Monthly Archives: September 2011

201109 30: Assign3 In Class

I hope you read Chapter 8 of the text: Speeches, news conferences and meetings. I was disappointed that the first class especially ignored this important piece of advice: “Every reporter at a news conference has a line of questions to … Continue reading

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2011 09 28 Guest Speaker: Gene Park

Have a treat for you on Wednesday (if only because you don’t have to listen to me). One of the Star-Advertiser’s young reporters, Gene Park, is going to take time out of his workday to be our guest speaker. Park is a … Continue reading

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Syllabus Update

Here’s what the next few weeks have in store for JOUR1100 Fri  9/23   First Amendment, Rights & Responsibilities of Press, TLS Chapter 4 Mon 9/26  Writing Workshop, AP Style, Introduction to News Writing, TLS Chapter 8 Wed 9/28   Guest Speaker: Gene Park, Honolulu Star-Advertiser … Continue reading

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All the President’s Men

This week and next, we’ll be watching a 1976 film called All the President’s Men, which won four Academy Awards.  It’s about a pair of young Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose investigation of a burglary at Democratic National Committee … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the American Newspaper/First Amendment

Today in class, we will have a whirlwind tour of American newspaper history. Here are some terms to help you take notes: Vlad Tepes Drakul New England Courant John Peter Zenger, New York Weekly Journal Truth is an absolute defense … Continue reading

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Writing Assignment No. 2: Classmate Profile

Pair off with one of your classmates. Interview each other.  You have class time on Monday to do so. That may not be enough time, so you will have to exchange contact info and make some additional arrangements. You’ll want … Continue reading

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Whoa! Back on the syllabus

Contrary to what I told the first (but not the second) section, the bookstore does have copies of Telling the Story, the main text for this course. So we will stay on the syllabus.  Please read chapter 3 of Telling the Story … Continue reading

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Writing Assignment No. 1

Please write honest answers to the following questions. This will be not be graded, except whether you did it. However, I will read the assignments with great interest. 1. How do you feel about your writing? About writing in general? … Continue reading

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Hello, Class: Facebook, Blog and Syllabus

I am looking forward to meeting all of you on Sept. 7. We have a pleasant, well-equipped media center for our classroom, Frear Center 102A. The address is 1132 Bishop, but you enter from the Fort Street Mall side. We … Continue reading

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