Available at the student bookstore, this is your official textbook for this course:"Convergent Journalism, an Introduction." By Stephen Quinn, Vincent F. Filak. 2005, FocalPress Title, ISBN: 978-0-240-80724-9.Available for free download is the second required text at
/, is“Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive. A digital literacy guide for the information age”Download, print out and put in a binder.In addition to the required readings in the textbooks, you are required to keep up with the news.
No letter grades will be given for papers, tests, quizzes or projects during the semester. You willreceive points (based on 100 for each). At the end of the semester I will add up the points andweight them according to the percentages listed below. Your points then will determine your grade based on this scale:
A = 95- 100A- = 90-94B+ = 88-89B = 84-87B- = 80-83C+ = 78-79C = 74-77C- = 70-73D+ = 68-69D = 64- 67F = 0-63
There will be several projects, tests and quizzes during the semester that will determine your grade.
Assignments 60%Midterm Exam 10%Final Exam 10%Class participation 15%Quizzes and attendance 15%TOTAL 100%ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attending class and arriving on time will be important to your grade. There are no grace days;every day counts for attendance. Attendance will be taken at the start of class. If you tell me afew weeks after a class that you were there, I will be sympathetic, but will not excuse theabsence, relying on the attendance as the official attendance roster. Internship/job interviews,