Thanks for following directions and checking here to find the link to the NY Times Replica Edition that we will use throughout the year.
Your task is to access the e-edition using the link provided below. You were given the login and password information in class. If you need it again, please ask after class on Monday or e-mail me.
Due Tuesday, Sept. 10: Find and read an article in the NY Times and either print it out or write down the day/date/page number and HEADLINE of the article along with a brief summary of what it was about. THEN, write down why you think that article is relevant to you or how it relates to the class you are taking. (Some of my American Studies students might be looking at this, too)
Here is the link: NY Times Replica Edition
Hi New Journalism Students!
If you took the time to find the blog and you’re reading this I am very proud of you for being curious and spending the time to check it out. Good for you!
I am looking forward to a great year of interesting challenges and opportunities. It was fun to meet you all on Wednesday and I’m excited to get you started asking questions on Friday. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think of the blog or anything that’s in the news right now.
As many of you know, the exam scores are in and you must all be Tweeting one another about it because I’ve had more e-mails from students since Friday afternoon than I’ve gotten all year!
Go have some fun!!
On Wednesday I will give back your recent vocabulary tests. I am attaching to this post a PowerPoint presentation which explains how you can get back points you may have lost on the test. It’s kind of like me hitting the ball back over the net right at you.
Here are the instructions: Vocab revision instructions
Just a reminder that your 4th quarter independent reading essay is due Monday, May 6. I have changed the rubric and I am attaching the new version here. The introduction is the only part that has changed, but read it carefully so you know what is expected of you or you’ll end up losing 25 points right from the start.
Here is the rubric Independent Reading Essay Rubric
Against my better judgment, I am attaching here the list of broadcast terms you were supposed to write down during class today. I say that it’s against my better judgment because I am a firm believer that writing something down helps you to commit it to memory better than just printing it out and putting it into your binder.
That being said, I hope that you will read over the terms and their definitions because in each class you will get to decide how you want to proceed and, quite possibly, what role you will play in the production of your broadcast. You can’t decide to be a anchor unless you know exactly what an anchor does.
So, here is the list of broadcast terms. Use them wisely. See you in class.
I won’t be able to come in on Monday, April 8th so I wanted to assure you all that I am missing you. During class I would like for you to evaluate your blogs. It seems only fair that you get to assess your own work using the same criteria I will use to grade it. Please try to give an objective and fair account of your work so far.
Remember, the blogs are a work in progress, so if you don’t have all of the elements right now, then that only serves to give you some direction on where you need to go from here. Keep working on them.
I am attaching a link to the grading rubric here so you can access it whether you are in school or not. Notice how I am demonstrating to you how to communicate with the class even when one is not able to be there? I’ll be tweeting a link to this post as well.
Here is the rubric:Blog Evaluation Rubric
I am attaching the PowerPoint I showed in class today. It details the reading unit “Just this side of crazy” which is based around the theme “the limits of human endurance.”
If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this unit or the reading materials, please post a comment here.