Philip 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
  • 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 missing a major component

  • 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 incomplete collection of background information or sourcework

  • Research lacks focus, context, originality or timeliness; and

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

JOUR201, JOUR201H, JOUR320, JOUR361
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