Category Archives: Class assignments

Multimedia feature story assignment

Due: May 9 (per syllabus posted on the site since Jan.) Value: 20 percent of grade Detailed information: Multimedia feature package due at the start of class. This must include an originally reported text story of 500 to 700 words … Continue reading

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CSS-ful Resumes

For this next assignment, we’ll take the CSS resume template you downloaded in class and refine it with your own career information and add your own style. You’re either using the template with a linked stylesheet or an embedded stylesheet. … Continue reading

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Midterm take-home assignment

Grade value: This assignment is worth 50 percent of your midterm grade. The in-class portion of the assignment is worth another 50 percent. Together, the midterm is worth 10 percent of your overall grade for the course, so please take … Continue reading

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Print vs. Online story comparison

One item we have discussed in class so far this semester is how publications that have traditionally used print to get the news or stories out to the public have transitioned to the Web. For this blog post, you will … Continue reading

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Final site analysis assignment

Due May 16, 7 p.m.: (20 percent of your grade): This is an analysis of a news website (at least five 250-300-word blog posts for the undergrads, and seven for the grad students), selected from the following list (you may … Continue reading

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Media diary assignment

The next assignment has three elements. All three elements are not due until Feb. 28, but you must post the first element – your media diary – to your own blog and tweet it to the class blog by Noon … Continue reading

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Using tables in stories

Flash, Java, Widgets, oh my! We see news organizations using these formats over and over to help tell stories. In some cases, a plain HTML table will do the trick, like in Terry Pluto’s column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer … Continue reading

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Evelyn Royer – A Non-Traditional Student

A 23 year-old former aspiring architect and already a full-time journalist, Evelyn Royer has experience beyond many of her peers at the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism. Royer, a transfer student and undergraduate from Montgomery College and Gaithersburg, Md. … Continue reading

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Katelin Wangberg has Minnesota roots but homes around the world

Some people have misconceptions about life in Northern Minnesota. “We don’t all eat lutefisk and talk like ‘oh yah, sure, you betcha,’ says Katelin Wangberg, 25, a Master of Arts candidate in the broadcast journalism department at the University of … Continue reading

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Obama’s State of the Union Address as Viewed Via BBC’s Twitter

I decided to follow, or try to follow, the BBC’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.  A search on Twitter for an original tweet from a BBC reporter failed, so I searched BBC’s website and found … Continue reading

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