Handouts

Class  1 -  Tough Times in Journalism  /  Profile Exercise Guide

Class  2 -  Plagiarism Checklist

Class  3 -  Quotes Guidelines  /  Poynter Reporter - Source Relationships  /
                Washington Post Source Policy  /  Attribution  /
                The Way We Ask

Class  4 -  Different Lede Styles  /   Alternative Lede Styles

Class  5 -  News Release Tips  /   Writing Press Releases

Class  6 -  How To Write A Short Story   /  Inverted Pyramid Checklist  /  
                Writing Rules of the Road  /   Inverted Pyramid Transition Words  /  
                Poynter Links for Writing Tips   /   Pros and Cons of the Inverted Pyramid  /
                Writing Well and Quickly

Class  8 -  Covering the Court Beat  /  Smart Crime Coverage  /   Online Resources /
                Cops, Courts and Robbers  /  Guide to Court Procedure

Class  9 -  Looking for Details  /  Obit Examples  /  Obit Checklist /

                Paid Mortuary Examples

Class 10 - Staton Budget Tips  /  What Makes a Great Speech  /  Speech Example   /
                Writing Government Stories  /  Covering News Events   /  Speech Pyramid
                Speeches and Meetings  /  Newsroom Math  /  Rates Are Great  /
                Numbers Style Guide

Class 12 - Oswalt Profile Example  /  Halle Berry Profile Example  /  
                Good Writing  /  Transition Tools  /  5 Boxes Approach to Writing  /
                The Hour Glass Story Style  / Nut Graf or Focus Story  /  Too Young to Diet

Class 13 - Databases of Databases  /  Helpful Links  /  Web Guide  /  Related Links

Class 14 - TV Fake News


Course Information

COMM 3231 - Home

Syllabus

Course Description

Required Texts

Schedule

Facts about Newspapers 2003

Guide to Associated Press Style

Newspaper Credibility Handbook

UHCL Bayousphere

The Signal Newspaper

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