Week 2 – Sept. 8 and 10

In Class: Story Hunting and Story Pitching
-Bring equipment on Thursday (camera and recorder)
-Invitations to ruoj2roughdraft.wordpress.com
News judgment, accuracy, ethics and law review
Lecture: The art of story hunting
-Reading review of Blumberg: Evaluating story ideas
Multimedia reporting checklist
-Smartphone multimedia reporting tips (review):

Thursday: In class photo and audio assignment (Worth 5 quiz points)

Quiz 1 on reading and anything covered in class on Tues., Sept. 15.
-Read Family Beat: Stories We Tell Around the Kitchen Table
-Watch Ira Glass on Storytelling Part 2 and Part 3
-Read Alex Blumberg on the XY “And what’s interesting…” story pitch approach

-Start working on Assignment 1: Beat Note due Thurs., Sept 17.

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