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.
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
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
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.