«JOU 4201: News Center Practicum (née Editing) Lecture: Monday E1-E2 in FLG 0220 Spring 2015 (all sections) Instructors: Matt Sheehan, Director of ...»
• A photo caption that identifies the people in the picture and names the photographer.
• The name of the person speaking in your audio file or video file.
Keep in mind:
• You don’t have to take the photograph if the source has a good picture he/she is willing to let you publish and has the legal authority for you to use it.
• You can use the INC sound booths to record audio from a telephone interview. Instructions are on the WUFT News intranet.
Plagiarism Plagiarism is using material without attribution. The solution is attribution, not paraphrasing. Attribute sources (“according to a press release”) and ideas (“reported last week in the Chiefland Citizen”). When in doubt, attribute. Plagiarism can result in a failing grade for the course.
Fabrication Fabrication is making up stuff, such as quoting sources you didn’t interview or inventing sources. Any fabrication will result in a failing grade for the course.
Story Grading As noted above, a story must be published on WUFT News in order to score any
points. Published stories will be graded according to the following 100-point rubric:
• Fact error, such as a misspelled name
• Source contact information missing
• AP Style errors that impede readability.................. -10
• Fewer than three named sources
• Sources have a personal connection to you......... -100 Seize the Day This course enables you to create meaningful clips and expand your skill set into radio and TV. Creating great stories can advance your career. So give it your best.
Web Producer You will work six shifts in the INC. All six shifts will count toward your grade.
Instruction Video tutorials for how to do your job as a Web producer are on the WUFT News intranet. View them on your own as soon as possible. Your grade presumes you’ve seen these tutorials.
Attendance Because the INC is a working newsroom, attendance is mandatory. If you are going to miss an INC shift for any reason – illness, family emergency, military obligation, etc. – you must find a classmate to work your shift for you. (The best plan is to trade shifts so you return the favor.) All students in this course must list contact information in a database kept on the WUFT News intranet so that you can find people to work for you. If you cannot find a classmate to work for you – or if that classmate fails to show up on your behalf – you will lose one-seventh of your grade for the Web producer portion of the course.
(Note: You still have to work seven shifts yourself.) Work Ethic
When you are in the INC, you are working a job. That means you are expected to:
• Arrive early (before either 8:30 a.m. or 12:50 p.m.) ready to work.
• Follow the INC business casual dress code on the WUFT News intranet.
• Work efficiently. Get stuff done; don’t dawdle.
• Focus on the job. Put away the cellphone and ignore Facebook.
• Be self-reliant. Use the WUFT News intranet to learn how to do your job.
• Display a positive attitude. Smile and be kind. Don’t be a jerk.
• Show initiative. Help others, volunteer to chase a story and collaborate.
Web Producer Grading At the end of each INC shift, you will upload a self-assessment that will be used
along with observation to grade each shift. The 100-point grading rubric is:
Mechanics Use software and WordPress tools effectively. 10 You will need to upload an electronic self-assessment to each INC shift “assignment” in Canvas. You may find the electronic form in the “Files” tab of the course Canvas site.