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  • 1. Connecting with the Newspaper Course Rachele Kanigel San Francisco State University [email_address]
  • 2. JOUR 609 Publication Lab
    • Newspaper production course in a journalism department
    • All students required to take at least once, most take at least twice
    • Prerequisites: Newswriting + Reporting (reporter/editors)
    • OR Newswriting + Photojournalism 2 (photographers)
  • 3. Staff
    • 10-15 editors
    • 20-30 reporters
    • 10-15 photographers
    • 1-3 designers (sometimes not enrolled in class – they may take independent study)
  • 4. Publication
    • Newspaper distributed weekly on Wednesdays
    • Website updated daily
    • 10,000 circulation
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  • 7. Class Structure
    • Class meets twice a week, Mondays & Fridays 9:30-11 a.m.
    • Mondays: Critiques
    • Wednesdays: Workshops, guest lecturers, discussions of ethical issues, panel discussions, brainstorming sessions, project planning sessions
    • Last 15 minutes of class reporters & editors meet
  • 8. Grading reporters
    • Minimum requirements:
    • 15 stories (roughly one per week)
    • 20 production hours
    • Weekly story pitches
    • Reporters turn in three portfolios, each after about 5 weeks
  • 9. Grading reporters
    • Portfolio includes:
    • Original draft of each story and story as it appeared online or in print
    • Memo for each story explaining how story originated, problems encountered, how reporter and editor worked together
    • Weekly beat memos (story ideas)
    • Production hours log
    • Self-evaluation form
    • Evaluation of editors
  • 10. Grading reporters
    • Point system:
    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
  • 11. Grading reporters
    • Evaluation process:
    • Reporter assembles portfolio and fills out self-evaluation
    • Editors fill out evaluation form for each reporter they work with.
    • Instructor reviews portfolio, evaluation forms and grades portfolio
    • Instructor meets with each reporter in the first grading period; conferences are recommended but not required after that
    • After meeting with all reporters instructor meets with each editor to discuss their performance
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  • 14. Class activities
    • 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?
  • 15. Textbook
    • Instructors can order a free examination copy at wiley.com
  • 16. Resources
    • Golden Gate [X]press can be viewed at xpress.sfsu.edu
    • Syllabus available for download at issuu.com/rkanigel/docs/ newspapercoursesyllabus
    • This presentation is available at slideshare.net /rkanigel /newspapercourse