to start writing for practice/publication
    • review the rules for photography
    • review the ‘Checklist of Procedures’

Wednesday, September 12

Agenda:

  • Journalism 10 – some of you have corrections or need to complete the intro assignment from yesterday.Work on the following in class:
    • Open and read the document on the news values Learning from the Pros and work on the 4 Articles assignment (all in the Eddy Documents tab – you will have to rotate the articles on your device to be able to read them).
    • Essentially you’re reading each article, labeling what type it is (how do you know?), looking at the language (objective, subjective?), highlighting/taking notes on the attribution (direct quote or paraphrase)
    • This is due for tomorrow
  • Journalism 11, 12 – Discuss possible articles for practice which could turn into a published piece – help Journalism 10 students with their assignment