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 a subject of concern to San Jose State students in the Spring semester and beyond.  It is due on the last day of class (Monday, December 7) and will count for 25 percent of your class grade.  The story topic should not be closely related to that of your previous assignments.

You have been randomly paired off into groups, and should contact each other 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 Monday.  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 for final project:

Group # Student Names
1 Stephanie Lam
Kylie Harrop-St. John
2 Breanna Corona
Lexie Shezifi
3 Elsa Castro
Denise Billones
4 Samantha Herrera
Rodri Smith
5 Daniel White
Kenia Bustos-Caballero
6 Cindy Maciel
Benny Garcia
7 Leslie Magana
Felix Oliveros
8 Andrea Briseno
Isalia Gallo
9 Royvi Hernandez
Olivia Gerber
10 Dominique Huber
Katie Hoedt



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