Mr. Phillips' class Blog

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Intro to journalism 12/20

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Today we spent the first half of class reading and critiquing three articles from The Surveyor. Then during the last part of class I went over some of the things I saw continuously popping up on your developing news assignments.

  • Phillips age is not relevant to the story. That’s one fact that you could weed out when writing it as news.
  • Make sure to clarify that they are police officers, not just officers.
  • If you include Wash’s full address make sure that you let the readers know that you are talking about the high school.
  • Always include the names of people you are quoting. Several people left off Ernie Kernerski’s name.
  • Make sure you’re spelling names properly!

I collected the critiques and developing news day two at the end of the hour. Tomorrow I will hand out day three and a study guide for the movie we’re going to watch. I will also go over the rubric that I’ll be using when grading your news story, which is due on Wednesday at the beginning of class.

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Written by CRWashPhillips

December 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm

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