Journalism 190 assignments and stuff

Introduction

An introduction to information sources that academic researchers, journalists, public relations and advertising professionals rely on increasingly in the digital age to conduct scholarly research, report and write news stories, and to find, analyze and present research on trends in mass communications. Students learn how to evaluate sources of information for credibility and quality, while they strengthen their basic research skills to go beyond Google and dig below the surface of today’s high-tech information world.

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Guidelines

  • Final grades will be determined almost entirely by performance on assignments associated with weekly lectures.
  • Late papers are not accepted and will receive no credit. Completed assignments generally will be due by 12:00 noon on the day of the subsequent class meeting.  12:01 is too late.
  • Attendance is taken into consideration in formulation of final grades.
  • Please do not use class time to access (electronically or otherwise) materials unrelated to the course.
  • There will be no mechanism (extra credit, make-up assignments, etc.) to raise final grades.

APA Style

Assignments in the class will make extensive use of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style.

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