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Class Name: Journalism/Yearbook
Teacher: Kara Nulph
Location: Room 132
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Due: Dec 20 (Fri)
Online submissions not permitted.
DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019 by 11:59pm.
This assignment will be worked on in class throughout the week. If you know you'll need more time, please also work on it at home! This is to be done on GOOGLE CLASSROOM (on a Google Doc.) You can work, save, and submit your research paper through Google Classroom online or on the app by joining your class using the CLASSROOM CODES on my Mater Lakes page.

Research Paper - Journalism Ethics

Use your own prior knowledge, research findings, and the RTDNA Code of Ethics (See PowerPoint on Ms. Nulph’s Mater Lakes page) to respond to the prompt below in 3 to 5 pages, double-spaced. You must use the Code of Ethics and at least 1 other outside source. Use your guided draft packet to help you organize and write your essay. 

Prompt - “Fake News 

During the 2016 presidential election, the nation and the world were awakened to the reality of fake news reports. Investigate the issue of fake news in the 21st-century and write a research paper that summarizes the history of the problem and explains how this phenomenon goes against the ethics of journalism and fact-checked news reports.

Due: 5/29/2020
Online submissions not permitted.
Photo Journalism (Weekly Assignment)

*This assignment will be due each week on the last day of the week that you have my class (usually either Thursday or Friday).

Now that you know photography basics, it's time to put your new skills to the test! In journalism, you must use your basic photography skills to then TELL A MEANINGFUL STORY

Capture ONE photo that is well done and has a PROFOUND story to it. It also must meet our basic photography standards/qualities (angle, depth, lighting, center of interest, rule of thirds, peak of emotion, etc.)

  • Put your photo on a USB drive or you may e-mail it to me BEFORE it is due!
    • You must arrive to class prepared! If you do not have your assignment on time, it is a Z (0).
  • Each student must also be able to explain the story behind the photo that makes it profound... WHY are you taking the photo? What message are you trying to tell us?
  • The student presenting the photo must be the photographer of the photo.
  • Please take NEW photos specifically for this assignment.
Remember to use the photo journalism we analyzed in the TIME article as a reference! (Linked)