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MCM311 Assignment 1 Fall 2020  

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MCM311 Reporting and Sub-Editing Assignment 1 Solution & Discussion Fall 2020

Reporting and Sub-Editing MCM311
Department of Mass Communication
Virtual University of Pakistan SEMESTER FALL 2020

Elements of News

The major elements of good news reporting are: accuracy, speed, interest, newsworthiness,
clarity, conciseness, objectivity, factuality, comprehensiveness, cohesiveness and

Q. Keeping the elements of news in mind, write a news story regarding the ongoing situation
of corona pandemic in your surroundings. Also, mention three major sources that you will
consult for it.

 Give a heading a sub heading.
 News story should not exceed 250 words. (Marks: 12)

Q. Most of the news posts shared through social media need verification. Many news stories
relating to the corona virus in Pakistan are circulated daily. In this situation, how you verify
the social media news for its authenticity?
(Marks: 3)

Note: Copied material will be graded “Zero”.
Opening Date and Time 20 Nov, 2020 At 12:01 A.M. (Mid-Night)
Due Date and Time 26 Nov, 2020 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid-Night)
Important Instructions:
Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.
 Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment
will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the
Formatting guidelines:
 Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”.
 It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003.
 Use black and blue font colors only.
Solution guidelines:
 Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guidance search “APA reference
style” in Google and read various website containing information for better
understanding or visit
 Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical
 Give the answer according to question, there will be negative marking for
irrelevant material.
 For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the
video lectures and use other reference books also.
Rules for Marking:
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:
 It has been submitted after due date
 The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt

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