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Last approved: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:58:21 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:58:12 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

cherryc
Cheryl
Cherry
Cherryc@missouri.edu
573/882-5747
Journalism
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
banaszynskij
Jacqueline
Banaszynski
BanaszynskiJ@missouri.edu
573/882-4573
Journalism
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
jennerm
Michael
Jenner
jennerm@missouri.edu
573/884-2270
Journalism

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

JOURN
Journalism (JOURN)
Journalism
4460
3
 
30
Advanced News Reporting
Assignments to more difficult beat areas, team reporting and some investigative reporting for community newspaper. Individual conferences and weekly class sessions on contemporary reporting problems.
 
Lecture/Standard with Laboratory
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
JOURN 4450.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

banaszynskij
Jacqueline
Banaszynski
BanaszynskiJ@missouri.edu
573/882-4573
Journalism
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
314 Lee Hills Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

warhovert
Thomas
Warhover
warhovert@missouri.edu
573/882-5734
Journalism
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
309 Lee Hills Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

schnellerj
John
Schneller
schnellerj@missouri.edu
573/884-2103
Journalism
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
305 Lee Hills Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

reedkath
Katherine
Reed
reedkath@missouri.edu
573/882-1792
Journalism
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
306 Lee Hills Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

swaffords
Scott
Swafford
swaffords@missouri.edu
573/884-5366
Journalism
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
311 Lee Hills Hall
 
 

abbottjm
Jeanne
Abbott
abbottjm@missouri.edu
573/882-5741
Journalism
(numbers only)
NTT Professor
316A Lee Hills Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

brixeye
Elizabeth
Brixey
brixeye@missouri.edu
573/882-2632
Journalism
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
312 Lee Hills Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

Advanced Reporting is a capstone course for graduating seniors (and available under a different course number for graduate students). Students attend a weekly seminar to explore high-end issues and lessons in journalistic practices and ethics, then work in "lab" capacity as beat and enterprise reporters at the Columbia Missourian. I am in the seminar professor and instructor of record; faculty city editors at the Missourian oversee the beat work of Advanced Reporting students.
Added substantive readings about craft and specific lecture topics about the craft of reporting and writing. Including specific component each week about careers.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

25
15
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
Weekly Blog Posts
Reflect and write each week on connections between assigned readings, class discussions and beat reporting experience.
Length of assignment:
150
Seminar Professor
 
 
150

Weekly Beat Memo
Summarize beat work and stories done the previous week, challenges faced, lessons learned. Outline beat work planned for coming week, including a minimum of three story ideas. Goal is reflection (self de-briefs, time management, advance planning and consistent communication with editors.
Length of assignment:
300
Lab instructor
 
 
300

Goals Memo
Summary and defense of goals for the semester's learning and work. Includes five proposed beat story ideas.
Length of assignment:
500
Seminar professor, Beat editor
500
Seminar professor, Beat editor
1000

Ethics Essay
Reported personal essay articulating an ethical situation the student confronted as part of his/her journalistic experience. The essay connects the situation to core journalistic principles, outlines the action the student and others took in coming to a resolution and summarizes lessons learned going forward. The essay is a primary part of the seniors' professional portfolios and is meant to demonstrate understanding of journalistic practices and principles and critical thinking skills.
Length of assignment:
1500
Seminar professor, peer review
3000
Seminar professor
4500

Beat stories
Identifying, sourcing, reporting and writing stories for professional publication. Demonstrates mastery of journalistic practice and ethics.
Length of assignment:
1200
Lab editor/instructor
1200
Lab editor/instructor
2400

Professional portfolio
Electronic portfolio collecting a job cover letter, resume, ethics essay and collection of student's journalistic work.
Length of assignment:
750
Seminar professor
750
Professional journalists
1500

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
13.33
Revisions:
16.52
29.85
The Blog Posts and Beat Memos are due weekly, so word/page count should be multiplied by 15. (6,750 words or 20.5 pages)
Students average 15 Beat Stories over the course of a semester, so that word/page count should be multiplied by 15. (36,000 words/109 pages)

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
Students may at times work in partnership on stories. Evaluation remains the same.
Ethics Essay is based on a personal situation and an exploration of the student's values and approach to resolving it.
Beat stories are shaped by the student's approach to a story angle or the enterprise question the reporter, with agreement from his/her lab editor, wants to explore.
Blog posts, beat memos and enterprise stories are due weekly.
Ethics essay is a draft due after the first month of the semester, with revisions due in the following month.
Professional portfolios compile some of the assignments already noted but also include a cover letter and resume.
90
%
 
2
Faculty editors who serve as beat editors (lab sections of this course) have all taken WI training in the past, and are veterans at this work. They know their roles.

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:58:12 GMT): JOURN 4460W, 01 and labs have been added to the Fall 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled JOURN 4460, 01 with labs for Fall
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