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Week 11 — Nov. 20

In Class: –ReviewExplanatory Feature rough draft —Work on brainstorming Issue Stories –Topical Reporting or Issue Story overview Assignments: —Final version of Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature due Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. Email me a link —Next week you will pitch … Continue reading

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Week 10 — Nov. 13 & 15

In Class: –Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature overview -Assignment 3 brainstorming and in-class work –Topical Reporting or Issue Story overview Assignments: -Explanatory feature pitch due TBD -Read A River of Booze for Wed, March 27 -Explore the examples of Explanatory Journalism and Issue … Continue reading

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Issue Story Reporting Plan – Due at End of Class on TBD

Each group must send me an email answering the following questions for Assignment 4: Issue Story (Worth 1 point toward Assignment 4 grade) Due at the end of class on TBD

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Assignment 4: Issue Story

Worth 25 points  Reporting plan due TBD  Complete draft due TBD Revised draft due on TBD Groups: Team 1 – Ahmad, David, Mackenzie, Nick Team 2 – Scott, Tyler, Jenn, Jeremiah Team 3 – Chris, Jeff, Emely Team 4 – … Continue reading

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Topical Reporting or Issue Stories

My definition: A reporting project on a topic or issue of public concern. Not necessarily driven by the regular news cycle, although it can have a news peg in current events. Uses the traditional techniques of feature writing — i.e, … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Explanatory Feature

Worth 15 points – solo project Deadlines: Question pitch due Wed, Nov. 8 Rough draft due Monday, Nov. 20 Project due Wed., Nov. 22  (No late work accepted) Post your assignment online and email me a link.

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Week 9—Nov. 6 & 8

In class: —Check out these hilarious and informative explanatory videos about Columbus Day, the sinister reason weed is illegal, and the truth about the infamous McDonald’s coffee lawsuit. –What we’ve covered and where we are headed –Assignment 2: On-the-Street Video … Continue reading

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