J101 Orientation 2020 FULLY BOOKED: Pioneering class in J101: J101 for and by Gen Z: News Reporting to Change the World

Pioneering class in J101 FULLY BOOKED: J101 for and by Gen Z: News Reporting to Change the World

(Can we report the news in a way that will change people’s behavior?)

   Fully booked: This is a field-work-writing-reporting-production class. Because of the nature of the class, and in order to maximize the learning process, overbooking could not be made. Marami pong salamat. 

      The introduction to the course consists of: the fundamentals of journalism, elements of news, and the news format. Class members will be given exercises to make sure they are aware of the principles of news reporting.

        In the third week of classes, class members will be asked to write, report on, and produce their own 30-second quick news report videos uploaded in their own YouTube account or Twitter site or as IG stories every two weeks throughout the semester (deadlines will be observed STRICTLY: This is a journalism class). 

      The Journ 101 section started the news-selfie-video-reporting format more than five years ago but with only two big projects by each class member: soft news and police report.

       This J101 Gen Z semester will focus on beats that matter to the present generation in a fast-paced and visual format. After learning the fundamental of journalism and accomplishing the exercises on principles of news reporting, we will innovate with the news format produced by and for the Gen Z audience.

      In this connection, class members are required to either set up their own YouTube account or Twitter site or IG platform (or to borrow a friend’s account if they are unusually shy) this week.

      Class members will then be asked to produce their 30-seconder-news report videos uploaded in their own YouTube account or Twitter site or as IG stories in any of the following beats (class member’s choice) every two weeks:

     Climate Emergency: How Consumers (crowd and individual behavior), fed and left with no choice by Big Business Corporations, are affecting the environment (manufacturers should be named)

     Infrastructure, corruption, inefficiency
Poverty and the Displacement caused by the State

    Reporting for the Voiceless

    The Brave face the Bullies in Social Media
       Instructions for class members:

     Before we dive then, please take a look at the following video discussion on the fundamentals of news reporting (five videos) followed by a video discussion on “Smartphone Journalism” (two videos). Then, please accomplish the profile with deadline five days from now,  Saturday 5pm Jan. 25.

Elements of News
5 Videos


Smartphone journalism:


PROFILE ORIENTATION, PROFILE (Deadline five days from now: Jan. 25, Saturday, 5pm)
Use nicknames only, or pseudonyms, or “aliases”, do not use your full names.
Please submit your avatar and public profile electronically with deadline today 4pm. Those who fail to do so will be asked to complete the requirement before taking a seat in class. PLEASE USE YOUR NICKNAMES ONLY, OR PSEUDONYMS, OR PET NAMES.
This is a public site and you are advised not to use your full names.
In order to have an organized flow of class discussion: Everyone is required to attend the orientation meeting next week after the last day of enlistment of classes – even those who have not completed their enrolment. Experience shows that those who fail to attend the orientation fail to be aware of the requirements and class policies, fail to get their topics for reporting (for 30 points) and end up DISRUPTING THE CLASS with noisy cellphones, noisy inquiries, and abrupt behavior in trying to get out of the classroom to comply with the requirements.
Students will always be held responsible for whatever they miss as a consequence of their being late or absent, and are requested not to harangue the handling faculty to be given special treatment by way of a “personalized briefing”, or updates, or to get topics.
The class record and class scorecards of this class are electronic (with one print copy as final backup).
My avatar and public profile are in this site, in the “About” widget at the left-hand corner below the header of this page, and in the seventh widget in the righthand-side (widgets column) of the page.
HOW TO POST YOUR AVATAR AND PUBLIC PROFILE: Pls submit electronically your avatar and public profile by embedding them or linking them in this site, in this post, in the comments section. You may use the computers in the department, or the computers in the classrooms, or the free and public computers in the corridors and lobby, or the free and public computers in the library, or your own devices (the college has a free, public wifi). You may take a seat in class ONLY AFTER having posted your avatar and public profile.
The avatar is your digital public photo. For this class, do not submit an image of a cartoon character or a computer-generated image unless you want to be considered a winged creature in class. Do not submit a microscopic, dot-size photo unless you want a dot score for all the requirements. Pls make your avatar at least the usual 1” x 1”. Thank you.
The public profile is the public description of yourself, the profile that you use in your public sites. Use your nicknames only, do not submit your full names in this site.
Pls include the following in your “description”:
1.your course;
2.your favorite book or novel of all time (and state why);
3.your favorite film of all time (and state why);
4.your favorite media practitioner of all time (any medium: newspaper, broadcast, multimedia, film, social media, etc), (and state why);
5.your favorite song/ music/ band/ songwriter of all time (and state why);
6.Your favorite internet site (specify the name of the site and give its description: do not just state a generic platform “FB” or “Youtube”)
7.your favorite meal of all time (and state why).
8.”hobbies”, if any (optional).
Those who do not have these will be asked to show or perform their own original composition in class as a description of themselves.
There are several ways of producing your public profile:
1.Thru your own public site (thru free sites such as FB, Twitter, tumblr, wordpress, blogspot, etc)
2.or thru Gravatar (a free app/site),
3.or thru about.com (another free site/app)
(note that all sites collect your information: Do not post any personal information that has digits/numbers or real names.
Gravatar and about.com are apps that automatically show your avatar anywhere you post in the net, and are useful when posting your media monitor requirements in the course of the semester.
There are two ways of submitting them in the comments section of this post: 1.By embedding, as in-line text; or 2.by linking the url of your own site (pasting the url of your site in the comments section). Simply click the comments box at the end of this post, then type: you may embed your public profile and avatar, or paste the link to your site where your public profile and avatar appear.
FINALLY: If you are a recluse, or have zero presence in the internet, you may submit all these requirements to the department assistant. You will need to FOLLOW UP the department assistant to submit it to the handling faculty – the disadvantage of this procedure is — as experience shows – this takes more administrative steps; any delay will be counted against the student for failure to follow up efficiently.
A one-pager confidential directory will be routed manually (print) in class next week where the student will be asked to write their email address and “name of person to contact in case of emergency” and that person’s contact info. This document is confidential and no one is allowed to borrow or to photocopy it.
Those who fail to submit an avatar and public profile will not be allotted an electronic classcard and will not appear in the electronic class record. Those who are not allotted a classcard and do not appear in the class record will be considered a fictitious character. Their grade will be posted by Magayon when she next appears in Ibalon.

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