2.19.09 Class Assignments

HOME WORK 2/19/2009


You will have three main assignment areas

  1. Read Chapter 4, Reporting Basics
  2. Complete Chapter 4 In-Class and Homework Exercises listed below
  3. Work on your personal blog

UPCOMING QUIZZES REMINDER–We will have a quiz on Chapter 4 next week (Feb. 26). The Midterm, Chapters 1-5, will be on March 5. We will review on Feb. 26

1. READING ASSIGNMENT — Re-read Chapter 4 (Covering the News).

2. ASSIGNMENTS. Complete these assignments from Chapter 4. ASSIGNMENTS ONLINE


  1. We will demonstrate how to change settings in WordPress, and how to create links for web sites and other resources that you might reference in your blog posts.
  2. Today we will get some practice in interviewing techniques by interviewing classmates and conduct interviews, using the techniques and tips in eWorkbook Exercise 4-1.2
  • Students will be divided into work teams.
  • (A) Students will interview each other for about 10-minutes AND take notes;
  • (B) each team member will work for about five minutes to organize their ideas;
  • (C) the team will again interview each other for another ten minutes for a primary interview, answering any questions that were left unaswered;
  • (D) each team member will write a personality profile that includes a hook, the billboard, the body and a wrap-up.
  1. As a follow-up, I want you to evaluate the performance of your interviewer by completing the questionnaire downloadable form the Exercise 4-1.3 web link.
  • The stories should be about 300 words long ceated using Word software (Save Early and Save Often on the Desktop), and the stories and evaluations are due by the end of class.


(Send via email to bneville@uab.edu no later than NOON Wednesday, Feb 25). For the writing assignments you can use a word processor and send an attachment if you like or you can use your blog (and list the assignment as the headline).

3. BLOG WORK — Make an entry in your blog before the next class period. This should be a mini-essay of 200 words or more. Include web links to sites that you mights have used in connection with developing your blog post or site that might relate to your topic.

Also, complete add more supplementary material to your blog site — this could be links, the “about you” information on your blog site, as well as other standard material like “about this site” that would help visitors find out more about what you are doing.

SPECIAL NOTE — Thanks to the 22 or 23 class members who have set up and are using their blogs.

Please visit <https://wgn3.wordpress.com/blogroll-for-class/> to see what you classmates are doing. If you blog address is not included send in immediately to bneville@uab.edu.


One Response to “2.19.09 Class Assignments”

  1. Lauren Ebben Says:

    it wont let me email exercise 4.1-1 to you and i have tried every computer at my house and here at school, i even tried to copy and paste and it wont let me do that. how do i get that to you.

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