Oct. 19: Media law & ethics

Optional extra credit due Oct. 18: By 11:59 p.m., you need to post your revised profile story on your blog.

  • Delete the “old” version and replace it with the new one
  • Email to let me know your revision is posted on your blog
  • You can earn up to 5 points back on the assignment

Oct. 19 class: Read the Media law & ethics folder materials. We’ll go over basic guidelines in class as well.

Due Oct. 19: Blog post summarizing the readings that should be either a:

  1. Top 5 list of ways to not violate copyright/intellectual property laws
  2. Top 5 list of ways to not get sued for what you post online

The list should:

  • Be your own words that summarize/paraphrase the reading(s)
  • Begin with a brief intro paragraph that gives an overview of what you’re writing
  • Include links to the materials you cited
  • Be written using online writing principles (bulletpoints, headings, etc.)
  • Be concise. No more than three sentences for each of your five items
  • Have a headline that uses SEO & entices people to read it

Not sure what you’re doing? Check out some examples from previous News Writing students Alexis McSparrenMichaela BukatyElisabeth Barrett, and Shannon Boyle but don’t violate intellectual property guidelines by hijacking their words or ideas.

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Wonderful irony: A meme about copyright infringement that *is* a copyright infringement.

Oct. 24 class: Read the materials in the Broadcast writing folder.

Due Oct. 24: Sticking with our “Top 5″ theme, compose your own list of Top 5 tips for broadcast writing. (Think about how it differs from print writing, for example.) Same guidelines as with the media law blog post assignment, and the post is due on your blog by the start of class. You need to use online writing principles:

  • Brief intro that gives an overview of what you’re writing (a lead, if you will…)
  • Bulletpoints/numerals, etc.
  • Be concise. No more than three sentences for each of your five items
  • Links to the materials you cited (info from assigned readings or others you found on your own)
  • Headline that uses SEO
  • DO NOT copy & paste from the readings

Need inspiration? Check out the posts written by previous students Zach Wilson, Jessica CaryBryggen Korte and Carlie Lavin

 

 

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