CA 201 Reporting I
FA 2008 HO
Copley 1 South
1:50 - 3:05 PM
· The Associated Press Stylebook
· America’s Best Newspaper Writing collected by Roy Peter Clark and Christopher Scanlan, Poynter Institute, 2006
· Writing to Deadline by Donald Murray
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Engagement with the ideas of the course is the essential prerequisite for higher level learning. The teacher serves as a guide to the construction of meaning, the development of skills and dispositions, the recognition of what constitutes excellence, and the consideration of ethical issues.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
MoStep Requirements 188.8.131.52 standards for CA201
All given equal weight--
1. Six week exam – news story about a peer
2. Midterm – News story from a speech
3. Three/quarter exam – News story from an event
4. * Final exam –Breaking news story from a mock press conference
5. A portion of the final grade will be determined by the cumulative score on 10 news stories due weekly throughout the semester, beginning at the close of the 3rd week. Make two copies of every story; one for your file, and one for me to evaluate. Save the evaluated copy of each story in a notebook, you will turn in on the last day of class. Each story will be worth 10 points and I will add a point to every story you improve by rewriting (maximum 10).
6. Each student will also keep a daily journal of one paragraph observations. The words "like" or "as" will not appear in the entries. The journal will be evaluated on completion and quality of effort.
Journalism students should save the mid-term and final exams, as well as their best stories, for the portfolio. Showing your development as a writer across your academic career will be important to assessment.
Grading: There will be 600 total points graded on a 90/80/70/60% basis.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Deadlines in journalism are crucial. No late work will be accepted for full credit.
Roughly, the course will track through these skills:
· The objective stance -- the nature of observational writing
· Writing the feature lead
· Gathering and writing the feature story
· Self editing / style
· Writing the news lead
· Writing the news story on deadline
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