Schedule

*The instructor reserves the right to adjust this schedule if she sees fit.

Tuesday, Sept. 1 – Introduction

Thursday, Sept. 3 – AP Style/grammar workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 8 – AP Style continued

Thursday, Sept. 10 – News values

Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Hard news writing

Thursday, Sept. 17 – TBA (Guest speaker if it can be arranged)

Tuesday, Sept. 22 – In-class writing demo

Thursday, Sept. 24 – In-class crime news workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Breaking news

Thursday, Oct. 1 – Covering meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Interviewing

Thursday, Oct. 8 – Meeting story workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Feature ledes & nut grafs

Thursday, Oct. 15 – Feature editing workshop & covering events

Tuesday, Oct. 20 – Event story workshop

Thursday, Oct. 22 – TBA (Guest speaker if it can be arranged)

Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Social media reporting

Thursday, Oct. 29 – Social media activity

Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Rough draft editing

Thursday, Nov. 5 – Project 1 due; Journalism/PR transition

Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Introduction to PR

Thursday, Nov. 12 – Writing for media

Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Press release writing

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Press kits

Tuesday, Nov. 24 – NO CLASS – Work on group proposal

Thursday, Nov. 26 – NO CLASS – Thanksgiving

Tuesday, Dec. 1 – Backgrounders/fact sheets

Thursday, Dec. 3 – PR features

Thursday, Dec. 8 – Using social media in PR

Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Group time for final project work

Final: Thursday, Dec. 17, 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Location TBA Press kit presentations