General Class Policies – expectations, obligations
Course Contract – Sign and return to continue
Beat Choices – required in Sitton’s writing courses
Media Writing (CMAC 2003) – Basic traits of published work
Multimedia Reporting (MMJ 2013) – in-depth info for media writers | Lab (MMJ 2010) – practical experience
Sports Reporting (MMJ 3053) – in-depth info for sports writers
News Editing (MMJ 3063) – improving the product
Internships (425V) – Real-world experience
Emergency Manual – What to do when the unexpected occurs
Student Handbook – Know your expectations
Writing Center – Find help with writing problems
Bookstore – Purchase books, supplies
Campus Dining – Grab a bite to eat
|MyCampus | FacMail
Macs, Word – quick keys, helpful hints
News Values – Base news on these
Current Beats – Help cover the campus.
Interviewing Guide – beginner’s help
Photography Primer – every article needs art; learn the VERY basics.
Fog Index – Use it to K.I.S.S.
Life RAFTS – Five rules of journalism
Jargon Buster – learn the lingo of the pros!
Article Format – Use for any article
AP Stylebook – “The Journalist’s Bible” — online subscription, used in every media course
AP Cheat Sheet – subject index
Attribution – Why we use “said”
Active Voice – Use it to punch up your articles.
News Tips FAQ – Beats, briefs and news tips.
Phrase Placement – Appositives, split infinitives and parallel structure.
Journalese/Redundancies – remove these distractions from your work.
Punctuation – Without it, you don’t have a point.
Siler’s Writing Recipe – Simplicity rules!
Spell Check? – Sure, but it won’t catch everything.
Grammarly – automated tutor, prevent plagiarism
-30- Journalist’s end-mark
Learning outcomes – what to expect
Arkansas GenEd course transfers – What typically transfers from other state colleges/universities
University of Arkansas’ 5-Year Academic Calendar
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