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To everyone taking the Spring 2016 Jour175 online learning class:

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

ORIENTATION

We'll have one HIGHLY RECOMMENDED face-to-face orientation at 7:30 p.m. on  Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Rollins 127  (campus map). At this meeting we'll discuss how the class will be conducted. You are strongly encouraged - though not required - to attend this session.

The online orientation for this course is located here.

My e-mail: bucksjournalism@gmail.com

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: bucksjournalism@gmail.com

Good luck!