APRIL 4 Peer edit Issue pre-first drafts. (Final feature deadline moved to Thursday, April 6)
APRIL 6 FIRST DRAFT ISSUE (1,000 words with 4 voices, 2 of whom are "experts") due.
Final FEATURE DUE (1,000 words, 15 percent of total grade) If time, watch "Reporter."
Discuss chapters, Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. NEXT: Read and complete worksheets on Chaps. 26 on Taste in Journalism and 27 on Morality. If time, watch "Reporter."
APRIL 11 TOPIC: ****Schedule change****Attend talk by Jose Antonio Vargas, 4 p.m. in Student Union Ballroom, email lead and nutgraph same night (counts for 20 percent of Final)
APRIL 13 FINAL ISSUE PAPER DUE. (1,000 words 20 percent of total grade) Review for FINAL QUIZ. Ethical reporting Discuss Chapters 26 & 27; in-class work on issue paper, blogs
APRIL 18 NO CLASS (UMASS follows Monday schedule due to Patriots Day)
APRIL 20 END OF SEMESTER QUIZ Discuss summary/analysis writing.
APRIL 25 In-class deadline assignment: Watch film and write SUMMARY/ANALYSIS (10 percent of final grade) on deadline, due at end of class.APRIL 27 - Wrap-up
MAY 2- LAST DAY OF CLASS/ recap/ Final blogs presentations
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ziff Gallery, S414 Integrative Learning Center
Both the environment and journalism face new challenges under the Trump Administration. Amidst these challenges, there are still as many opportunities to report on the environment as there are reasons to do so. Staff members of the global conservation news service Mongabay.com, which has been publishing since 1999 and now reaches 2 million readers per month in nine languages, will share how they developed careers covering this important beat. The staff will also discuss how they see the landscape changing during this pivotal period and the role of nonprofit and entrepreneurial journalism in 2017 and beyond.