A reminder: The text-only version of your feature story is due at the start of class Wednesday. It's worth 5 percent of your class grade, so it should be as complete as possible. This is an originally reported story of 500 to 700 words (600 to 800 for grad students), on a topic previously approved by me. It should be written in journalistic style and be worthy of publication. Stories must be original work and must not have been previously published elsewhere. Stories with factual mistakes will be given an automatic F (55 percent). Stories must be accurate, fair and fully reported, and include strong feature leads, nut graphs and transitions. The text will be turned in on paper, doublespaced, with a word count at the top.
When it's completed, we will upload this multimedia story together to the college's assessment site, after I've pushed it live on our college server.
Here are some examples of student multimedia stories (these were written for Maryland Newsline):
* Profile, with text, photos, Web links and video clip, from grad student Raechal Leone: http://www.newsline.umd.edu/etcetera/jenniferlholm092607.htm;
* Feature story, with text, photos, audio clips, and Web link, from undergrad Carrie Dindino: http://www.newsline.umd.edu/etcetera/watergatesale090707.htm;
* News story, with text, photos, Web links and Google map, from Carrie Dindino:
* Feature story, with text, photo, audio clips, interactive quiz (first link in story), and Web links, from grad student Rachel Mauro:
Hope that helps to conceptualize this! Chris