Thursday, January 30, 2014

Who Does Hip-Hop Belong To?

  • Who does hip-hop belong to?
  • Are white artists who prosper in hip-hop robbing from black musicians? Or is music fair game for all true fans?
  • Is the history of white privilege — think of Elvis Presley and the birth of rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s — continuing with Macklemore’s Grammy Award for best rap album?
  • Should Macklemore be apologizing? Is his apology sincere? Is it appropriate?
  • Can rap music ever transcend race and class? Or is it too indelibly tied to black urban culture?
3. Brainstorm Valentine's Day Feature Article

HW: Feature Article Organizer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Homework Assignment Uno: Revisit Features

Revise your feature article focusing on the above criteria we discussed in class. Write a note at the top of the revision that explains what you changed and why. 
Google docs: Create a new folder in your Journalism folder called "Quarter 3"- this assignment should be in this newly created folder by next class. Good luck! 

Welcome to Journalism 2! Get ready to write!

Get ready to LIP DUB!  Check out some of the best:

Backwards lip dub: Shorewood High School (California)

Look at two feature articles written for Ms. Peterson's class:
  • Inside Look at Yearbook (before and after editing)
  • Deck the Halls (before editing...discuss with partner what you might do to improve)

Activity---> You don't know WHAT the activity is yet; but these are the ground rules:


1. Ask as many questions as you can.

2. Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer any question.

3. Write down every question exactly as it is stated. (Don’t worry about spelling)

4. Change any statement into a question.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Blog Read-Around!!

1. Sommer Opening Moment

2. Read and comment on blogs-

  • Read the two articles and reflection
  • Comment on strengths of piece
  • Questions/comments for writer

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blog Maintenance Day

1. Cam Opening Moment

2. ICB Quiz

3. Blog Assignment review and work time

HW: Blogs due next class

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feature Article Feedback

1. Adam Opening Moment

2. ICB 279-302

3. Feature Article Peer Feedback

4. Feature Article Final Draft- due next class

HW: Read to page 325 and Feature Final Draft

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Feature Writing

1. Chandler B Opening Moment
2. Review Blog Requirements
3. ICB Trivia- new partners!
4. Feature Rough Drafts

HW: Read to page 302 and have rough drafts completed for next time

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Welcome Back!

1. Opening Moment: Check Schedule

2. Feature Articles- Interviews due by next class

3. Mid-Year Info

4. Love Letters on blogs

5. ICB Movie

HW: Read to page 271 and Interviews