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1 Newspaper headlines and trends in news presentation Prof. Dr. N. Prabhudev Vice-Chancellor BANGALORE UNIVERSITY Website: Blog: Twitter:

2 Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air. The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Ideal presentation in this era of over 150 channels of choice, is their such a thing as an ideal way to manage a junction between one programme and another, or do different channels need different styles of presentation?

3 what we would like in an ideal form of presentation. One thing I know I used to like about presentation was the announcer being on screen, either behind a desk or on a sofa. That gave the channel a human face, a friendly face, someone you could identify with the station, so no matter where you saw them, whether it was on screen, in the papers or in real life, you immediately identified them with the station. It was a more subtle form of branding than most TV channels go in for today.

4 Another useful presentation device that is no longer used, and hasnt been since 1988, is the pre-programme ident. These days, the only pre- programme ident I see is on an imported show from the US, where the MGM lion actually appears for a few seconds, and of course, on movies. The BBC use a pre-programme ident only on their video recordings that are commercially released, not on their output

5 Presentation techniques Know your Purpose: Know what your purpose is in giving your presentation. Is it to inform? To persuade? To entertain? Audience: Who is your audience? What age group are they, where do they live, what attitudes do they have? Logistics: These are things that have to be organised. You should know how much time you have to speak, what time of day it will be and how the room will be set up

6 Timing Plan, prepare and practice to fill 75 per cent of the allotted time you're given to speak. If you end early, no one will mind, but ending late is poor planning. If you expect audience involvement, plan on speaking for 50 per cent of the time and using 25 per cent for audience participation

7 Keep it relevant Create user-friendly notes for yourself As Winston Churchill said when asked why he carried notes but seldom used them, 'I carry fire insurance, but I don't expect my house to burn down.' Use bullet points instead of sentences Channel your adrenaline into enthusiasm Stage fright is a negative term for excitement Deliver with passion

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9 much of their traffic comes through search engines such as Google News or other new aggregators, creating headlines is becoming a very different art. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art and science of making your website friendly to search engines. As it turns out, headlines are a critical part of this. Google and other search engines very heavily overweight words that are in page and story titles. Professional journalists should operate as trustees of the public, seek the truth, report it fairly and with integrity and independence, and stand accountable for their actions.Google News

10 PUBLIC TRUST: Their first obligation is to the public. * Understand that any commitment other than service to the public undermines trust and credibility. * Recognize that service in the public interest creates an obligation to reflect the diversity of the community and guard against oversimplification of issues or events. * Fight to ensure that the public's business is conducted in public. Professional journalists should pursue truth aggressively and present the news accurately, in context, and as completely as possible

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12 FAIRNESS: Professional journalists should present the news fairly and impartially, placing primary value on significance and relevance. Treat all subjects of news coverage with respect and dignity, showing particular compassion to victims of crime or tragedy. * Exercise special care when children are involved in a story and give children greater privacy protection than adults. * Seek to understand the diversity of their community and inform the public without bias or stereotype. * Present a diversity of expressions, opinions, and ideas in context. * Present analytical reporting based on professional perspective, not personal bias. * Respect the right to a fair trial.

13 INTEGRITY: should present the news with integrity and decency, avoiding real or perceived conflicts of interest, and respect the dignity and intelligence of the audience as well as the subjects of news. * Identify sources whenever possible. Confidential sources should be used only when it is clearly in the public interest to gather or convey important information or when a person providing information might be harmed. Journalists should keep all commitments to protect a confidential source. * Clearly label opinion and commentary..

14 * Refrain from contacting participants in violent situations while the situat* Clearly label opinion and commentary.. ion is in progress. * Use technological tools with skill and thoughtfulness, avoiding techniques that skew facts, distort reality, or sensationalize events. * Use surreptitious newsgathering techniques, including hidden cameras or microphones, only if there is no other way to obtain stories of significant public importance and only if the technique is explained to the audience.


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