All lecture notes, assignments, articles and tutorials will be posted on a blog for the course called “The South Jersey Line” at https://mbgjournalism.wordpress.com/ It is also a portal to student work. Students should bookmark the class blog or subscribe to its RSS feed and read it regularly.
All lecture notes, assignments, articles and tutorials will be posted this blog. Students should bookmark the class blog or subscribe to its RSS feed and read it regularly.
Students are expected to do all reading the week it is assigned and to come to class with thoughtful questions and comments about the texts. Students are also expected to apply the readings into their reporting and course work. There will be two extra credit quizzes on the reading: one at mid-semester and one at the end of the semester.
JournalismNext: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing
By Mark Briggs, CQ Press, 2nd Edition (with the green cover)
This is the basic text that covers concepts, terminology, and tips for multimedia reporting. New and used copies are available in the Rowan bookstore, Amazon.com or another online bookseller. You can also rent this text in the Rowan bookstore. You should be able to find a copy for between $14-$25.
The Associated Press Stylebook by Norm Goldstein (editor)
All writing for this course (including headlines, photo captions, news articles, etc.) must follow AP style. Every journalism student needs this book. Buy it and use it. New and used copies are available in the Rowan bookstore, Amazon.com, and other locations. You should be able to find a copy for between $10-$20.
Each week, students will read and discuss a news blog or website (i.e. Huffington Post, Vox, Vice, Buzzfeed, etc).