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To everyone taking the Summer 2012 Journalism 175 online learning class:

Congratulations! You're about to discover the thrills and pressures of daily deadline journalism. 

ORIENTATION

We'll have one MANDATORY in-class orientation at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in Rollins 127 (campus map). You must attend this session. At this meeting we'll discuss how the class will be conducted.

NOTE: IF YOU MISS ORIENTATION
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR AT: journalism@bucks.edu

NOTE: This course runs from 05/21/2012 to 08/02/2012

NOTE: I DON'T USE BB VISTA, CE6, BLACKBOARD, CANVAS OR ANY OF THOSE WEB PLATFORMS FOR THIS COURSE SO DON'T BOTHER LOOKING FOR IT THERE.

Directions to the campus

The Rollins building

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Three books: "News Reporting and Writing" by Melvin Mencher

"The Associated Press Stylebook"

Newswriting on Deadline, by Tony Rogers

Access to a computer with word processing software (preferably Microsoft Word), an Internet hookup, and e-mail

Transportation to get to events you'll be covering

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

You'll write about a dozen articles over the course of the semester. You'll cover crime, the courts and town government meetings. You'll write articles for the college's student newspaper. And you'll interview people and use the Internet and other electronic databases to dig up information.

THIS IS NOT A THEORY CLASS. YOU WILL BE WORKING IN THE REAL WORLD, WRITING REAL STORIES ABOUT REAL EVENTS. YOU MUST NEED TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND A TOWN GOVERNMENT OR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, A TRIAL AND COMMUNITY OR CAMPUS EVENTS.

WHERE TO LEARN MORE

My journalism web page is located at www.bucks.edu/journalism - familiarize yourself with it as much as possible before the orientation session.

The online syllabus for this class is located at  www.bucks.edu/~rogerst/jour175.htm

NOTE: ALL COURSE MATERIALS ARE FOUND ON THE JOURNALISM WEBSITE LISTED ABOVE. SO DON'T BOTHER LOOKING IN CE6
FOR THIS COURSE.

My phone number: 215-968-8165

   My e-mail: journalism@bucks.edu

Good luck!