Category Archives: MSJ

Multimedia Sports Journalism class

  • Policy on anonymous sources

    Posted on December 8, 2014 by in 4804, 4806, 4814, 4992, 7802, Convergence Resources, Help Files, MSJ

    Anonymity threatens a newspaper’s credibility.  Our newsrooms’ compact with its audience is bound by the credibility.  That’s why using anonymous sources should clear the highest barriers. All anonymous quotes and citations MUST be cleared by a faculty editor unless prevented by time factors.  Reporters MUST reveal the source to their editors.  Failure to do so […]

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  • MSJ grading rubric: Writing

    Posted on March 21, 2014 by in MSJ

    An upper level journalism student should be able to produce very clean copy, largely free of AP style errors. Accurate work is expected and inaccurate work will be penalized. Here is the rubric we will use for this class. It is based off the rubric used in J2100 but with standards fitting of an upper […]

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  • 4814/7814 Course Policies, Procedures

    Posted on January 22, 2013 by in 4814, MSJ

    Basic Info | Schedule | Syllabus | Policies | Grading Code of Ethics The role of a journalist is to tell the truth, act independently and minimize harm. As such, journalism students are expected to read and comply with with the highest ethical standards. Though various codes have slight differences – you will find they […]

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  • 4814, Multimedia Sports Journalism, Spring 2013

    Posted on January 21, 2013 by in 4814, MSJ

    Basic Info | Schedule | Syllabus | Policies | Grading   Jump to: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 1 — Introductions Mon. Jan. 21:  Holiday, no class. […]

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  • How to connect to the Classes Server

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by in 4804, 4806, 4992, 7802, Help Files, MSJ

    While you work in your newsroom, you will keep a portfolio of the work you produce, writing a brief two-paragraph summary describing your experience. You will also save copies of scripts, photos, audio and video that you produce during your newsroom experience. This summary and saved work must be filed weekly in your personal folder […]

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  • MSJ Story Pitch Form

    Posted on January 21, 2012 by in Help Files, MSJ

    Fill out this form to help you formulate and present your idea. A good story pitch involves some pre reporting to see if your idea has validity and if it can be done. You will turn in this form for your story pitches. Subject/Slug: One or two words story label, such as ticket sales or […]

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  • MSJ Course Assignments and Grading

    Posted on January 18, 2012 by in 4814, MSJ

    Basic Info | Schedule | Syllabus | Policies | Grading Effective fall 2011 – Both graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in this class are subject to plus/minus grading. Your grade will reflect these percentages: Style quizzes: 20% Beginning in Week 2 you will have quizzes on Blackboard. There will be 8-10, each worth 10 – […]

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  • Basic Info – MSJ

    Posted on January 16, 2012 by in MSJ

    Journalism 4301/7301 is a upper level elective and a class in the Sports Journalism emphasis area.  Students cover MU sports for KBIASports.org. Class Schedule: The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. in the 45 Walter Williams computer lab. In addition to class time, students will cover MU athletic events. […]

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  • Multimedia Sports Journalism schedule, Spring 2012

    Posted on January 10, 2012 by in MSJ

    CLASS SCHEDULE (Topics can change throughout the semester due to availability of speakers.) WEEK 1 Jan. 16 NO CLASS: M.L. King holiday Jan. 18 Introductions. Syllabus review. Getting started. QUIZ 1: Prelim style quiz in class, 10 questions, not graded. How the class will work (Beats) Our website AP and Missourian style book links Syllabus […]

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  • Four keys to successfully pitching story ideas

    Posted on August 30, 2011 by in 4804, 7802, MSJ

    By Reuben Stern RJI Print & Graphics Editor Missouri School of Journalism Trying to convince an editor that something is worth covering might seem daunting at first. But really, editors are push-overs and are often willing to say yes to almost anything so long as your story pitch does a good job of covering these […]

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