Given that we only received 9 Boston Heralds today, I have created an alternative assignment that will be worth two quiz grades (as we did not have a Current Events Quiz last week due to the way the schedule played itself out). It is due by 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007. As a reminder, Current Events Quizzes and in-class assignments are worth 25% of your grade. Your grade for this assignment will be based on successful completion of the requirements and the quality and depth-of-thought contained in your written responses.
Your task is sixfold:
First, visit any of the media links contained on the journalism blog (bgjournalismg.blogspot.com) and read a news, sports, business, feature, or editorial article of your choice.
Second, make note of which type of lead the reporter chose for the story. Consult previous handouts from class or the “Thinking Through Leads” handout on the journalism blog. Was this lead effective? Why or why not? Your response should be two to three sentences.
Third, provide a concise, two-to three-sentence summary of the article.
Fourth, in one to two sentences, tell us why you picked the article.
Fifth, use html code to create and include a hyperlink to the article in your response. As we will be posting our responses to the journalism blog, this will allow others to easily view your article after reading your comments. Follow the instructions contained in the picture above to create an active link to your article. You want to mimic or copy the format, exchanging http://www.coolcatteacher/ for the URL of your story, and the words Cool Cat Teacher for the name of your article. If you have questions, please let me know.
Sixth, post your response with your html article link to the journalism blog. You’ll want to respond to my assignment posting by making a “comment.” Here’s how to comment:
1) Click the comment link under the post.
2) Copy the text from your Word document and post it into the comment window.
3) When asked to choose an identity, click on “other.”
4) Enter your first name and last initial in the “name” field.
5) Click on “Publish Your Comment.”