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Field trip pics

At the Japanese American Internment Memorial in downtown San Jose.
100w students
Students in section 1
100w students, s2
Students in section 2

Thanks for a good semester.


$3,000 scholarship

Enter the Freedom of Speech PSA Contest for a chance to earn a $3,000 scholarship.
PSA contest

Each entry should creatively address “What does freedom of speech mean to me?” or stress the importance of the First Amendment.

One winning entry in each category — radio and television — will receive a prize of $3,000 in scholarship money.

Winning PSAs will be distributed to broadcast stations nationwide, as well as carried on the NAB Spot Center and on the “First Amendment Center’s One For All” website.

To enter the contest, create a 30-second public service announcement on the freedom of speech for radio or television broadcast to win scholarship money. Entries are due by May 9, 2014. More details are available on the contest website.

The PSA competition is presented by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) and the Broadcast Education Foundation (BEA).

Convo typos

Imagine my dismay to see so many AP style and other errors in the JMC spring 2014 convocation packet. Oh dear. Apparently they didn’t pay attention to these kinds of things in JOUR 61, MCOM 100W, or PR 190.

But you can benefit from their carelessness by identifying and correcting their errors. I’ll add 2 extra credit points to your grade if you add a comment to this blog post that identifies and corrects one of their errors.

One correction per person, please, so several of you can share the “wealth.”

JMC convocation Good job! Thanks to all who suggested corrections.


Welcome to 100W

This blog serves as the home page for MCom 100W, sections 2 and 7.

Everything you’ve heard about this class is true.

Yes, you have to write a minimum of 8,000 words. Yes, there’s no let-up in assignments. Yes, it’s a lot of work … but it can also be a lot of fun.

I like to think of 100w as a “sampler” class because we get to do a little bit of everything. The best way to make sure you pass this class is to complete all of the assignments on time. The best way to fail this class is to miss a bunch of classes and assignments. If you fall behind in this class, it’s really hard to catch up … so stay on top of it.

You’ll find links to the course syllabus, class schedule and list of assignments at the top of this web page, as well as in the sidebar to the right.

If you’re new to blogging, be sure to check out the “Starting a Blog” page.

See you in class,
Cynthia Fernald

Welcome to 100W

I’ll be posting the Fall 2011 syllabus and class schedules (for sections 2 & 5) tonight. I’ll also include links to accessible versions of the syllabus and class schedules so you can download them if you like.

FYI, I am also getting started with SJSU’s D2L system this fall, so I’ll be transitioning some class information and materials to D2L as the semester progresses … but I’m not quite ready to give up my class blogs yet. 😉

See you in class!

P.S. Does anyone recognize the dapper guy I ran into in NYC this summer?

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