Portfolio 1 Up to 25 points Portfolio 2 Up to 25 points Portfolio 3 Up to 25 points Beat Report Up to 5 points Class participation Up to 5 points Beat handoff Up to 5 points Production hours (20) 1/2 point per hour Bonus points 1 for each weekly award Total Up to 100
Group critiques – Students meet in small groups to select best headline, best story, best lede, best photo, best page design, etc.
Story hunt -- Send groups of 3 (a mix of editors, reporters and photographers) out on a story hunt; each group has to find an upcoming event, a feature idea, a subject for a multimedia story, a trend story
Brainstorming session – Students meet in small groups to generate story ideas. Ask:
What’s challenging about being a student?
What frustrates you about this school?
How does the economy/budget cuts/upcoming election, etc affect students on this campus?