Television News Producing class Very difficult to give students practice in breaking news Twitter offered way to simulate breaking news Students worked in groups Tweeted news updates and noted what they would do on TV
MTRogusMTRogus Mary Rogus CH. 26 – 3:50 newsroom is in breaking news mode now. putting a crawl up now on tv. sending crews to scene » MTRogusMTRogus Mary Rogus CH. 26 - SMOKE SEEN COMING FROM ROOM OF COURT SIDE BUILDING FIRE. ALARMS HEARD FROM STREET. PEOPLE EXITING BLDG NOW. » MTRogusMTRogus Mary Rogus Channel 42 FIRE AT COURTSIDE PIZZA, COURT ST. ATHENS OHIO, SMOKE COMING FROM ROOF, FIRE ALARMS HEARD,BUILDING EVACUATED » MTRogusMTRogus Mary Rogus Channel 26 News BREAKING NEWS ALERT: FIRE IN COURT SIDE PIZZA BUILDING ON COURT STREET #ATHENS, OHIO #ATHENS » MTRogusMTRogus Mary Rogus RT: I am about to start (3:45pm) a mock breaking news exercise for my producing class. The tweets that follow are not real! MTRogusMTRogus Mary Rogus CH. 42 - EXPLOSION HEARD, FLYING GLASS, INJURIES, 4 FIREFIGHTERS INSIDE DURING EXPLOSION » MTRogus Mary RogusTRogus CH. 42 - 3:46 live with tower camera, see smoke from a block away » Sample Tweets from First Breaking News Exercise February 2009
Media, Ethics and Society class Large class 75-125 Cant teach ethics without discussion and debate Twitter allows more students to contribute Focuses their tendency to multi-task Brings in outside contributions
» AnnaMa_LuAnnaMa_Lu Anna Luczkow Surely there must have been an easier way for Stephen to get Chuck's attention #jour412#jour412 » MSchuldt29MSchuldt29 Matt Schuldt Stephen Glass = #LiarLiarPantsOnFire #JOUR412#LiarLiarPantsOnFire#JOUR412 » maddie_kuhn1maddie_kuhn1 Maddie Kuhn Is it odd that I'm watching Shattered Glass and the only thing I can think of is the Britney Spears song? #jour412 #jour412 » bundtm11bundtm11 Michael Bundt I've already seen this movie. #jour412#jour412 » RebeccaKochRebeccaKoch Rebecca Koch #jour412#jour412 #jour412 I'm not even in the class but I feel like I should ask a question.#jour412 @OhJProf@OhJProf Hans K. Meyer Reading tweets about "Shattered Glass" better than watching movie... Thanks @scrippsjschool class #j412scrippsjschool#j412 krystinafoxikrystinafoxi Stina #jour412#jour412 hes so manipulative...
Helping students translate personal twitter skills into news skills Reporters: 3 news tweets, 1 promo tweet Anchors/Weather: 3 news tweets Producer: 2 promo tweets
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