Merrill College of Journalism - Learning Outcomes
Undergrad: Masters: 1 Certificate:
1: Outcome description:
Students will demonstrate written and oral communications skills and the ability to research and assess information critically through their reporting of relevant news stories publishable by a professional news outlet.

Research Component | Writing Component | Editing Component

Active Courses: JOUR625, JOUR655, JOUR667
4
Excellent
3
Good
2
Fair
1
Poor
0
Unacceptable
  • Meets criterion of timeliness/news-worthiness

  • Has no factual errors, including misspellings or mispronunciations of proper names on completed stories

  • Thorough collection of background information or sourcework, including multiple sources and research of all sides of an issue

  • Student generated story on his or her own
  • Meets criterion of timeliness/news-worthiness

  • Has no factual errors, including misspellings or mispronunciations of proper names on completed stories

  • Nearly complete collection of background information or sourcework, but lacking research on all sides of an issue

  • Student generated story on his or her own but with some assistance from instructor
  • Lack of original reporting (instructor had to assign story) or lack of timeliness of story

  • Has no factual errors, including misspellings or mispronunciations of proper names on completed stories

  • Adequate collection of background information or sourcework but missing a major area of information or multiple sources

  • Lack of original reporting (Instructor had to assign story) or lack of timeliness of story

  • Has no factual errors, including misspellings or mispronunciations of proper names on completed stories

  • Incomplete collection of background information or sourcework, including missing at least 2 major areas of information and consulting only one major source
  • Lack of original reporting (instructor had to assign story)-or lack of timeliness of story

  • Has at least one factual error, including misspellings or mispronunciations of proper names on completed stories

  • Incomplete collection of background information or sourcework, including missing at least 2 major areas of information and consulting only one major source