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First Semester 2007-2008

Welcome to Mr. Hatten's elective journalism course.  Follow the links on the left column for information.  Below are the day-by-day agendas and homework assignments for this course:

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR

Online newspaper: The Edina Stinger-Gazette

 

Day 82 (1.16.08)

Agenda

  • Daily news show #2
  • Work on video news packages

Homework

Video news packages

Day 81 (1.15.08)

Agenda

  • Attempt a daily news show
  • Work on video news packages

Homework

Video news packages

Day 80 (1.14.08)

Agenda

  • Studio productions
  • Work on news video packages

Homework

Video news package (due 1-25)

Day 79 (1.11.08)

Agenda

  • Mr. Hatten models a studio production
  • Practice studio productions
  • Work on news video packages

Homework

  • Video news package

Day 78 (1.10.08)

Agenda

  • Finish studio operations
  • Practice studio production

Homework

  • Video news package 

Day 77 (1.9.08)

Agenda

Introduction lesson: studio operations and studio positions

Homework

Video news package

Day 76 (1.8.08)

day 75 (1.7.08)

Day 74

Day 73

Day 72

Day 71

Day 70

Day 69

Day 68

Day 67

Day 66

Day 65

Day 64

Day 63

Day 62

Day 61 (12.4.07)

Agenda

  • Test on "Viewing the Message"
  • Shooting sequences

Day 60 (12.3.07)

Agenda

  • Shooting sequences

Homework

  • "Viewing The Message" test tomorrow!

Day 59 (11.30.07)

Agenda

  • Hand out "Viewing the Message" chapter
  • Shooting sequences

Homework

  • Read "Viewing the Message" for Tuesday

Day 58 (11.29.07)

Agenda

Shooting sequences in groups

Homework

Sequence projects

Day 57 (11.28.07)

Agenda

  • Take Camera Movements/Rule of Thirds/Nice Shot! quiz
  • Get in groups of three
  • Begin sequencing project

Homework

  • Sequencing project

Day 56 (11.27.07)

Agenda

  • Hand out "Camera Move Aesthetics", "Nice Shot!" and "Rule Of Thirds" readings
  • Complete film terminology lecture

Homework

  • Read "Camera Move Aesthetics", "Nice Shot!" and "Rule Of Thirds"
  • Quiz tomorrow!

Day 55 (11.26.07)

Agenda

  • Film terms powerpoint/lecture/examples

Day 54 (11.20.07) Have a nice Thanksgiving!

Agenda

  • Continue film terms powerpoint and lecture

Homework

  • Blog two more story ideas

Day 53 (11.19.07)

Agenda

  • Begin film terms powerpoint and lecture

Homework

  • Think about news stories you could do for a video report

Day 52 (11.16.07)

Agenda

  • Finish work on newspaper article #1
  • Workshop work with Mr. Hatten
  • Turn in final newspaper article with rough drafts attached

Homework

  • None

Day 51 (11.15.07)

Agenda

  • Work on newspaper article #1
  • Workshop work with Mr. Hatten editing articles

Homework

  • Finish newspaper article.  Due Tomorrow!

Day 50 (11.14.07)

Agenda

  • Work on Newspaper Article #1 and get editing help from Mr. Hatten

Homework

  • Newspaper article

Day 49

Day 48

Day 47

Day 46

Day 45

Day 44

Day 43

Day 42

Day 41 (11.1.07)

Agenda

  • Work on news stories
  • Short finish to yesterday's discussion

Homework

  • Try to watch KARE-11 Extra tonight!
  • Get news story rough drafts done

Day 40 (10.31.07) Happy Halloween!

Agenda

  • You may work on your news stories
  • Discussion of media ethics involving my experience at a funeral
  • Watch three news packages of coverage from internet

Homework

  • Rough draft of news article should be done by Friday

Day 39 (10.30.07)

Agenda

  • Finish reports analyzing a newspapers' front page and one other

Day 38 (10.29.07)

Agenda

  • Read "How The News Is Framed"
  • Divide into pairs or if there are absences, a couple of you can work alone (15 newspapers in the classroom)
  • One person takes the front ("A") section and the other takes a second section of their choosing (prefer the "B" section or sports section in the Pioneer Press and Star-Tribune)
  • With that section, read the stories and fill out the Newspaper analysis worksheet
  • Hand in worksheet tomorrow (Tuesday)
  • You may take your papers home, but I want them back Tuesday and back in good shape)
  • (Mr. Hatten absent -- home with children)

