The workshop's last day and we started off with the popular current events quiz.
1. Who are the Dallas MAVs in the playoff against?
2. Who is leading in the MAVs v. _____________ series?
3. Name the two African American civil rights leaders who died in the past 2 weeks
4. Name the airlines that had a near collision with a small aircraft last week.
5. Name the organization that was ordered to pay $18.5 million to a sexually abused man
6. Name the U.S. Supreme Court Justice who is stepping down.
7. What does TAKS stand for?
8. Who did the owner of the Cowboys blame for the stadium not being built in Dallas?
9. Who is the owner of the Cowboys?
10. Which dollar bill is being discussed to change the face of?
1 WHOSE FACE IS BEING PITCHED TO APPEAR ON THE AFOREMENTIONED BILL?
2. WHAT DOES S.A.T. STAND FOR?
Well hats off to Tayler Henley of Paul Quinn College! She had an almost perfect score! Amazing what a little studying will do!!! SO this week, we completed all of our assignments and planned for the Closing Ceremony:
WHO - DFW/ABJ Urban Journalism Workshop
WHAT - Closing Ceremony
WHERE - Lincoln Humanities and Communications Magnet
WHEN - Sunday, MAY 2, 2010 at 3p.m.
Invite your friends and relatives to join us as we review the works you have produced over the past three months. A Special thanks to Clarice Tinsley of FOX 4 News, for her contribution to the workshop.
The day was opened with the Current Events Quiz. I tried to make it easy, but, you be the judge.
1. Who was the Dallas County Constable recently voted out of office?
2. Who has expressed a concern about American families adopting?
3. The White House ordered the extension of hospital visitation rights to ________? 4. Name the U.S. Senator from Texas who decided to remain in office, despite talk of stepping down.
5. What does NAACP stand for? Be exact.
Tameka Calhoun of Paul Quinn College was the high scorer! After the Quiz, we talked about resumes and preparing for those “hard” interview questions. The question that seemed to be the most challenging: “What are your weaknesses?” Students also revised their resumes and wrote cover letters and letters of introduction. For lunch the speaker was Joyce Ann Brown. Ms. Brown spent nine years, five months and 24 days in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. She talked about the time leading up to her arrest, the trial, the impact on her family and what led to her release. Ms. Brown also talked about the work she has been doing since her release--she celebrated her 20th year of freedom last November. A regular speaker for the Urban Journalism Workshop, Ms. Brown stayed past lunch to talk with students and some purchased her book. During the afternoon session, we discussed what would happen on Week 12 and at the closing ceremony. Students turned in their stories and photos.
Special Thanks to: Natalie Brown of Subway for delivering lunch and Ayanna Smith for hanging out with the babies: Aaliyah and Maliyah NEXT WEEK: It’s a wrap. There will be the job interviews and completion of stories in preparation for the closing ceremony.
ONLY TWO MORE to go! Today the focus was on the Black Press.
We opened with a Current Events Quiz:
1. Name the retiring Supreme Court Justice.
2. Name the person who was last seated on the Supreme Court.
3. What is significant about the last person seated on the Supreme Court?
4. Which U.S. Senator from Texas is not giving up their seat?
5. Where was the explosion of a coal mine?
6. What is the name of the golf tournament that Tiger Woods is making his return?
7. Who won the girl's Final Four?
8. Who won the boy's Final Four?
9. Name Dallas' District Attorney?
10. Who is the outgoing Dallas chief of police?
BONUS: (Thanks to Gemeral Berry of Our Texas)
1. What did the City of Dallas do as a result of the Badu video?
2. Name the two candidates for governor of Texas.
Paul Quinn College's LaKesha Oliver scored the highest!
Next Publisher Gemeral Berry of Our Texas Magazine, talked about the publication and shared copies with students. They did an interesting exercise looking at the lyrics of love songs and the interpretations. Then Dallas Weekly Managing Editor Gordon Jackson visited with the students and shared a history lesson on the Black Press. Gordon also talked about some of the benefits of working for the Black Press, as well as some of the challenges. During the Q&A, we talked about some of our most memorable interviews. Gemeral's was with Erykah Badu, Gordon's was with either Jim Brown or Muhammad Ali, and I chose between James Brown and Maya Angelou. After lunch, we went over story ideas and students turned in edited stories. Everyone has to come with their resumes next week so that we can review and prepare for mock job interviews on April 24.
SPECIAL THANKS: To Natalie Brown of Subway for once again delivering the food! To Ramona Logan who went above and beyond my plea to everyone to donate $21 to the workshop! If you want to know how and where to donate, give me a call at 469 867 6004 or respond to this email (better and quicker).
NEXT WEEK: Saturday, April 17--We are preparing for job interviews. the lunch speaker will be Joyce Ann Brown. A regular to the workshop, Joyce spent nine years, five months and 24 days in prison for a crime she did NOT commit. In November 2009, she celebrated her 20th year of freedom. She will share her story leading up to and following the conviction and her imprisonment, and she talk about what she has been doing since her release. Cheryl