JRN 401 Week 12 – March 29
Business stories due today at 8:30 am
Commentary #1 due April 5 at 4:30 (you will have the class time and lab time to complete this assignment
Commentary #2 due April 11 at 8:30 am
Lab time moved to morning session – Mark will talk about freelancing
Class finished for the semester at 11:15 or whenever Mark wraps the freelancing session
Reference/resources for discussion from readings…
Columns – what are they?
Columns have topics and themes.
- Topics are person, place, thing (issue, initiative, etc.)
- Theme is your point!
What is Rick’s topic?
What is his theme?
- Column idea – go through the class and hear ideas for columns: topic and theme
Columns have a clearly defined point and a clearly defined point of view
What’s the difference?
Research – columns must be based on solid research: facts, quotations, citations, data from sources and personal experience/observation
Primary research – going to the scene, interviews, observation; knowledge that comes from your experience – lets you include sensory information
What’s a bit of sensory information you could include in your column?
Openings = hooks or entices the reader to grab readers’ attention
For each of your column ideas, what would be an example of each of the above?
What will be your voice?
Suggestion – each of you should make one of your columns humourous
Open – suggests conclusion
Closed – states conclusion
How will you end your column?