Worth 25 points
Deadlines: Each one must be met for full credit.
Tuesday, April 22 – Story pitch due. Submit preliminary research, contacts, story idea and strategy for how you are going to approach it.
Individual meeting the week of April 27– Rough draft of Final Project due. Bring it to your meeting with me.
Tuesday, May 6 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Final Project in class. This is the final exam period. No late work accepted. Whatever you turn in by the end of class is what will be graded.
Goal: AMAZE ME.
Create a compelling, professional level web feature on the Delsea Drive. You are looking for a story with characters, action, and motivation. You must be able to answer the question: Why is this story? Why is this a story that should be published now? Why is it compelling and worth sharing online?
You pick the media elements based on the story and what are the most compelling ways to present your story. You can use text, photos, audio, photo essay, audio slide show, video, map, or graphics.
You can work solo or in a team. If you have a team project, find a partner and let me know.
Your final feature should demonstrate what you have learned and skills you have gained in Online Journalism 1 and 2.
-Quality of reporting (Did you go somewhere, meet people, and find a compelling story? All stories must include original reporting – you go somewhere, you talk to people, you learn something new)
-Quality of text or media
-Quality of editing and presentation
-Appropriate IDs of people. Full names, age, occupation or position, location.
-Strength of profile or story. Is there an anecdote? Is there is a moment of reflection? Is this worth publishing and sharing?
-Files submitted in proper format (details TK)