Announcements Extra Credit Opportunity Extra Credit Opportunity –Volunteer to work at WDIO-TV or KBJR-TV for election tomorrow night –Brief summary of what you learned due November 9
Review of last week’s news Hard News: Hard News: (murders, city council, government, etc.) –Major local stories –Major national/international stories –Major sports stories –Congratulations to Reegan! Soft News: Soft News: (retirements, school programs, human interest) –Local stories –National/international stories –Sports stories
Upcoming stories Hard News 2 Reporting Assignment Hard News 2 Reporting Assignment –Tonight will edit classmate’s story, return feedback –Rewrite/edit stories in class, will be put up on class weblog Sports Reporting Assignment Sports Reporting Assignment –Final article due: Monday, November 8 –Any problems? Community Journalism reporting assignment Community Journalism reporting assignment –Story pitch due: November 8 –Final article due: November 22 Feature Story Assignment: Will discuss next week Feature Story Assignment: Will discuss next week –Story pitch due: November 15 –First draft due: November 29 –Second draft due: December 6 –Final article due: December 13
Police beat/survey stories Police beat a challenge! Police beat a challenge! –Biggest thing to remember: Innocent until proven guilty! Charged with crime Arrested in connection with crime Even if the police record makes it a sure bet, need to be careful and attribute the information to the police Survey stories much easier! Survey stories much easier! –Remember that the results are the news...
A former employee of Panhandler’s Pizza was arrested Monday after breaking into the business through the bathroom wall into the business and is charged with burglary. Police arrested a former employee of Panhandler’s Pizza, 106 E. University, early Monday morning after he broke through the business’ bathroom wall and stole $741.10. The Tempe Police Department arrested and charged a suspect with third-degree burglary and felony theft Monday at 3:15 a.m. after discovering a total of $741.10 stolen from Panhandler’s Pizza, located at 106 E. University.
More than half of North Carolina’s adults think children who have AIDS should be allowed to attend school with other children according to a recent telephone poll. Students at North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication conducted a telephone poll this October showing that 64 percent of North Carolinians believe that children diagnosed with AIDS should be allowed to attend public school. A recent survey showed that 64 percent of North Carolina adults thought children with AIDS should be able to attend school with healthy children. A recent poll, performed by the students at the University of North Carolina shows that the majority of people believe children with AIDS should be allowed to attend school.
Community Journalism Reporting Assignment Story Pitch Due: Monday, November 8 Story Pitch Due: Monday, November 8 –No more than three paragraphs, 200 words –Include 5Ws and H –Email to: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Go out into an area of Duluth, report on a topic of interest in that area Go out into an area of Duluth, report on a topic of interest in that area –Divide the city into zones: Each reporter picks a neighborhood to cover Canal Park: Central Hillside/Observation Hill: Chester Park/UMD: Congdon Park: Downtown/Central Business District: Duluth Heights: East Hillside/Endion: Fond du Lac/Gary New Duluth: Kenwood: Lakeside/Lester Park: Lincoln Park/West End: Morgan Park/Smithville/Riverside: Park Point: Lizzy Piedmont Heights: Waterfront: Jarred West Duluth: Spirit Valley, Denfeld, Norton Park Woodland: Final story due: November 22 Final story due: November 22
Let’s look up neighborhoods on Google maps http://maps.google.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://maps.google.com/ Wikipedia Wikipedia
With all the construction and development that will be going on near Cub Food, I plan on contacting the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and maybe the construction company to find out what they are planning on constructing and developing. I will also be talking with neighbors in the area to find out what their opinions are on the matter and how it is affecting them. I also plan on asking some of the parents of the students at Lakeview Christian Academy to get their opinion on the construction and development and having their children go to school so close to it. From what I understand now, a hotel and/or restaurant are in the plans to be developed in the area. I plan to report for sure what they are constructing and the community's thoughts on it. I will be contacting the Chamber of Commerce and seeing what they plan on doing with the area and how long it will take for it to be completely developed. I plan on asking neighbors of the work site and community members how they feel about the construction. It used to be a closed area with lots of trees and such, now it is a very open area since many trees and several houses have been removed. I am very interested in seeing what they are doing with this area and how people are reacting to it.
I sort of forgot about this pitch, but I have a few ideas. I'm not sure if this is central hillside, but I now of some kids at St. Scholastica who do a kind of pay it forward thing. They go pick up homeless people and get them a meal or buy them a jacket. That's just one idea I have, but I will continue to research my area and define a better subject. * * * * * I propose to write about the Duluth Public library's cut backs. The library has proposed closing one or more libraries and has cut back on the hours that it is open. I will try to focus my story on the downtown library, but show how the Mount Royale Library and the West Duluth library have been affected as well. I hope to set up an interview with the one of the acting co- Directors, Judy Sheriff or Renee Zurn and ask about the current status of the library. I will also try to speak to a few regular library users and get the feelings what is happening with the downtown library.
