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Final J1 Assignment



Mini
-
Newspaper Project


Final Journalism Assignment: Newspaper Mini
-
Edition


As your final project in Journalism

1
, you will work with a small group of students to create a multi
-
page
newspaper. Your
newspaper

should showcase the journalistic genres we have discussed and practiced during
the semester, as well as reflect the personalities, interests, and experiences of the students in your group.

Each group member is responsible for
at least
two

complete articl
e
s

and one photo
, with all members
working together on story

ideas,
planning, editing, and
layout.


Group Members’ Names:
______________________________________
________________________


Name of Newspaper:
__________________________________________
________________________


DIRECTIONS
:
As a group,
brainstorm article ideas for your group newspaper assignment. You
should

develop
more article ideas

(
consider
news, feature, sports, entertainment,
and
editorial

stories
)
than needed for the
project.
After
choosing the best stories, each group member
should choose two

article ideas

t
o begin writing.


OVERALL REQUIREMENTS
:



Groups

should include
1
-
3

students



Newspapers should be given

a
n original title

(banner)



Each group member needs to produce a minimum of
two

complete article
s

and one photo

o

Articles should be between 250 and 500 words as appropriate, include a headline, and
include
an appropriate lead

o

At least one of each individual’s two articles should
directly relate

to Bay Port

o

At least one of each indi
vidual’s two articles should include two original quotations

o

Photos should exhibit good technique and include a caption

o

An infographic may be substituted for a photo (
you
may
consider using Hohli

(charts.hohli.com), Many Eyes (
www
-
958.ibm.co
m/software/data
/cognos/manyeyes), or
ChartsBin (
chartsbin.com
)



Group members should produce any content (additional photos, story modules, infographics, news
briefs, etc) necessary to design their pages



Final mini
-
new
spapers should be 1
-
3 pages and designed to use 3
-
5 c
olumns for layout



Everyone in the group must contribute to the design of the newspaper and its layout


WRITING
DEADLINE:
Articles are due by the beginning of class next
Tuesday, January 17
.

Including today, you
will have six days to plan your newspaper, write your two articles, and shoot your photo.


LAYOUT
:
Layout will be introduced and completed in class on
Wednesday, January 18
.


GRADING:
The articles, photo, and layout completed for the final project will be considered your final exam
and count for 10% of your overall grade in this class.
F
ull credit
may be earned by

projects

that include all
necessary components, are properly formatted, a
nd are submitted by the deadline.
Late newspapers will not
be accepted for full credit, unless prior arrangements have been made, or in the case of illness or oth
er
excused absence from school.


Group members will not automatically receive the same grade.

Your individual, active participation in your
group will be reflected in your
final score
.