Assignments

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
  • Structure
  • Clarity
  • Grammar/style

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

Week 10

Lecture

DUE: IS Audio Story and IS ASFs

Lab 1

IS work time and TA meetings (come with questions about your main story)

Lab 2

IS Site Presentation

Coming Up

IS Final Story, IS Social Promo and IS Final Site

Week 9

Lecture

DUE: IS Audio Story Script and IS Main Story Draft

Lab 1

Portfolio ASF

Lab 2

Analytics Memo and Visualizations

Coming Up

IS Audio Story and ASFs (April 1)

IS Main Story, IS Site and IS Social Promotion (April 8)

Week 8

Lecture

DUE: IS Magazine Layout and IS Original Photos

Lab 1

Group Audio Informative Story*

Lab 2

Group Informative Video Story*

Coming Up…

IS Audio Story Script (start of lecture week 9)

IS Main Story Draft (start of lecture week 9)

IS Audio Story (start of lecture week 10)

IS ASFs (start of lecture week 10)

Week 7

Lecture

DUE: Individual Interview Story

Lab 1

DUE: Pitch Email 

Newsletter Layout*

Lab 2

Individual Story work time

Coming Up…

IS Original Photos and Magazine Layout (start of lecture, week 8)

IS Audio Story Script and Main Story Draft (start of lecture, week 9)

Week 6

Lecture

Adobe Premiere online training (the start of lecture)

Lab 1

Group Charitable Video*

Lab 2

Scavenger Hunt Rules

Scavenger Hunt Tasks*

Coming Up…

IS Interview Story (start of lecture, week 7)

Journalist Pitch Email (start of lab 1, week 7)

IS Original Photos and Magazine Layout (start of lecture, week 8)

Week 5

Lecture

DUE: Listicle (before lecture)

Lab 1

  1. Group Strategy and Press Release Critique. See here for some tips on writing press releases.
  2. Follow-up Story*

At Home

  1. Practice Points Press Release (Start of lab two)
  2. Portfolio Blog Post One (Wednesday 11:59 p.m.)

Lab 2

  1. Breaking Press Release*

Coming up…

Narrative Brand Content (Due start of Lab 1 week 6)

March 4: IS Interview Story

March 11: Original Photos & Magazine Layout

(You want to especially keep the photos in mind. It will take far less time and come out far better if you plan ahead.)

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)