Presentation on theme: "A Media Study Unit. Understand the basic ethical principles and responsibilities of journalists Experience the writing process from a journalists perspective."— Presentation transcript:
A Media Study Unit
Understand the basic ethical principles and responsibilities of journalists Experience the writing process from a journalists perspective Plan, draft, and edit a variety of journalistic pieces
Viewing of the film The Paper Completion of activities exploring the content and design of a newspaper Writing 3 different pieces of journalistic writing Contributing to the compilation of a class newspaper
Activity 1: The Content of Your Newspaper Activity 2:Pop Culture Potpourri Activity 3:The Power of Photographs Activity 4:The Look and Feel of Newspapers Activity 5:The Newspaper Editorial
Advertising Display Ads Stores Products Services Classified Ads Employment Real Estate Personal Business Editorial Hard News International, national, local events Soft News Features Travel Entertainment Most sports Comics, puzzles, etc…
Examine the living section of the paper. In the JI, it is called Living – usually about in the middle of the paper. What does the content in this section tell us about what is important to the newspapers typical reader?
A strong news photograph can often tell a story just as effectively as a written article. Examine and respond to some prominent photos in your issue of the paper. What is the impression they leave you with? What do you think the photographer and photo editor wanted you to feel?
Just like we did when we examined comics, newspapers use font styles, color, text and picture placement to make the content easier to read. Find some examples and write about how that characteristic increases the readability of the paper.
Read through some editorial pieces in the paper and write a response to it. What was the point of the editorial? Was the writer of the editorial successful in getting his or her point across? Do you agree with the writer?
Hard News Story Feature Article Editorial or Opinion Photo Essay – minimum of 5 photographs (include captions)
Be objective – dont use I Rely on sources and facts to tell the story Remember to kiss off Most important details to least important details Read a few news articles