November 2, 2007 Archives
As I indicated in class recently, this portfolio has a bit more structure. Include only the entries you have written since the last portfolio was due.
Examples of portfolios from previous classes have included a no-nonsense list and a more personal essay. Either format is fine, but however you present your work, it's important to me that you specify where each of your posts falls amongst the categories listed below. The same post can count for more than one category, but if you keep re-using the same handful of posts that's probably a sign you can do a little better next time.
This workbook was formerly titled "Health Reporting."
Part 1, which is on AP style, is due Thursday morning. You'll find it on J-Web.
- Read Annual report finds cancer death rate decline doubling
- Read What's the difference between causation and correlation?
- Read about the relationship between pirates and global warming in Open Letter To Kansas School Board
- Read Aspirin Taken Daily With Bottle Of Bourbon Reduces Awareness Of Heart Attacks
- Write an informal response, of about two pages, that reflects on these readings.
- What assumptions does each author make about the public understanding of science?
- What journalism issues does each reading raise?
- End with a single, summative statement (two or three lines) that expresses what you have learned so far about the journalist's obligations when reporting scientific data (particularly when writing a story, or choosing not to write a story, might affect people's health).
- And finally, just because I like to share good satire, here's a Halloween and health story you won't see in the mainstream media.
- Upload WB 9, Part 2 to Turnitin.com.