This page is used primarily for links you will use in lab and only is guaranteed to be updated prior to Lecture. Please check the Schedule to be sure you are completing what is assigned for lecture (including the readings), as well as to see what is due in the upcoming weeks. 

Here are the grading priorities for J202:

  • Accuracy
  • Lead — every lead should have a comment on it
  • Structure
  • Clarity
  • Grammar/style – come up with some notation

NOTE: You will need to be signed in to Google Drive using your account to access the assignment materials.

Week 4

Ethics Module

Lab 1

Finish your Rewrite Poor Story

DUE: Practice Points Newswriting

Lab 2

Breaking News for Wire*

PP Feature Lead

Coming up…

IS Listicle

Week 3

Savvy Citizen Quiz, which is due by the start of Lab 2, Week 3

Lab 1

  1. Breaking News Leads*

Lab 2

  1. Rewrite Poor Story*
  2. Annotated News Story

Coming up…

Practice Points Newswriting

Week 2

Lab 1

  1. Ranking Information
  2. Translating Priorities Into Leads*
  3. Group Lead Rewriting

Outside Lab

  1. Leads Practice Points Assignment


Lab 2 — canceled because of cold weather

Week 1

You should complete this introductory material before coming to your first lab, which is Week 1, Lab 2 because of the start date for classes. That means if your lab is on Monday/Wednesday, you should attend lab Wednesday; if your lab is Tuesday/Thursday, you should attend Thursday; and if your lab is Wednesday/Friday, you should go on Friday.

  1. Watch the Welcome to J202 video
  2. Read the Syllabus
  3. Read the Formatting assignments sheet
  4. Read the Understanding your grades sheet
  5. Read the Extra credit and professional practice sheets
  6. Fill out this About Me form
  7. Read the AP style tipsheet
  8. Do the WordPress training, accessible under the training tab above
  9. Read the section of the J202 website about the Portfolio Site Assignment and make note of the deadlines listed there
  10. Read the Media analysis assignment sheet
  11. Read the J202 Device policy
  12. Get started on the Grammar and Style Training — but DON’T take the assessments until after your first lab
  13. Come prepared to sign this acknowledgement on the first day of lecture that you’ve done all this required preparation (don’t worry about printing it, as we’ll have copies for you)