Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Final Project

Final Project

The final project assignment involves writing and editing a 1000-word (or more) main story and 500-word (or more) sidebar story about the general topic your group has been assigned below.  It's up to you and your group partner to narrow the subject down to story and sidebar topics that will be effective.

It is due on the last day of class (Monday, May 17) and will count for 25 percent of your class grade.  

You have been randomly paired off into groups (except one group of three), and should use the remaining class time today to determine what subject you want to write about and possible subtopics for the sidebar story.  You can get together by Zoom, phone or whatever works for you.  I can provide an email address for your partner if needed.

Within your group, please put together a story plan you can collectively discuss in class next time.  This should include:

You and your group partner will report on this story, with a minimum of four interviews (with actual people, not quoted from websites or otherwise secondhand) across the story and sidebar.  You will edit each other's written material so the finished product has had input from both of you.  

You are responsible for working with your group partner to edit and polish the project before submitting it.  You should aim to divide up tasks and put your initial story material together several days before the due date, then exchange material for editing.  

When done, you will fill out the Group Activities Form to let me know what tasks each group member performed. 

Groups and general topics for final project:

Group # Student Names General Topic
1 Rainier de Fort-Menares
Joronica Vinluan
Campus organizations
2 Alejandra Vaca-Sotelo
Nikoo Parsizadeh
Student expectations moving forward
3 Darwin Saquilayan
Christine Stevens
Students' opinions of professors
4 Sandra Santos-Cruz
Estevan Lopez
SJSU and public transit
5 Briana Mathaw
Joanna Chavez
Brandon Twomey
Students and jobs *
6 Kah Mun Chia
Richy Zajic
Life in the Bay Area
7 Aniija Gaines
Saumya Monga
SJSU preparations for fall semester
8 Madison Fagundes
Shiri Marwaha
University budget
9 John Bricker
Sarah Dwyer
Life around campus



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