Fashion Institute of Technology/Advertising and Communications Department AC141 Journalism Professor: L.M. Johnson Journalism Final Project Objective: To get you to try your hand at various writing styles

Fashion Institute of Technology/Advertising and Communications Department AC141 Journalism Professor: L.M. Johnson Journalism Final Project Objective: To get you to try your hand at various writing styles

  admin   Feb 23, 2017   Uncategorized   0 Comment

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THIS PAPER OR A PAPER ON A RELATED TOPIC AND GET A+RESULTS

Fashion Institute of Technology/Advertising and Communications Department AC141 Journalism Professor: L.M. Johnson Journalism Final Project Objective: To get you to try your hand at various writing styles each week for the rest of the semester – a news story, a news feature, a longer feature, a profile a report, etc. You are to incorporate these items into a “blog” that you create using and incorporating the basics of journalism while expressing your own voice. In other words, you’ll be expected to maintain the journalistic standards of good writing, clear organization and proper spelling and grammar, but you’ll also get to be less formal and sound more like you, all the while putting into practice some of the lessons you’ve learned in your readings and class homework and assignments. The key is to have fun with this project. What to do: 1. Select a topic: What do you want to blog about? The New York City subways? Fashion at FIT? Reality television? The Green movement? Broadway? Sports? Food? Interior Decorating? Music? Living in New York City? It can be almost anything, but it must be a topic that can sustain your interest – and provide you with enough to write about – for the rest of the semester. Your blog will essentially be your news beat. So you need to have a nose for news and develop news stories pertaining to your topic. It should also be something accessible to you – i.e. you can’t write about the fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan if you’re stuck on campus and can’t attend them. Keep in mind that this isn’t a diary. Your blog must have a point and a point-of-view, rather than being a farflung stream-of consciousness journal of your random thoughts on any given day 2. Select a name for your blog. It should be catchy and memorable and reflect the topic you are writing about. 3. Write your blog in a word program and add to them regularly. Look at various news blogs online and see the formats they are set up in select one that you like and use that one as a guideline, indicate the blog style you are using with the URL for my review. 4. Each week in class we will devote an hour to discussing the various types of stories that will be written for each blog entry. Blog entries: You are responsible for 8-10 pieces for your blog. (Eight are required; the additional two will count as extra credit). Treat each written entry as a news item it must be a “real” story with a beginning, middle and end. Also write a headline for each blog entry. It must also have a reason for being and make a point and tie into your overall blog concept. You can report/write your blog stories in any order you wish but they must come from this list of story topics: Story Topics to Choose From: 1. Profile: A piece focused on one person that you should have access to interview and write a profile for your blog. For example if you ‘re keeping a blog on the NYC subways; you could profile a subway musician, or even a long-time newspaper vendor. You can also profile a company that has major news that was announced. 2. Review: A book, a movie, a museum show, almost anything. Again, if you’re writing about the subways, you could review a renovated subway station or if the “green movement” is your topic review eco-friendly fashions. 3. Commentary: This is different from a review. Pick an issue in the news that bugs you – has “global warming” become an empty cause – and write about it, clearly taking a stand. It’s OK to rant, as long as you can back up your sentiments with facts and not just use your opinion. 4. 50-words-or-less: Can you say something in 50 little words? It’s harder than you think. (Hint: Focus tightly, then revise, revise, revise) 5. Fashion or Style: You don’t have to be a fashion major to write about style. And this doesn’t have to be about clothing. Think kitschy salt and pepper shakers, the design of a building, and the art of putting on makeup or the importance of a color. 6. Interview: At least one of your entries should include an interview or two. This is different from the profile, which will focus on one person. Here, you’re writing about something – how the C trains are always late – and including quotes from a few fellow train riders standing with you on the platform. Interview stories focus on a topic and then get reaction responses from people to write a story on the topic and how people feel about or respond to the subject. 7. Description: Focus on one small thing and describe it in detail. Waiting on line at the DMV, Central Park on the first days of spring – again, anything as long as it’s related to your overall blog topic. The key here is to use description techniques to tell the news story. 8. Up to You: This entry can be anything you want to write about, as long as it’s related to your topic. Still, the rules of good journalism apply: organization, clarity, good writing and in this case your voice. You could do a critique on the styles of dresses worn on the red carpet and who looked good or bad. This is the only type of story that you are allowed to have and use your opinion. This story cannot be a repeat of any of the other stories listed here. It needs to be an entirely different story type. This needs to be approved by me before proceeding with writing this story. 9. Basic News: A timely news story that relates to your blog topic. It must use key facts and be written in the inverted pyramid news format. This needs to be relevant and current 10. Statistical: Using data/research from numbers write a statistical story that relates to your topic. Interpret and explain numbers in a story. An example would be research states that 50% of college students do not read the newspaper in print form. Remember: You do not have to have all of your ideas mapped out before you get going. Your topic will be a good starting point. You may have tons of ideas from the get-go, but if you don’t, just find a starting point for your first piece; each entry should build from the last one. When in doubt: Ask. If you have any questions about your topic or about any of the things you want to write about, see me. We will go over a variety of stories during the semester select ones that really fit your topic and the audience that you are writing for. Be sure to be newsworthy, educating and factual. Your writing should be engrossing holding the readers attention. Story length: Besides the 50-words-or-less entry, your pieces should vary in length (i.e. 250, 400, even 800). The entire project should be about 2,000-2,500 words (slightly more if you do all ten), but let’s decide as you work on your entries. Along with your blog entries include an analysis explaining the blog idea/concept, explain the journalistic techniques used for the stories selected to write – types of headlines and leads being used (there should be a variety), indicate your nut graph and the story structure (use a variety here as well) chosen for each piece. Your blog should also have an intro similar to an About Us seen on blogs or websites that sets up the concept idea for the blo

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THIS PAPER OR A PAPER ON A RELATED TOPIC AND GET A+RESULTS

  • test
  • test
  • test
  • test
error: Content is protected !!