Journalists play a very important role in society. As a journalist, you can learn the basic skills that are necessary to “do the job” such as proper grammar, spelling and punctuation and appropriate use of AP style. As Stovall (2015) discusses in Chapter 4, there are certain aspects that go into the development of news stories that every journalist must be cognizant of: (1) impact (2) timeliness (3) prominence (4) proximity (5) conflict (6) the bizarre or unusual and (7) currency. Your essay should have a thesis statement located at the end of an introductory paragraph that outlines the purpose and direction of the essay.
The thesis should be supported with at least six supporting paragraphs. Each paragraph should have at least one and no more than three sources to support and illustrate the points being made. No more than 25% of your essay should be quoted material. For the Reflective Response, students must Define the elements of news. Select three recent news stories from print/digital mainstream publications (one local, one national, one international). Discuss which elements of news are evident in each news story. Analyze the appropriateness of each news story for each audience that the story serves. The Reflective Response Must be eight to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page (Links to an external site.) with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must use at least five credeible news sources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources
Preview the document table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in text in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center’s in-text citation resource (Links to an external site.). Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center’s reference page resource (Links to an external site.).