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Unexcused late work is not accepted and will be given a zero. Printer failures and computer crashes are not acceptable excuses. You should plan to back up your files and allow extra time before the deadline for possible computer, roommate, dog, car or other extracurricular problems.
The 6 o'clock TV news begins at 6; newspapers don't hold the presses for a late feature writer.
We must be ready when it comes to deadlines. In general, the following scale will apply to all major stories submitted. It is also the scale used in determining your final grade in the course: All stories and class exercises must be typed, double-spaced, on soft-surface paper.
Please leave adequate margins for the instructor's comments. You will be required to rewrite most major stories; others will be optional.
The reporter's name, the date, course number and slug go in the upper left of the first page of your story. Mistakes in spelling, grammar, style and punctuation will be treated as technical errors.
You'll have a grace period to brush up on your grammar and proofreading. After a few weeks I will deduct points for technical errors. Some early assignments will not be assigned a letter grade so you will have an opportunity to get up to speed on writing and style. The goal will be to produce nine publishable or broadcast ready quality stories by the end of the semester.
You will be writing on deadline, but will be given an opportunity to rewrite each story. Speed is important, but getting it right is more important. Once you know how to get it right, speed should follow. All the following will add up to count the same as one publishable story: You will be expected to be read the Atlanta Journal Constitution each day as well regularly monitor broadcast media.
There will be spot quizzes to test how well you are keeping abreast of current events regionally, nationally and internationally. This participation will count towards your grade.
Story selection, coverage of the beat, and ultimate team output will be considered. You should have a good idea of your class standing at any given time during the semester because all your work will be returned with grades and comments. One-on-one story editing sessions You should try to schedule up to 10 minutes to meet with me each week to discuss your writing.
Time will be best spent in pre-writing and or rewriting discussions. Every writer needs an editor. You should feel free to discuss grades with me, especially as they relate to a specific assignment or quiz, at any time. However, the more time you focus on discussing your writing, the better are the chances your writing will improve and consequentially the more likely you will be to improve your grades.
These minute conferences are outside my regular office hours. I will have time slots for every 10 minutes from Sign up for one of the spots. These sessions are not mandatory, but this individual attention will help your writing.
Finals Week Once finals week begins in December, I prefer that grade discussions cease. If you must know your final grade earlier than the usual reporting period, please provide me with a self-addressed, stamped post card or envelope.
You may also submit a grade request via e-mail, and I will share your final grade via that channel. I will record your grade and mail it the day grades are determined. In the interests of privacy, I will not post grades. Class Attendance and Other Responsibilities Since there will be writing assignments in all classes, you will be expected to attend all classes.
Unexcused absences will mean no credit for work done in that class. Provisions can be made for those exceptional times when you will not be able to attend class, but advance notice must be given and permission must be received from me preferably by email.
You should arrive in class on time and please during the lecture period no beepers or cell phone calls.Holmes offers News Writing, Reporting Fall ' Beginning in the fall of , Holmes Community College will offer a three-hour journalism class for the first time in the institution's history.
The class, JOU - News Writing and Reporting I, is an introductory journalism course designed to teach news writing and reporting.
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