ca316 reporting II
SP 2012 HO
Assoc. Professor of Communication Arts
Foreign News; Ulf Hannerz; Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 0-226-31575-4
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Reporting II, a required course for journalism and broadcasting students, is designed to expand and enhance your critical thinking abilities, and to make you a more thorough researcher and journalist.
This is a hands-on field reporting class. You will learn about the techniques (like interactive features) and resources (like the Internet) utilized by professional journalists, and we will particularly examine the pitfalls and rewards of reporting on international issues. We will also discuss civic journalism and its impact on the business.
I believe learning should be hands-on process, and that teaching should be done using a variety of tools and approaches.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Your grade will be based on several short projects, and, most significantly, on an International Experience reporting project.
10%-Team civic journalism project
10%-Internet international reporting analysis paper
10%-Interactive feature #1
50%-International experience project: Multimedia materials compiled into an e-portfolio, and burned on disc—details later.
10%-Weekly blogs (last four weeks)
Portfolio—All students in Communication Arts will keep a portfolio of their work. This portfolio will consist of materials saved from each course. In Reporting II, please save your International Experience project.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Respect one another.
Topics listed by week: (Subject to change. In fact, count on it!!)
8. Blogs as journalism (Interactive feature on international experience)
9. Blogs as international journalism (Audio or video feature for the web) (Weekly blog)
10. Web support of typical broadcast or print material (Two web feature stories on international experience) (Weekly blog)
-- (Website blogs and photo/video updates from the scene)
12. No class. Students work on International Experience projects. (Weekly blog)
13. Closure on international experience; peer critique stories, photos, video. (Weekly blog)
14. The law and the Internet in US; Sunshine laws and FOIA (Weekly blog)
15. The law, Internet, and society internationally (Weekly blog) (Web support exercise)
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In Reporting II, examples of plagiarism could include copying previously published material, using previously published articles, etc. as a blueprint for the International project without attribution, and so on.
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