Monthly Archives: January 2015

Writing critter story in Lab 5 requires soft lead and nut graph; prepare with practice story & Feb. 3 #JOU3109 lecture

With Lab 5, you’ll be moving into news-feature writing. You are still following many of the fundamentals of hard news writing style — sticking to the facts, writing concisely, using short sentences and short paragraphs. But you will be using … Continue reading

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Starting your own WordPress blog — tips and directions in #JOU3109 lecture, Jan. 29

One of the exciting writing opportunities for you in JOU3109 is creating your own blog. We’ll talk about that assignment in lecture on Jan. 29. You will be selecting a topic for your blog, and developing a written pitch to … Continue reading

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Be ready to read and analyze news stories online during #JOU3109 lecture on Jan. 27

In Lab 4, you’ll be writing police stories on deadline. The new aspects for this week’s lab will be including multiple sources and using quotes and paraphrases in addition to a police report. We’ll discuss the following sample stories in … Continue reading

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Thursday’s #JOU3109 lecture includes discussion of leads and quotes and Quiz 1

Thursday’s lecture will include Quiz 1 and continued discussion of writing news stories. Please bring a copy of Thursday’s Alligator and read Chapter 7 (Leads and Nut Graphs) to page 134. Quiz 1 will be on Thursday during the first 15 … Continue reading

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Prepare for Lab 3 & #JOU3109 lecture by reading Chap. 2 & writing extra-credit news story

For Lab 3, you’ll be writing news stories. As we discussed in lecture, learning how to write news stories is helpful, even if you don’t want to be a reporter. In lecture, we discussed how learning to write a news story … Continue reading

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