• Fall 2020 Nonfiction

    Welcome Back!!

    Just a note about the pace of things and keeping track of due dates in this class.  Think of the course having two paths.  One is the study of journalism which we will do through books and the other is the practical work of developing skills in journalism by doing Cub [to be explained] work for the Bark.  You will often be reading and studying a genre of journalism while simultaneously following a set of deadlines for article publication.

    Zoom Links for our class

    2nd Period

    3rd Period

     

    Wednesday, August 19th--The First Day

    2nd Period at 9:50

    3rd Period at 10:40

    Opening slideshow

    HW: Fill out this form to help me support you, especially in Distance Learning.

     

    Thursday, August 20th (2nd Period at 9:10)

    Navigating Nonfiction slideshow (begin with slide 6)

    In Breakout Rooms you will make a copy of THIS document for our scavenger hunt.

    HW: Fill out and submit THIS form, please.  (This is different from yesterday.)

           Read this article on bias.  Prepare to discuss on Monday.

     

    Friday, August 21st (3rd Period at 8:30) 

    Navigating Nonfiction slideshow (begin with slide 6)

    In Breakout Rooms you will make a copy of THIS document for our scavenger hunt.

    HW: Fill out and submit THIS form, please. (This is different from Wednesday.)

           Read this article on media bias.  Prepare to discuss on Monday.

     

    Monday, August 24th (2nd at 10:20/3rd at 11:00)

        Monday Slideshow

    Plan for the Week

    HW for Tues 8/25: Complete reflection on "The Balance Trap" in Google Classroom

       

     

    Tuesday, August 25th (2nd at 11:55/ 3rd at 1:20pm)

    What is invesitgative reporting?

        Slideshow

        Breakout Room Websearch

        Article on Watergate Break-in

    HW for Thurs. 8/27: Read Watergate article #2

     

    Thursday, August 27th (2nd at 11:55/ 3rd at 1:20pm)

    What is political news?  Is there a challenge to keeping it interesting? Click HERE

      Debrief Article 6/19/1972 article

      On your own--Read your section of the article on Katharine Graham

      Come back together to discuss and make sense of the legacy in the publisher's eyes

    HW for Mon. 8/31: Complete reflection on article by Katherine Graham in Google Classroom

     

    Week 3: Investigative Reporting and Journalism Ethics

    Monday, August 31st

     Weekly Plan

     Bark Handbook (you also have this in the handout section of my website)

     Begin All the President's Men about Watergate Film  (Link for class viewing)

    (Notesheet for all days of film) Print it out for taking notes during the film.

    HW: Read Pp. 11-18 in the Bark Handbook

     

    Tuesday Sept. 1st

    QOD: Which of the ethical issues you learned about likely came up in the Washington Post’s investigation of the White House?

    Continue watching All the President’s Men ; Note strategies and challenges for Woodward and Bernstein.

    HW: WP Article 3 with questions, due in Google Classroom

     

    Thursday, Sept. 3rd

    QOD: What challenges do Woodward and Bernstein continue to face?

    Continue watching All the President’s Men ; Note strategies and challenges for Woodward and Bernstein.

    HW: None

     

    Week 4: Journalism Tactics and Selecting Source Material

    Tuesday, Sept. 8th

    QOD: Describe the strategies the reporters use to get sources to talk.  Are these strategies ethical?

         Finish film (30 min)

        Lessons & Legacy of Watergate for investigative journalism

        Judging source material

    HW: Finish source and info analysis sheet and bring to class on Thursday

     

    Thursday, Sept 10th

    QOD: What criteria should you use to determine which quotes from sources to be used in an article?

      News article format..Worksheet for practice

      Watergate article #4 as example

      Begin Watergate analysis

    HW: Finish analysis and submit in Google Classroom

     

    Week 5: Storyplanning and Interview Design

    Monday Sept. 14th

    This week..

    What are topics in the news: RHS, local, state, national

    Spreadsheet for story ideas

    Consider identifying recent developments.

    HW: Enter at least two news story ideas in this spreadsheet.  Due by 9am Tuesday morning.

     

    Tuesday Sept. 15th

    QOD: What is the most recent development in political news?

    How do you participate actively in story planning?

    Bark article matrix

    Identify sources for news articles; crowdsourcing

    HW: Commit to story idea; identify sources.

     

    Thursday Sept. 17th

    QOD: What makes a good interview?

    Write out interview questions

    Slideshow

    Revise interview questions

    Practice interviewing

    Where do you get background info?

    HW: Interview at least 2 sources by Tuesday 9/22

    Reach out to Barkie and let them know what you are working on.

     

    Week 6: Writing Your Article

    ***Article drafts are due this week.  On Monday you will get your Redwood Bark acct ID.  Here is the link to the folder to submit your article draft.

    Monday 9/21: Taking Effective Pictures

    Photo Ideas?

    Photos that tell a story

    Deadlines for article

    Announcement: Redwood Bark Accts.

    HW: Article draft should be shared with Barkie by Thursday night.

    Reach out to Barkie to let them know your progress.

     

    Tuesday 9/22: Work Session

    Come to class, check in. Then you may interview sources, contact sources or do research.

    Opening Slideshow Today

    Check back in at the end of class (2nd period-- 1:00; 3rd period--2:25)

    HW: Article Draft due Thursday by 9pm

     Folder for Submissions is HERE.  Be sure you have your Bark Drive open.

    If for some reason you can't access the folder above, HERE is a spreadsheet to post a link for your article draft.

     

    Thursday 9/24: Constructing Your Article and Using Feedback

    QOD: How do news teams work together?

    Slideshow for today

    Providing Feedback (using the rubric)

    HW: Article Draft due tonight!

    If for some reason you can't access the folder above, HERE is a spreadsheet to post a link for your article draft. 

     

    Week 6: Continue work on Article; Investigative Journalism, Part II

    Tuesday 9/29: Introduce Part II of Investigative Journalism

    News Story check-in

    QOD: In what ways are companies similar to governments?

     

    Video Introduction

    Begin reading 2014 article

    Discuss up through pg 4.

    HW: Finish reading and annotating New Yorker article for homework.

     

    Thursday 10/1: Suspicious...

    QOD: What are some reasons why companies might have secrets?

    Debrief Theranos article.

    The investigation (video)

    Discuss what you learned

    HW: Read Ch. 16 of Bad Blood (PDF in Google Classroom)

     







     

     

     

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