Grading Sheet – Fall 2021

22 Nov

Final Project is an in-depth multimedia project. Each student’s part of this project will include a headline, abstract, 400-word (minimum) text story, video that includes multiple sources, sound and nat sound, strong sequenced video and a voice track.  You’ll lay it out on the project site using subheads, pull quotes, multiple photos, captions, links, etc. using the elements of strong web layout we’ve discussed in class.  The video should run between 1:15-1:45, include multiple sources, sound and nat sound, and signed out with “I’m ____________, for the Webster Journal.” Email the script for the video to your teacher.  Your individual project is worth 400 points.

  • Is it web optimized-or at least engaging enough to click on?

Abstract:  xx/30 

  • Does it entice the reader to click?

 Focus:  xx/10

  • Does the story speak to the intended audience—students, faculty and staff at Webster University?
  • Have I chosen a story that lends itself to both text and video?

Text:  xx/100

  • Does the lead engage the reader?
  • Is the story accurate, fair and complete with appropriate sources?  
  • Have I avoided opinion?
  • Have I used active voice, precise language, good grammar and spelling?  How’s the SVO sentence construction? Sentence length?

Video:  xx/175

  • Did I engage the viewer in the first :05-:10 seconds? Is there an appropriate establishing shot in this sequence?
  • Is it clear that I understand and used the five-shot sequence technique?
  • How’s the continuity
  • Did I shoot people, not just things?
  • Is the video clean?
  • Is the sound and natural sound clear?
  • Is the editing clean?

Etc:  xx/30

  • Have I diligently performed my job as part of the group project?
  • Is the story posted by the deadline?
  • Have I posted it properly on the project website and added the transcription to the Comments section below the ‘rough’ post on the class website?

Layout:  xx/35

  • Have I drawn the reader’s eye down the page from start to finish using photos, video, subheads, additional information, related content and links?

POINTS:  xx/400

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McPherson Community Garden Brings Magic To Neighborhood

23 Nov

A Community garden may just seem like a face-value addition to a neighborhood, but its impacts actually go deeper than you’d think.

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Illegal Trash Dumping in St. Louis persists, and so does Environmental Racism

22 Nov

St. Louis is no stranger to issues regarding Environmental Racism. In the case of illegal trash dumping, the city knows about the crimes. And yet residents are still left with piles of trash and a lack of community.

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22 Nov

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Local Farm affected by climate in both good and bad ways

22 Nov

How Thies farm deals with the good and the bad affects of climate change

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Glaciers in the Arctic are Melting, and It’s Going to Affect You

22 Nov

Photographer and Journalist Randall Hyman warns warming temperatures and melting glaciers  in the arctic could signal disaster around the globe. 

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Veganism: Can this diet save us?

21 Nov

68.1% of the nearly 80 million vegans across the world have gone vegan to “save the animals.” But can this dietary change save us from climate catastrophe as well?

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Missouri Athletes Are Drowning In Unpredictable Weather

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4 Nov

Have you noticed more and more empty shelves in your local Target, or that your favorite chip brand is being discontinued? Due to the nationwide supply shortage, businesses, big and small, are struggling to stay a float.

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3 Nov

The Webster University Orchestra will perform a piece never heard before. Brady Stiff reports on why this composition is so emotional for the orchestra lead guitarist. 

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DPhiE’s annual Fundraiser a Success

3 Nov

This sorority raised hundreds of dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Watch Emma Kramer break down the event and what it means for the Webster community.

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Halloween goes on despite destruction.

3 Nov

Deadly tornado spells destruction for St. Marys. But as McKaylah bell reports, it didn’t stop St. Mary’s  Halloween trunk or treat.
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3 Nov

Doubling your money never seemed easier. Brian Rubin shows us how buying specific kinds of baseball cards will earn you money while still doing something fun.

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1 Nov

Have you noticed basic items in your local Walgreens to be out of stock or close to it? Businesses are currently struggling to stay a float during a nationwide supply shortage.

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31 Oct

Dr. Bill Russel serves as Webster University’s “Dance Doctor.” As Zoe DeYoung reports, at 72, his age, hearing aids and wrist braces haven’t slowed him down.

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31 Oct

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Climate Consciousness Resources

25 Oct

Find at least three useful resources for our project on climate consciousness in St. Louis. They can be sources, websites, databases, and/or articles.

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25 Oct
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Comes from Bangkok To Get Life Together

24 Oct

Tk, Manager at Chao Baan came from Bangkok to make his parents proud and get his life together