Lecture notes

Lecture notes are posted for the benefit of students who want to prepare for the lecture (not for those who want to miss the lecture).

The lecture notes reflect some of what the professor intends to cover in the lecture, but they are not comprehensive. Students should understand that other topics may be included in the actual lecture.

The following are links to the JEM 200 lecture notes.

(Fall 2015)

Media writing

Lecture 1 (Aug. 20) – Introduction
Writing for the Mass Media, chapter 1

Lecture 2 (Aug. 27) – Beginning writing: basic techniques; grammar; style and the stylebook
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 2, 3

 

Reporting/writing with text

Lecture 3 (Sept. 3) – Writing in the media environment
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 4, 5

Lecture 4 (Sept. 10) – The inverted pyramid
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 4, 5

Lecture 5 (Sept. 17) – Sources: interviewing; on-the-scene reporting; records
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 4, 5

Lecture 6 (Sept. 24) – Headlines, lists, links
Acceleration; Diversity and inclusion
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 6, 7

Week 7 (Oct. 1) – Test 1


Reporting/writing with images

Lecture 8 (Oct. 8) – Photojournalism: Basics
Writing for the Mass Media, chapter 9

Fall break, Oct. 15 (no class)

Lecture 9 (Oct. 22) – Audio slideshows
Writing for the Mass Media,
 chapter 9

 

Reporting/writing with audio and video

Lecture 10 (Oct. 29) – Writing for sound: Audio journalism
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 8

Lecture 11 (Nov. 5) – Writing, recording and editing sound
Writing for the Mass Media, chapters 8

Lecture 12 (Nov. 12) – Building your audience
Writing for the Mass Media, chapter 13

Lecutre 13 (Nov. 19) –The writer and the law
Writing for the Mass Media, chapter 12
Test 2

 

Classes end Dec. 1

 

 

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