Details on deadlines, assignments, links to tutorials, and class discussion will be posted online at Students should check it regularly.

All work must be turned in on time or no-credit or a late penalty will be assessed.

Students must earn at least a C- for the course to count toward Journalism major or minor requirements.

Overall grades will be comprised of the following:

Quizzes or In-Class Assignments (10 points)
A series of short quizzes and graded in-class assignments will cover the reading and in-class lectures and activities. They will be announced ahead of time. Quizzes cannot be made up or taken early, unless you have an excused absence (See attendance policy).

Digital Reporting Assignments (Total 75 points) 

Attendance and Class Participation (15 points)
Attendance is graded and points are earned only if students arrive on time and participate in the class. Each student receives two “free passes” during the semester. Beginning with the third instance, points will be deducted for absence, arriving late, leaving early, or failing to participate in class. Students who miss class are responsible for all material covered in that class and must meet all deadlines related to that material. Excused absences include religious observances, documented illness, death of family or loved-one and pre-approved school-related activities. Students must provide official written documentation to receive an excused absence.


Total 100 points

A         93-100
A-        90-92
B+        87-89
B         83-86
B-        80-82
C+        77-79
C         73-76
C-        70-72
D+        67-69
D         60-66
F         0-59