Monthly Archives: March 2009

Peer Editing and UM workshop recommendations

Please Do Now:

  1. http://www.newsroom101.com
  2. Set 1, Newsroom 8 ( I got 100%!)

Today, students will:

  1. Peer edit first drafts
  2. Begin second drafts

Today, Mr Weiss will:

  1. Write UM workshop recommendations

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Second drafts due Wednesday
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Reporting and UM

Please Do Now:

  1. www.newsroom101.com
  2. Set 1, Newsroom 7.

Today, students will:

  1. Peer edit planners with group members.
  2. Begin to report stories

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. First drafts due Monday
  2. http://com.miami.edu/workshop/¬†(Due Wednesday if you want my recommendation – and I can’t recommend THIS program enough)

University of Miami Journalism Workshop

http://com.miami.edu/workshop/

Planning Day

Please Do Now:

  1. www.newsroom101.com
  2. Set 1, Newsroom 6 (a toughy)

Today, students will:

  1. Finalize story ideas and division of labor (on representative’s blog)
  2. Work on planners
  3. Begin reporting, if appropriate

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Planners need to be on the representative’s blog by 1 PM on 3/18

Brainstorming Day

Please Do Now:

  1. www.newsroom101.com
  2. Set 1, Newsroom 5 (it’s a hard one)

Today, students will:

  1. Read: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/education/story/938577.html
  2. Develop a source list.
  3. Read: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/education/story/939755.html
  4. Develop a source list.
  5. Translate the context to MBSH.  How would you report a similar article here?
  6. Brainstorm story ideas for the next round of articles.

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Think about your article.

Wrap-Up Follow-Up

Please Do Now:

  1. www.newsroom101.com
  2. Set 1, Newsroom 4
  3. Post your score (I got 100% this time!)

Today, students will:

  1. Debrief group experience
  2. Brainstorm story ideas
  3. Work on infograph data collection

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Infographs due Monday.

Wrap-Up Day

Please Do Now:

  1. www.newsroom101.com Newsroom Exercises, Set 1, Newsroom 3
  2. Post your score!

Today, students will:

  1. Wrap-up packets
  2. Debrief group work experience
  3. Design info-graphs, pictures, cartoons, etc.
  4. Adjust groups / brainstorm new ideas

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. None (wow!)