J Tuesday Bonus
Some students (from previous semesters) suggest that “essay questions” be added to the “objective” questions of exams.
Note that because of the nature of this course, deductions are made for writing errors: grammar, idioms, syntax, mixed metaphors, spelling. So, an “essay” question is not necessarily easier. In any case, for examinees who want to give it a try, here is one bonus question, for five points to be credited under the Dec. 17 exam (therefore, on Dec. 17, instead of 15 points as bonus, only 10 points max will be provided in the bonus section): 24 hours to answer.
The examinee may post the answer in his/her own platform (FB, Tumblr, Blogspot, WordPress) and paste the hyperlink in the comments section here; or may type up the answer in the comments section of this space; or may email it to R addressed to me. You may use either your real name/ student number or pseudonym – in the case of the latter, inform R of your real name. This space will close in 24 hours or on Nov. 26 at 2:41 pm.
Based on the principles of journalism and qualities of news taken up in class, choose one good example of a news report published/ aired in the last five days on 1)Typhoon Yolanda; or 2) SC decision on PDAF; 3) any crime story, and illustrate or discuss the elements of news present, and why you consider this report as exemplary. (a generic answer will get a generic score of zero).