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FIFTEEN-WEEK SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS
FOR JOUR175 ONLINE CLASS

Professor Rogers' e-mail: bucksjournalism@gmail.com

Centurion editor e-mail: centurion@bucks.edu

Note: assignments are due every Monday, except for stories for the student newspaper, which are due  at noon Wednesday on weeks when the paper is being published.

Here is the Centurion Production Schedule, which shows all the deadlines for articles for the paper.

The news quiz is updated every Friday - go to the Virtual Newsroom in the Quick Links menu at the left to catch up on the week's news.

Send the entire week's worth of assignments in ONE e-mail. Send all work as attachments, either as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format documents.

Send your Centurion stories BOTH to me at bucksjournalism@gmail.com and to the editor at centurion@bucks.edu

Be sure to join the following Facebook pages:

The Journalism Program

Jour175

Centurion Assignments Facebook Page

Get Centurion story assignments from the Facebook page above. Follow the production schedule and try to do a Centurion story for each issue of the paper.

When you choose a Centurion assignment indicate which one you're taking.

Editing and layout begins Thursday afternoons and runs through Fridays and sometimes the weekends. I give extra credit to those who help out with production of the paper, even if it's just for a few hours.


JOUR 175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK ONE

BUY YOUR BOOKS

GO OVER THE JOURNALISM WEBSITE THOROUGHLY, ESPECIALLY THE ONLINE SYLLABUS

READ THE NEWSWRITING BASICS ONLINE LECTURE

WRITE THE FIRE NEWSWRITING EXERCISE

GO TO THIS LINK AND WATCH VIDEO 1: "WHAT IS NEWS." THEN WRITE A SHORT ESSAY ON WHAT YOU THINK NEWS IS AND HOW YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE VIDEO


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK TWO

READ CHAPTER ONE IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE AND TAKE THE QUIZ

READ THE STORIES AT THIS LINK ON LEDE WRITING

TAKE THE NEWS QUIZ  

WRITE A STORY BASED ON THIS PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SANTA MONICA PD

WRITE A STORY BASED ON THIS PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SANTA MONICA PD

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON HARD NEWS LEADS, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK THREE

NEWS QUIZ  

READ CHAPTER THREE IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE AND TAKE THE QUIZ

DO NEWSWRITING EXERCISES TWO AND FOUR FROM PAGE 24 OF NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE

READ THE BASICS OF AP STYLE

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 1

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON NEWSWRITING LANGUAGE AND STYLE, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK FOUR

NEWS QUIZ  

BEGIN WORKING ON YOUR POLICE STORY (SEE REQUIREMENTS ON CLASS SYLLABUS)  

DO EXERCISE 5, PAGE 26 IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE

DO EXERCISE 7, PAGE 26 IN NOD

READ CHAPTER ONE IN MENCHER AND TAKE THE QUIZ

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 2.

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF A STORY, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK FIVE

NEWS QUIZ  

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

READ CHAPTER EIGHT IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE AND DO EXERCISE TWO, PAGE 77.

READ CHAPTER TWO IN MENCHER AND TAKE THE QUIZ

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 3.

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON DEALING WITH SOURCES, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK SIX

NEWS QUIZ  

READ CHAPTER THREE IN MENCHER AND TAKE THE QUIZ

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 4.

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON GOOD WRITING VS. GOOD REPORTING, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK SEVEN

NEWS QUIZ   

COMPLETE YOUR POLICE STORY

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

READ THE TOWN GOVERNMENT STORY REQUIREMENTS ON THE SYLLABUS AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COVER A TOWN GOVERNMENT OR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

READ CHAPTER FOUR IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE

DO EXERCISE ONE, PAGE 38, IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE

READ CHAPTER 10 IN MENCHER AND TAKE THE QUIZ

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 5.

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON BEAT REPORTING, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK EIGHT

NEWS QUIZ    

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

DO THE ONLINE CITY COUNCIL NEWSWRITING EXERCISE

DO EXERCISE TWO, PAGE 38 IN NOD

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 6

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO: BEYOND THE SUMMARY LEAD, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK NINE

NEWS QUIZ     

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 7


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK TEN

NEWS QUIZ

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

READ CHAPTER SEVEN IN NOD AND DO EXERCISE ONE, PAGE 64

MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COVER A LIVE EVENT ON CAMPUS FOR THE CENTURION. SEND IT TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME BY THE DEADLINE GIVEN BY THE CENTURION EDITOR.

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 8


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK ELEVEN

COMPLETE YOUR TOWN GOVERNMENT STORY

READ THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURT STORY ON THE CLASS SYLLABUS AND BEGIN MAKING PREPARATIONS TO COVER A COURT CASE.

NEWS QUIZ

DO EXERCISE TWO, PAGE 64 IN NOD

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 9


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK TWELVE

NEWS QUIZ

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

READ CHAPTER 25 IN MENCHER AND TAKE THE QUIZ

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 10

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON MEDIA LAW, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.

 


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK THIRTEEN

NEWS QUIZ

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

READ CHAPTER 11 IN NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE, THEN RESEARCH AND WRITE AN OBIT OF A LIVING PERSON.

DO THIS NEWSWRITING EXERCISE

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 11

GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO ON THE ETHICS OF JOURNALISM, THEN WRITE A 300-WORD SUMMARY.
 


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK FOURTEEN

NEWS QUIZ

GET A CENTURION STORY ASSIGNMENT. COMPLETE IT BY THE DEADLINE. SEND A COPY TO THE CENTURION AND TO ME.

DO THIS NEWSWRITING EXERCISE

TAKE AP STYLE QUIZ 12


FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES AND ONLINE RESEARCH RESOURCES:

google news: https://news.google.com/

google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
 
microsoft academic search: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/

How to tell if websites are reliable: http://journalism.about.com/od/reporting/a/Eight-Ways-To-Tell-If-A-Website-Is-Reliable.htm

THEN COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING EXERCISE IN ONLINE RESEARCH AND CRITICAL THINKING:

http://faculty.bucks.edu/rogerst/jourcritthinkingexer.htm
 


JOUR175 ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEEK FIFTEEN

NEWS QUIZ

DO THIS NEWSWRITING EXERCISE

COMPLETE YOUR COURT STORY.

COMPLETE ANY OTHER WORK NOT YET TURNED IN.