Week 1 – Sept. 1 and 3

In Class: Get Rolling
-Introductions
-Download the syllabus (pdf)
Course overview
Reading
Assignments and Grading
Equipment and hosting
-News judgment, accuracy, ethics and law review
-ONA finalists review

Assignments:
For Thursday’s class: Spend at least 30 minutes exploring the entries in your ONA finalists category. Pick one you want to discuss. Answer these questions and be prepared to share them with your classmates (Orally. You do not have to write anything down.)
-What is the topic/story?
-What is the news organization? What is the niche/mission?
-Why is this award-worthy? What do they do? How do they do it?

Assignments:
Zara – KNIGHT AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Sam – BREAKING NEWS, SMALL and MEDIUM
Zach – BREAKING NEWS, LARGE
Pat – PLANNED NEWS/EVENTS, MEDIUM and LARGE
Alexa – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AWARD IN INVESTIGATIVE DATA JOURNALISM, LARGE
Robert – EXPLANATORY REPORTING, SMALL
Albert – EXPLANATORY REPORTING, MEDIUM
Catherine – EXPLANATORY REPORTING, LARGE
Michael – TOPICAL REPORTING, SMALL
Lindsey – TOPICAL REPORTING, MEDIUM
Mackenzie – FEATURE, SMALL and MEDIUM
Jenna – FEATURE, LARGE
Sheree – SPORTS, MEDIUM and LARGE
Moe – STUDENT PROJECTS, SMALL
Ife – STUDENT PROJECTS, LARGE
Matt – STUDENT PROJECTS, PRO-AM
Jacy – THE AL NEUHARTH INNOVATION IN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD, SMALL and MEDIUM
Ricky – THE AL NEUHARTH INNOVATION IN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD, LARGE
Ryan – EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN VISUAL DIGITAL STORYTELLING, MEDIUM and LARGE

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