Homework

  • Continue working on news stories for Friday

Day 37 (10.26.07)

Agenda

  • Complete discussion of issues surrounding interviews/writing
  • 50-question multiple choice test

Day 36 (10.25.07)

Agenda

  • How to begin writing a story

 

Day 35 (10.24.07)

Agenda

  • The Interview

Homework

  • Study for recap test (Mass media, what is journalism, ethics, libel, law, "News", reporting) TEST FRIDAY

  • Begin interviewing and writing story

    Day 34 (10.23.07)

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    Agenda

    - The Interview (how to conduct interviews)

    Homework

  • Study for recap test (Mass media, what is journalism, ethics, libel, law, "News", reporting) TEST FRIDAY

  • Begin interviewing and writing story

    Day 33 (10.22.07)

    Agenda

    Homework

  • Study for recap test (Mass media, what is journalism, ethics, libel, law, "News", reporting)

  • Begin interviewing and writing story

    Day 32 (10.17.07)

    Agenda

  • Discussion of news stories and how they work (brief class due to half-day schedule)

    Homework

    • Study for recap test (Mass media, what is journalism, ethics, libel, law, "News", reporting)

    • You may want to begin interviewing and writing story over Education Minnesota break

    Day 31 (10.16.07)

    Agenda

    • "News"

    Homework

    Study for recap test (Mass media, what is journalism, ethics, libel, law, "News", reporting)

    Day 30 (10.15.07)

    Agenda

    • Complete Elements of New presentations
    • News quiz

    Homework

    • Blog 2 news stories.  [See Mr. Hatten's blog for template.]Due tomorrow

    Day 29 (10.12.07)

    Agenda

    • Shortenend classes due to pep fest
    • Elements of news group work (groups of four, on poster: 1) element you are assigned, 2) name of your group, 3) key words that define your term, 4) 3 examples of a possible news story to run in Zephyrus that are primarily your news element, 5) graphic representation of your term.
    • Present posters

    Homework

    • Think of news story ideas that you can work on

    Day 28 (10.11.07)

    Agenda

    Elements of News as they apply to edition of Zephyrus that came out today

    Day 27 (10.10.07)

    Agenda

    • Finish wiki presentations (TV, Video games)

    Homework

    • Read "News"

    Day 26 (10.9.07)

    Agenda

    • Noon start day
    • wiki presentations (magazine, blogs)

    Homework

    • Complete "What is News?" chapter, if not done so already

    Day 25 (10.8.07)

    Agenda

    • Lecture: "Who Cares?" method

    Homework

    • None

    Day 24 (10.5.07)

    Agenda

    • Opening lecture: What is News?
    • wiki presentations (Internet, films, books)

    Day 23 (10.4.07)

    Agenda

    • Go over Mass Media Law/Libel test

    Day 22 (10.3.07)

    Agenda

    • Midterm day (sub for Mr. Hatten because he has a meeting at the district office for Big 6 training)
    • Read Chapter "What Is News?" for tomorrow

    Day 21 (10.2.07)

    • Lecture: What is News? -- part 1

    Assignment:

    Day 20 (10.1.07)

    • Present wikis in class!

    Day 19 (9.28.07)

    • Law discussion/law questions

    Day 18 (9.27.07)

    • Re-vamp wikis in class.  Prepare wiki for presentation.

    Day 17 (9.26.07)

    • Take Chapter 2B (law/libel) quiz
    • Prepare for group presentations
    • Mr. Hatten absent

    Day 16 (9.25.07)

    • Take Chapter 2A quiz (ethics of news media)
    • Read Chapter 2B (journalism law/libel law)
    • Mr. Hatten absent

    Day 15 (9.24.07)

    Agenda:

    • Meet with Dr. Locklear in Fick Auditorium

    Homework:

    • Continue to work on wiki for presentation

    Day 14 (9.21.07)

    Agenda:

    • Gatekeeper theory lecture/discussion

    Homework:

    • Read "To Be A Successful Reporter"
    • Read "The Nature of News"
    • Blog entry: After reading "To Be A Successful Reporter", choose one of the choose the one of the six aspects of being a reporter that the website talks about and post what it is and give an in-depth analysis of why you feel it is the most important aspect of being a good journalist.  Give examples and back your claims with logic and common sense.
    • Finish group wiki for Tuesday (NOTE: this is a change from previous due to meeting with Dr. Locklear on Monday)

