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Welcome to cmat 240 online!
Dr. Jennifer Cox
Summer I 2014
June 2-27
About me
• Dr. Jennifer Cox
• Just finished my third year at SU
• Several years as newspaper journalist
throughout Florida...
The course
The course
• Working knowledge of principles and practices
shaping the journalism and public relations fields
today
• Be a...
communicating
• No in-class meetings
• Call-in cell phone hours:
• Tuesday & Thursday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Other times by app...
Calendar
Course materials
• Writing & Reporting News: A Coaching Method (Carole Rich)
• Chapters listed are according to the 7th ed...
expectations
• View/listen to a lecture Monday-Thursday
• Homework/projects due at 11:59 p.m. on assigned
day
• Work turne...
grading
• Projects: 30 percent
• Reported news story – 15 percent
• Media kit – 15 percent
• Homework: 30 percent
• Quizze...
participation
• Worksheets, practice assignments, information, etc.
• Peer feedback
• Assigned partner each week
• Graded ...
grading
CONTENT
MECHANICS
TOTAL
grading
• Based on rubric
• Varies with each assignment
• Includes:
• Writing Style
• Organization of Information
• Clarit...
grading
• -2 = grammar & punctuation errors
• -2 = AP style errors
• -2 = spelling errors (including typos)
• -10 = factua...
Last bits
• Tune in for first lecture on Monday, June 2
• Email me at jbcox@salisbury.edu
Good luck!
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CMAT 240 Summer 1, 2014 Welcome Presentation

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CMAT 240 Summer 1, 2014 Welcome Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to cmat 240 online! Dr. Jennifer Cox Summer I 2014 June 2-27
  2. 2. About me • Dr. Jennifer Cox • Just finished my third year at SU • Several years as newspaper journalist throughout Florida • Worked on various multimedia projects in Alabama and The Washington Post
  3. 3. The course
  4. 4. The course • Working knowledge of principles and practices shaping the journalism and public relations fields today • Be able to write clearly and concisely, using AP Style and appropriate grammar. • Understand and have practiced good reporting techniques • Understand strong relationship between journalism and public relations
  5. 5. communicating • No in-class meetings • Call-in cell phone hours: • Tuesday & Thursday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Other times by appointment • Online lectures most days Monday-Thursday; Friday work day • Lectures will be posted on our course MyClasses site: https://myclasses.salisbury.edu • I am available via email, Facetime, Skype, and phone • I will reply within 24 hours of your email (by 3 p.m. Monday
  6. 6. Calendar
  7. 7. Course materials • Writing & Reporting News: A Coaching Method (Carole Rich) • Chapters listed are according to the 7th edition; Pay attention to chapter titles rather than numbers! • Buy used on Amazon – new books are quite pricey • The Associated Press Stylebook • You will need this for weekly style quizzes • You will use it in many of your upper-level courses later • Any daily newspaper in print or online
  8. 8. expectations • View/listen to a lecture Monday-Thursday • Homework/projects due at 11:59 p.m. on assigned day • Work turned if after 11:59 p.m.will receive a 10-point deduction for each day late • Communicate with me before you fall too far behind; I can’t help you after the fact • Keep up with the readings
  9. 9. grading • Projects: 30 percent • Reported news story – 15 percent • Media kit – 15 percent • Homework: 30 percent • Quizzes: 30 percent • Tuesdays: AP style & grammar • Thursdays: Readings • Participation: 10 percent Crime story Meeting story Feature story Press release Social media article Social media promotion
  10. 10. participation • Worksheets, practice assignments, information, etc. • Peer feedback • Assigned partner each week • Graded on quality of feedback and timeliness • Make yourself available to your partner! • Turn in weekly evaluation • No peer feedback – let me know! • DO NOT COPY!
  11. 11. grading CONTENT MECHANICS TOTAL
  12. 12. grading • Based on rubric • Varies with each assignment • Includes: • Writing Style • Organization of Information • Clarity • Thoughtfulness • Appropriateness CONTENT
  13. 13. grading • -2 = grammar & punctuation errors • -2 = AP style errors • -2 = spelling errors (including typos) • -10 = factual error • - 20 = using friends or family as sources MECHANICS
  14. 14. Last bits • Tune in for first lecture on Monday, June 2 • Email me at jbcox@salisbury.edu Good luck!

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