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  1. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com

  2. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Capstone Discussion Question CMC 220 Final Project • Capstone Discussion Question • Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: What difficulties do you think news consumers encounter when they attempt to distinguish between objective news and editorial opinion? Consider such sources as blogging and advocacy Web sites and use specific examples of news information in your answer. • Final Project: News Content and Delivery • Resource: Appendix A • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Read or watch all of these news media on two separate days: • CBS • NBC • ABC • The New York Times • The Wall Street Journal • CNN • Fox News Channel • Bias balance

  3. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 1 CheckPoint Right to the Facts vs. Civic Journalism CMC 220 Week 1 DQs PART 1 OF 2 • CheckPoint: Right to the Facts vs. Civic Journalism • Resources: Ch. 1 & 2 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] • Discuss, in 250 to 300 words, the distinction in a democratic society between the public’s right to the facts and agenda-oriented civic journalism • Discussion Question 1 • Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum] • Post your response to the following: When what the public is interested in is not the same as what may be important information, what guidelines do you think a journalist should follow in reporting an issue? • Consider responding to your classmates’ answers by speculating on the consequences of sacrificing important information for public interest, or vice versa.

  4. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 1 DQs PART 2 OF 2 CMC 220 Week 2 Assignment • Discussion Question 2 • Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Main forum] • Post your response to the following: After accuracy, what do you believe are the most important standards for reporters to follow? Give specific examples of what to do and not do. • Consider responding to your classmates’ answers by expanding on their suggestions. • Assignment: News Content and Delivery Changes • Resources: Ch. 4, 5, & 6 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Describe, in 750 to 1,050 words, how each new medium affected news content and delivery, including how people engaged with news and how the media that preceded it adapted their content and delivery. Be sure to discuss newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and satellite and Internet services. • Follow APA formatting guidelines. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment

  5. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 2 CheckPoint CMC 220 Week 3 CheckPoint • CheckPoint: The Future of Print Media • Resources: Ch. 4 & 5 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Explain, in 250 to 300 words, how you see the future of printed newspapers and magazines developing in the face of news availability on the radio, TV/cable and the Internet. Consider style of delivery as well as content. • CheckPoint: Objective and Interpretive News • Resources: Ch. 9 & 10 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Invent a news event and submit it in two styles fit for newspaper publication: • Objective narrative inverted pyramid (See p. 172-174 of the text.) • Interpretive non-narrative or feature description (See p. 180-181 of the text.) • Ensure that both styles report the same news event and that each story is between 125 and 150 words.

  6. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 3 DQs PART 1 OF 2 CMC 220 Week 3 DQs PART 2 OF 2 • Discussion Question 1 • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: Describe major characteristics that distinguish writing news items for print, broadcasting, and the Internet. • Consider responding to your classmates by discussing which of these differences you think are rigid guidelines for a reporter and which may • Discussion Question 2 • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: To show the importance of accurately attributing information to sources, provide two or three examples of what can happen when news is not accurately attributed. • Consider responding to your classmates’ answers by expanding upon the consequences of the examples they discuss

  7. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 4 Assignment CMC 220 Week 4 CheckPoint • Assignment: Editing an Article • Resources: Ch. 12 & 13 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How and Appendix C • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Edit the article in Appendix C according to the guidelines listed. • Write a 200- to 250-word summary of the steps you took in your editorial process and your reasons for each step. • Write a headline suitable for publication and submit it as an attachment to your summary with your edited version of the article • CheckPoint: Influence of Editorial Work • Resources: Ch. 12 & 13 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Describe, in 250 to 300 words, how an editor’s work can influence a reader’s perception of articles or the publication in which they appear. To help you with this activity, consider also how an article or publication may be perceived when different editorial duties are not performed.

  8. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 4 Exercise CMC 220 Week 5 DQs PART 1 of 2 • Exercise: Collaborative Editing • This exercise is designed to help you with the assignment later this week. You will collaborate in specific threads designated by your instructor to get information and ideas before you conduct your individual editing work. • Resources: Ch. 12 & 13 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How and Appendix C • Discussion Question 1 • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: A photograph that is not touched up may be thought to objectively capture something that has occurred—right or wrong, what happened, happened. Do you think a photograph alone is necessarily neutral, or does it personally connect the audience with the event and promote bias? Provide examples to support your answer.

  9. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 5 DQs PART 2 of 2 CMC 220 Week 6 CheckPoint • Discussion Question 2 • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: The Ch. 16 section titled Ethics and Taste on pp. 296-297 describes four examples of photographs that could be deemed sensational. Select one example and invent conditions under which you would set aside the usual standard to avoid sensationalism and argue in favor of using the photograph. • CheckPoint: News Web Design • Resource: Ch. 17 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Envision yourself as the editor of a news Web site and describe in detail, using 200 to 250 words, how you would design the page display so that it incorporates the following principles: • Readability • Simplicity • Consistency • Variety

  10. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 7 CheckPoint CMC 220 Week 7 DQs PART 1 of 2 • CheckPoint: Broadcasting • Resources: Ch. 18 & 19 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How and Appendixes G, H, & I • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Review Appendix G about the closed circle of a broadcast. • Use what you believe are the best ideas from both of this week’s discussion questions and convert the feature news story in Appendix H to a 30- to 45-second news broadcast. • CMC 220 Information Products and Presentations • Course Syllabus Page 17 • Use Appendix I for a free download of the software you will need to create an audio file of • Discussion Question 1 • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum • Post your response to the following: What features have you noticed that you like and dislike in the narration of news? How do those features affect how you interpret the news you are hearing? • Consider responding to your classmates by discussing how you react to the things they like and dislike, and whether your reaction is the same

  11. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 7 DQs PART 2 of 2 CMC 220 Week 8 Assignment • Discussion Question 2 • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum • Read Appendix G about the closed circle of a broadcast. • Post your response to the following: Convert the following news item, which was prepared as a pyramid for print delivery, into a closed circle for broadcast delivery: • Jessica Albermal, who recently relocated to Phoenix from Anchorage, Alaska, crashed into the living room of 1672 Elmar Ave. at 2:15 a.m. as she drove from her job at Hapmart. • Bernard and Alice Axy, residents of the home, were out of town and unavailable for • Assignment: Effect of Technological Advances • Resources: Ch. 21, 22, & 23 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Write a 750- to 1,050-word essay that traces the effect of technological advances on journalism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including:

  12. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp CMC 220 Week 8 CheckPoint • CheckPoint: Role of the Press • Resources: Ch. 21, 22, & 23 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Watch or read one news medium from each category below: • CNN or Fox News Channel • CBS, ABC, or NBC • The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal

  13. CMC 220 Academic Coach /uophelp For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com