cmc240 | undergraduate
Information Strategies: Putting 2 And 2 Together
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Getting it Right--Credibility
- Create pre-search questions that avoid message bias.
- Apply appropriate criteria to identify and evaluate a credible source.
- Describe the importance of using news aggregators to find credible sources.
- Conduct an information search using the University Library.
Different Types of Journalism
- Describe the relationship between types of journalistic information and types of journalistic stories.
- Evaluate components of online content and production.
- Describe the effects of audience participation on journalism.
The Responsibilities of a Journalist
- Evaluate information collection strategies.
- Identify journalists’ ethical responsibilities to society, their organization, and themselves.
The Right Message for the Right Audience
- Explain the importance of adapting messages to different audiences.
- Identify bias and ethical use of information.
- Identify criteria used to establish credibility of information sources.
Informal Sources of Information
- Explain criteria for establishing credibility of informal sources.
- Describe the limits of personal experience, social media, and interactive news stories as informal sources.
- Explain the importance of accuracy and attribution when using interview information.
- Explore virtual libraries to locate information.
- Provide an information trail from indexes, bibliographies, or references.
- Discuss the pitfalls to online research.
Reviewing Your Information
- Apply critical thinking to evaluate and prioritize information.
- Evaluate the quality of information gathered.
Creating a News Story
- Demonstrate the methods for creating a news story with an effective lead.
- Demonstrate the methods for creating a news story with an effective message.
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