     

    Day 13 (9.20.07)

    Agenda:

    • Lecture on Ethics of Journalism

    Homework:

    • Finish wiki for Monday
    • Read Ch. 2-A (ethics)

    Day 12 (9.19.07)

    Agenda:

    • Ethics Q&A

    Homework:

    • Finish wiki for Monday
    • Read Ch. 2-A (ethics)

    Day 11 (9.18.07)

    Agenda

    • Work on wiki project (due Monday in class)

    Homework:

    Finish wiki page with your group

    Day 10 (9.17.07)

    Agenda:

    Work in trios on wiki project

     

    Homework:

    1) Read Chapter 2 of Hatten text 

    2) continue to work on wiki project 

    Day 9 (9.14.07)

    Agenda:

    • Quiz on Chapter 1
    • Students put into groups of three each (10 groups)
    • On wiki, explore and create pages of information and history of a kind of media.  Be sure to cover everything you think anyone would want to or need to know.
    • Each group will present their wiki to class on Monday.

    Homework:

    1) Work on wiki from home. 

    Day 8 (9.13.07)

    Agenda:

    Hand out Chapter 1 of Hatten textbook

    Discuss Mass Media historical timeline

    Homework:

    1) Read Chapter 1 of the Hatten text 

    Day 7 (9.12.07)

    Agenda: Mass Media discussion

     

    Homework: Complete survey if not already done

      

    Day 6 (9.11.07)

    Agenda:

    Groups have 5-10 minutes to prepare for presentation

    Each group presents to the class

    Homework:

    1) Take this survey or go to the blog and follow the link. 

    Day 5 (9.10.07)

    Agenda:

    Groups have 5-10 minutes to prepare for presentation

    Each group presents to the class

     

    Presentation tips

    • Stand close to the audience, not pinned against a background or wall
    • Refer to visual aide, but don't "talk" to it
    • Before beginning your speech, pause until the audience is settled
    • Introduce yourself and state your first and last name and grade in school clearly
    • Stand up straight and comfortably
    • Do not fold arms
    • When someone else in your group is presenting, look at them and pay attention
    • Thank the audience at the end and ask if they have any questions
    • Try your best to refrain from "disfluencies" such as saying "like", "um", "uh", or any other similar grammar mistake.
    • Be articulate, be loud enough to hear and be confident. 

    Being an audience member tips

    • Be active listeners, giving appropriate non-verbal feedback and attention
    • Make eye contact with the speaker
    • Listen intently and not do other tasks during speech
    • Take notes and jot down possible questions for the end of the presentation
    • Clap polietly at the end of the presentation

    Homework:

    1) Take this survey or go to the blog and follow the link. 

    2) Comment on two other students' blogs regarding their posts on Edina HS/Community.  Be constructive and polite.  Make sure your comments are stronger than just: "Nice blog."  Remember, the assignment was to write about something a stranger to this community wouldn't know or understand and to explain it in full.  Try to offer both positive and negative feedback.  If the blog you're going to already has two comments, move on to someone else's blog.  If that person doesn't have a posting on their blog, please comment to them that they are behind and need to get caught up.

    Day 4 (9.7.07)

    Agenda:

    Group work

    • What are different forms of Mass Media?
    • Why are you here?
    • What is journalism?
    • Why is journalism important?
    • Graphic representation of journalism

    Groups present work to the class

     

    Homework: Get your blog up and running if you haven't already done so.  Watch TV news, read a newspaper, read a magazine.

    Day 3 (9.6.07)

    Agenda: What are Mass Communications and what are mass media?  Lecture/PowerPoint and note-taking.

    Homework: Come to class tomorrow with a list of mass media for our discussion.

    Day 2 (9.5.07)

    Agenda: Lecture: "Seeing What's Right In Front of Your Nose."

    - Discussion about Edina H.S. and community and what is possibly information someone who knows nothing of the area would want/need to know.

    Homeowork: If you haven't already, create a blog

    Post on your blog

    • Write a few paragraphs or more about a topic that might be right in front of your nose regarding Edina H.S./community.  What is it about this topic that is important and why is it unique?  What makes it interesting?  What are the specific details of this topic that you can describe?

    Day 1 (9.4.07)

    Agenda: Welcome to class.  Introduction to the course and classroom.

    Homeowork: If possible, create a blog on http://www.blogger.com

     If you need help, click on this link --> BLOGGER HELP