April 27 class

April 27, 2009

Today’s agenda:

  • Student evals
  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • Review for final project
  • Extra credit/make-up assignment
  • Blog posts 7 & 8 due

Next week:

  • Final project
  • Blog posts 9 & 10 due

Help preparing for the final

April 24, 2009

Our final project is fast approaching! Here are some sites you can visit that may help you prepare (they have quizzes, etc.):


April 20 class

April 20, 2009

Today’s agenda:

  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • Rewrites lab assignment
  • Blog posts 5 & 6 due

Next week:

  • Last chance to turn in extra credit
  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • Blog posts 7 & 8 due
  • Review for final

Extra credit reminder

April 13, 2009

Be the first person to bring in a grammar or AP Style mistake from a publication

  • Cannot be from a University Star we have critiqued
  • Must bring in the actual publication (no printouts)
  • Worth 5 points each, up to 25 points
  • Due by April 27 (week before class ends)

April 13 class

April 13, 2009

Today’s agenda:

  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • News digests in-class assignment
  • Blog posts 3 & 4 due

Next week:

  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • Rewrites in-class assignment
  • Blog posts 5 & 6 due

April 6 class

April 4, 2009

Today’s agenda:

  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • Review blog posts
  • News judgment lab (this replaces Math for Journalists, which is on the syllabus)
  • Due: Blog posts 1 & 2

Next week:

  • Current events quiz
  • Newspaper critique
  • News digest lab
  • Blog posts 3 & 4 due

Update on blog projects

April 4, 2009

As some of you have probably noticed, I’ve visited each of your sites and left a comment with some feedback. It looks like everyone is off to a great start. (Remember your second post is due by the start of class on Monday.)

A couple of you didn’t post an introduction to your site as a comment off the post below this one, so you don’t have anything from me on your blog. You need to get me that info asap so your blog can be added to the class blogroll (and so you can get credit for the introduction assignment).