JRN 809, Section 301
JRN 409, Section 301
Three credits or Non-Credit Workshop
Location: Comm Arts Building, MSU, East Lansing
Dates: July 16-20, 2012
Instructor: Betsy Pollard Rau
The goals of this class for inexperienced high school newspaper advisers are to introduce the fundamentals of scholastic journalism and to provide a foundation in the management skills necessary to teach journalism and advise a student newspaper. The course covers newspaper content; reporting, writing and editing; photography; staff organization; legal and ethical issues; computer layout and design and student evaluation.
You will be expected to complete two writing assignments, write or update your staff manual, design two pages and complete a project—with grades based on the quality of the work done. Attendance at all sessions is required.
The class will meet for the first time on Monday, July 16 at 9 a.m. Class periods will be 9 a.m to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The class will be over at 2 p.m. on Friday. There will be a closing luncheon at noon. Evenings will be used for homework and open lab use.
- The Radical Write, by Bobby Hawthorne
- Newspaper Designer’s Handbook, by Tim Harrower
- Law of the Student Press, pub. by the Student Press Law Center (optional)
- Notebook compiled by instructor, $8 to $15 fee
- You may purchase your textbooks at Amazon.com or jea.org.
Materials to bring (if available):
- staff manual/editorial policy
- copies of staff forms you want to update or rewrite
- digital camera—if you will be using one and want some experience with it
- pencils, pens, markers
- samples of your newspaper
- curriculum or lesson plans you want to work on
- laptop, if you wish
Registration: To register for this course for credit, please go here: https://mipamsu.wufoo.com/forms/2012-summer-adviser-courses/
Please be sure to check out other steps you might need to do before you are registered into the class on this page.