News Report #7 – Media Law & Ethics

Due on Monday, April 27

Read Inside Reporting Ch. 7

Answer the questions on the Journalism Workshop Report-Week 7

Fill out the Individual Ethics Survey

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Data Driven Feature Stories – ENGL 440

You will be writing an indepth feature story for your final story of the year, using data information as the foundation of your story. The story’s deadline is Wednesday, April 29, The story is worth 100 points.

Deadlines:

Wednesday, April 1 – Data Driven Journalism Assignment

Wednesday, April 8 – News Report #6 due – read at least two of the following:

SGA budget_Patrick Hoeppner

Faculty Salaries_Sage Sauerbrey

Monday, April 27 – Data Project

Wednesday, April 29 – Story Due

Feature Stories – ENGL 340

You will be writing an indepth feature story for your final story of the year. The story’s deadline is Wednesday, April 29, The story is worth 100 points.

Deadlines:

Wednesday, April 1 – News Feature Worksheet

Wednesday, April 8 – News Report #6 due – read at least two of the following:

Fed Bear_Sage Sauerbrey

Mental Health_Kelly Mahoney

Tattoo Tirade_Keala Reeverts

POW_Danny Kern

Homeless in Paradise_Jamie Wanzek

Monday, April 27 – News Feature Checklist

Wednesday, April 29 – Story Due

News Report #5 Assignment

Due to me not posting this in time, this portion of your news report will be due on Monday, March 30. Please have your story ideas for Wednesday.

Reporting Basics

Read Chapter 4 of Inside Reporting, called “Reporting Basics.” Answer the following questions by typing your answers and turning it in to me.

  1. In covering breaking news, you are four key things you should remember before running out to cover the story?
  2. Why is it important to use multiple sources – even more than the three required for your Eagle’s Eye stories? Provide three reasons.
  3. Name six different types of sources.
  4. What are three ways to use someone’s information without plagiarizing?
  5. What does it mean to Show, not Tell?
  6. After reading page 76-77, tell me what you prefer – taking notes or recording interviews? What should you be cautious about with your preferred method of gathering information?
  7. How should you prepare for an interview?
  8. You may not use an anonymous source in your Eagle’s Eye articles unless it has been cleared by me. What are some valid reasons for using an anonymous source?
  9. Why use “said” in attribution?
  10. How can you be more diverse in your sources for Eagle’s Eye articles?

Assigned Reading – Due Wednesday, March 25

Read Chapter 4, of Inside Reporting – Reporting Basics (click here to download the pdf)

Answer the following Assigned Reading Questions as you read:

1. In covering breaking news, you are four key things you should remember before running out to cover the story?

2. Why is it important to use multiple sources – even more than the three required for your Eagle’s Eye stories? Provide three reasons.

3. Name six different types of sources.

4. What are three ways to use someone’s information without plagiarizing?

5. What does it mean to Show, not Tell?

6. After reading page 76-77, tell me what you prefer – taking notes or recording interviews? What should you be cautious about with your preferred method of gathering information?

7. How should you prepare for an interview?

8. You may not use an anonymous source in your Eagle’s Eye articles unless it has been cleared by me. What are some valid reasons for using an anonymous source?

9. Why use “said” in attribution?

10. How can you be more diverse in your sources for Eagle’s Eye articles?

Assignment – Due Monday, Jan. 26

Journalism Workshop 340 students: News Report #1 – Spring 2015

Poynter’s News Sense: The Building Blocks of News

Complete the online Poynter.org course.

Create a free account with Poynter.org’s News University

  1. Sign up for News Sense: The Building Blocks of News
  2. Complete the course – do all sections
  3. Email the course report to me, tcanino@sierranevada.edu

Journalism Workshop 440 students (Kelly):News Report #1 – Kelly : Spring 2015

Poynter’s Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use

Complete the online Poynter.org course.

Create a free account with Poynter.org’s News University

  1. Sign up for Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use
  2. Complete the course – do the Nuts & Bolts section
  3. Take a couple of newspapers, including your own stories and do the Workshop items at the end of each lesson that require a story evaluation
  4. Email the course report to me, tcanino@sierranevada.edu and turn in your marked up newspapers

Newspaper reading:

Assignment: Print out any news/feature story you are interested in reading and comment on the following.

Article:

Newspaper/website & Edition Date:

Which news values does this story contain? Explain why.

Impact

Immediacy

Proximity

Prominence

Novelty

Conflict

Emotions

Mass Media & American Society – Week of 8/18

THE READING & ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27

During this course, you will be learning about the freedoms, responsibilities and roles of the American mass media. You will consider the time-honored rights in the Bill of Rights such as Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, as well as the current challenges of the press with credibility, media ownership, and ethics in online publishing.

To begin our understanding of our freedoms in the First Amendment, the conflicts when they must be balanced by public security, and the role of the free press in a democracy, you only have to look to the current events in Ferguson, Missouri.

John Nichols of The Nation wrote: What has evolved since the death of Michael Brown, however, illustrates the challenges that arise when law-enforcement officials fail to fully recognize and embrace their dual responsibility: to maintain public safety while at the same time guaranteeing the rights of Americans to speak, to practice journalism, to assemble for the purpose of making demands on those in power.

Your first assignment is to examine the constitutional issues at play in Ferguson, and then write a one-page reflection about those First Amendment rights, whether they were violated, and whether the public’s safety justifies the police actions. You can email the paper to me by Wednesday, Aug. 27.

You can update yourself on the events in Ferguson with this PBS timeline.

Listen to the constitutional issues that have arisen with this NPR story and then read a blog post about the arrests of journalists in Ferguson. CNN also offers a story about the balance between rights and the public’s good. Also, here’s what President Obama has to say about Ferguson – start watching at the 4:40 mark.

College Nationals: Final Results

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It was a great week for the SNC students that we are fortunate enough to have representing our school on the ski and snowboard teams. After a week competing at Whiteface Mountain for the 36th annual USCSA College National Championships, the athletes are proud to be taking home yet again, multiple national titles.

Last Saturday the alpine team, as well as our freestyle ski and snowboard teams, left the blue skies and warm temps in Tahoe and flew into the sub zero temperatures, ice, and wind gust that make up the majority of the weather in Upstate New York.

Despite the frigid temperatures, SNC was all smiles throughout their week spent competing. Not only did the team enjoy their time together, but they did an amazing job in each division of the competition.

The men’s alpine team, as well as both the men and women’s freestyle snowboard and ski teams were each crowned the overall national champions for their divisions. In addition, our women’s alpine team came in second place overall, respectively, for what was a very close competition against Rocky Mountain College.

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Over all combined individual results:

Men’s freestyle skier:

2nd Austin Simonpietri

3rd Jaime Melton

4th Alden Spence

6th Jasen Arens

20th Kyle Murphy

23rd Ben Merril

Women’s freestyle skier:

1st Katie Souza

3rd Jamie Wanzek

5th Holly Hind

Men’s snowboarder :

1st Marco Gooding

3rd Ian Wieczorek

5th Armeen Pirooz

8th Austin Leal

13th Ian Van Metre

Women’s snowboarder:

1st Ashley Vander Meer

4th Danielle Steinhoff

5th Emma Romo

11th Amber Hart

12th Kelsey Madro

Men’s alpine

1st Jaka Jazbec

2nd Finlay Neeson

4th Elias Stuerz

Women’s alpine

3rd Marie­Theres Noichl

4th Emilie Lamoureux