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 | Broadcast Writing Component | Broadcast Editing Component | Editing

Active Courses: JOUR201, JOUR320, JOUR361
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Excellent
3
Good
2
Fair
1
Poor
0
Unacceptable
  • Research is focused and contextual and shows originality; and

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

  • Demonstrates thorough collection of background information or sourcework.
  • Research is focused and contextual and shows originality; and

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

  • Demonstrates nearly complete collection of background information or sourcework.
  • Research is focused and contextual but lacks originality or timeliness; and

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

  • Demonstrates adequate collection of background information but is missing a major component.

  • Research may be unfocused and lack originality or timeliness; and

  • Research may include a factual error, including misspellings or mispronunciations of proper names on completed stories; and

  • Demonstrates incomplete collection of background information or sourcework.

  • Research involved plagiarism or other forms of cheating.