Most weeks, you will have a reading assignment from our textbook, Journalism Next by Mark Briggs (this week, you are assigned the Introduction and Chapter 1). This week, you also have assigned readings in the AP Stylebook (“The Associated Press Statement of News Values and Principles,” “Punctuation Guide,” and entries for “numerals” and “titles”). Some weeks, I will post links to additional readings on this blog.
When Briggs is part of the reading assignment (most weeks), your response MUST address it and add elements from the other readings. You don’t need to cite everything, but you need to connect your writing to Briggs for full credit. Keep these responses short and to-the-point, but cover your bases. Don’t just summarize the readings; build on them! And make sure you post as your WordPress identity so I know who you are.
Sometimes, I will pose a specific question related to the readings. This week, the topic is your choice.
Respond in the comments section of this blog post by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 31.