Merrill College of Journalism - Learning Outcomes
 
Undergrad: 1     Masters:     Certificate:
1: Outcome description:
Students will demonstrate written and oral communications skills through the ability to report and edit relevant news stories acceptable to a professional news outlet.

Research Component | Writing Component | Editing Component | Broadcast Writing Component | Broadcast Editing Component
4
Excellent
3
Good
2
Fair
1
Poor
0
Unacceptable
  • Tight, bright news lede that grabs the audience followed by clear, cogent, organized writing that shows some sense of personal style and depth of reporting; and

  • Superior use of source interview (either in sound bites or quotes); and

  • Has virtually no grammatical errors.

  • Sentences, including lede, need some tightening and revision-requires minimal work to improve; and

  • Good use of source interview (either in quotes or sound bites); and

  • Has a few grammatical errors

  • Has an identifiable lede, but writing needs revisions; and

  • Adequate use of source interview (either in quotes or sound bites); and

  • Has some grammatical errors

  • Writing, including lede, needs significant revisions; and

  • Poor use of source interview (either in quotes or sound bites); and

  • Has a large number grammatical errors

  • Writing, including lede, needs significant revisions; and

  • Poor or inappropriate use of source interview (either in quotes or sound bites); and

  • Significant number of grammatical errors

JOUR201, JOUR201H, JOUR320
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