CA 315 JoPrac:News & Feature Writing
SP 2009 HOZ
Professor of Journalims
Textbook: Associated Press Stylebook
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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
and writing are essential tools to achieve depth of understanding and
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Evaluation of stories, photographs, page designs, entire publications
Results of Missouri College Media Association annual contest and concurrent critiques
Students will be evaluated on the
quality of their work and on their ability to meet deadlines. Each student must
save copies (where applicable) of their work in a portfolio notebook to be
presented at the close of the semester and reviewed periodically and informally
with the instructor. The portfolio will include all published and unpublished
items, the deadline for each item and the date it was completed and turned in.
The final grade will be based on these factors in the portfolio:
In addition to the portfolio, each
students will submit a brief paper describing the work accomplished in the
practicum, what the student has learned from the experience, and what the
student plans to improve.
Quality of the work (determined by portfolio
review) -- 40%
Timeliness of the work -- 50%
Final paper -- 10%
Students sometimes complete projects that are not used in one of the
publications. Simply place that work in the portfolio. Whether your work is
used or not, you will be responsible for accomplishing one piece for each
issue. It is your responsibility to get assignments or conceptualize your own
Provide a hard copy of everything you do to me weekly so I
can offer a preliminary evaluation of the work.
For writers and photographers, the portfolio should contain
three kinds of documents for each artifact: A hard copy of the story or
photograph; a printed copy of the story or photograph, and an electronic copy
of the story or photograph.
For editors, multiple copies of each issue should be
gathered for the portfolio.
Grading: You will be graded on the portfolio you provide of your work, the timeliness and quantity of your work, and your development across the semester. Your editors will be included in the evaluation process.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Dependability is key. Be available and be willing. Do the best work you can. Learn from your work. Do not sit on your hands when editors ask for volunteers.
A journalism practicum is a guided
practical experience on a student publication or another publication. No class
meetings are scheduled. The student may meet with the Stylus staff at their weekly meeting time, currently Wednesdays at noon. Students may arrange to receive
assignments at other times.
The student will be responsible for
completing an assignment for each issue of the Stylus or for a variety of Narva
deadlines. Students may also be present for production of either publication.
Details will be arranged individually with the instructor.
Because of this is an extremely
important educational experience accomplished in an independent manner
reflecting the world of commercial journalism, both the teacher and the student
must be responsible for strong informal exchange of ideas, critique,
brainstorming and general help in accomplishing assignments.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Journalism practica are
designed to give students hands-on experiences in all phases of print
communication. The course is open to majors and non-majors at all levels.
WHAT SHOULD YOU SAVE FOR THE
you are a journalism or photojournalism major you should save multiple copies
of your best work from the publication.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE IN THE
purpose of media education is to produce well-rounded graduates who have
critical thinking skills as well as practical skills, and who have an
understanding of the philosophy of the media and a dedication to the public
service role that the media have in our society.”
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Task Force, 1996, p. 106
Department Mission: The
communication arts graduate in journalism is a thinking journalist capable of
adapting to change and creating change in the profession, open-minded,
committed to truth and the empowerment of all citizens through the arts of
journalism. Specifically, the graduate exhibits excellence in craft and an
analytical approach to problems. The graduate recognizes excellence and strives
to produce it. The graduate’s professional and personal ethics are in harmony,
motivated by a sense of purpose for good in the community. The graduate
celebrates individuality and respects differences while searching for the
Practica provide opportunities to hone craft
Practica provide opportunities for real-life
ethical decision making
Practica provide opportunities to create
publications that demonstrate excellence
Practica apply theoretical and aesthetic
concerns developed in class work
Practica create artifacts for the portfolio useful
in demonstrating personal mastery of craft
Practica provide the opportunity for
professional evaluation through the portfolio process
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