The following reporter rubric identifies characteristics that we consider to be the most significant not just to us, but to professionals. Read carefully. Points are awarded based on which category your work falls under, Unsatisfactory, Proficient and Exemplary. If you find yourself falling short of expectations, then make an opportunity to see us for help.
Letter Grade Breakdown:
A- to A
B- to B+
C- to C+
F to D+
7-7.9 Partially Proficient
* Shows little evidence of research behind the story.
* Has no questions prepared. Expects subject to do the work.
* Clothing is inappropriate. (See exemplary: shorts, revealing clothing, CU t-shirt, nose ring)
* Is uncomfortable with the stand-up and shows little evidence of being interactive.
* Stand-up states the obvious or does little to advance our understanding of the story.
* Needs to be more engaging with the story
* Waves arms around for no reason
Proficient Range (7-8.9)
only the headlines of the story and states the obvious
* Asks prepared questions but does not know how to “go with the flow” of the interview
* Dresses same as exemplary category
* Is uncomfortable on camera
* Goes through the motions with the stand-up. Some evidence of props and/or interaction with surroundings.
* Stand-up uses more general information and almost appears to be an afterthought.
* Knows the story
* Has questions mapped out ahead of time
* Knows how to react to answers instead of pummelling with prepared questions.
* Makes subject feel comfortable.
* Dresses in casual but nice clothing. For guys, khakis and button down shirt or sweater. No shorts! For women, nice slacks, skirt. No shorts.Comfortable shoes (no high heels on the football field) No tattoos showing. No bulky jewelry. No Birkenstocks. J
* Relaxed manner when appropriate. Urgency when appropriate.
* Creative stand-ups which enhance the story.
* Creative use of language and attention to detail.