Worth 50 points
Create a photo essay covering a visual aspect of your beat. Go somewhere and photograph an event/topic/people. You must take your own photos. You are encouraged to use your cell phone if it captures quality images.
Take a variety of images that help tell your story. Get a mix of wide, medium, and close-ups. Take more than you need. Try to take 50+ images. The ones you post should be your strongest images.
Post AT LEAST ten (10) images.
Follow AP style for photo captions. Get full names of people photographed – first and last – and put them in captions.
Practice journalistic ethics. Your photographs should show real events, real people, and real places in real-time.
Write a few sentences of text to introduce your essay or add captions for each. Make sure we know the basics: who, where, when, and why.
Try to tell a story or convey information visually, rather than with text.
- Descriptive headline with key words. Introductory text and captions provides needed information and context. Conveys who, what, where, when, why. (5 points)
- Clear and descriptive photo captions in AP Style. (5 points)
- Original reporting and effort. (Did you go somewhere visually interesting that is related to your beat topic? Do they show real events and people in real-time?) (15 points)
- Content of photos. (Are photos interesting to look at? Are they informative? Does the viewer learn something? Do they offer a glimpse into an event, place, or person? Are they worth looking at?) (15 points)
- Quality of photos. (Attention to focus, framing, composition, variety) (10 points)