Community story ideas Fall 2009 Class Weblog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/fall2009jour2001umd/ Fall 2008 Class Weblog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2001fall2008/ Spring 2008 Class Weblog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2001spring2008/c ommunity_journalism/ http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2001spring2008/c ommunity_journalism/ Fall 2007 Class Weblog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2001fall2007/comm unity_journalism/ http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2001fall2007/comm unity_journalism/
Chapter 9: Broadcasting Radio Station Organizational Chart Radio Station Organizational Chart
Television station organizational chart Television station organizational chart
Local television stations KBJR/KDLH KBJR/KDLH –http://www.kbjr.com/ http://www.kbjr.com/ Joel Runck story WDIO WDIO –http://www.wdio.com/ http://www.wdio.com/
Let’s read stories from last year Class Weblog: Class Weblog: –http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/fall2009jour2 001umd/ http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/fall2009jour2 001umd/http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/fall2009jour2 001umd/ Renee Passal Maija Morton Mimmu Salmela Barbara Reyelts Bob Kelleher Joel Runck Amy Rutledge
Dan Rather Dan Rather stepped down as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News March 2005, 24 years after his first broadcast in that position. His last broadcast as anchor was March 9, 2005, the 24th anniversary of when he assumed the position from Walter Cronkite. Dan Rather stepped down as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News March 2005, 24 years after his first broadcast in that position. His last broadcast as anchor was March 9, 2005, the 24th anniversary of when he assumed the position from Walter Cronkite.
Who replaced Dan Rather as the permanent CBS anchor? 1. Peter Jennings 2. Katie Couric 3. Sam Donaldson
Broadcast news –Print journalism offers depth, context and information. –Broadcast journalism – emotional appeal, realism, and immediacy. News as entertainment. TV, radio journalism neither better nor worse than print journalism
Radio News –News director serves as one-person newsroom. Report local stories. Rework wire copy. Read news on the air. –If reporters, assignments often vary. How a radio broadcast news story comes together
Television News –Start day with news meeting to collect assignments. –Assignments vary. –Stand-ups often done live. –Must fit to the precise second in broadcast. How a TV broadcast news story comes together
Brief! All the news that fits – and that’s really not much –70% of stories last less than one minute. –75% of stories are local. –Crime stories appear most often. –Most stories of controversies give one point of view.
Writing for broadcast –Use friendlier, conversational tone. –Keep it short. Simple. And easy to follow. –Don’t use inverted- pyramid form. Stories require different styles –Use present tense as often as possible. –Contractions are acceptable. –Treat attributions and quotes differently.
Radio news reporting –Record yourself. –Adjust your delivery. –Most common problems can be avoided. It takes practice to sound like a pro –Study the pros. –Practice.
Television news reporting Collaborate. Write to the video. Don’t overload with facts. TV journalism’s unique approach Engage viewers’ emotions. Look professional. –Talk into camera and depend on video.
Television news reporting Find location. Maintain eye contact. Rephrase and re-ask questions. TV journalism’s unique approach –Interviewing tips Watch for good sound bites. Avoid “stepping on” sound bites. Shoot cutaways.
Broadcast Style Numbers Numbers –Simplify complicated numbers: approximately, more than, about, almost –Vary wording to help announcer, listener –Spell out numbers under 12 –Use a hyphenated combination of numerals and words to express thousands –Use round numbers: $2,001,894.46: slightly more than two million dollars
Broadcast writing websites Newswriting for Radio: Newswriting for Radio: –http://www.newscript.com/ http://www.newscript.com/ Writing for Broadcast: Writing for Broadcast: –http://www.udel.edu/UDWI/other/writing_for_broadc ast.html http://www.udel.edu/UDWI/other/writing_for_broadc ast.htmlhttp://www.udel.edu/UDWI/other/writing_for_broadc ast.html National Association of Broadcasters National Association of Broadcasters –http://www.nab.org/ http://www.nab.org/ Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation –http://www.rtndf.org/ http://www.rtndf.org/
Checklist for broadcast writers Write the way you talk Write the way you talk Write simply Write simply Use short words and short sentences Use short words and short sentences Use active verbs and sentences Use active verbs and sentences When in doubt, leave it out When in doubt, leave it out Don’t raise questions you don’t answer Don’t raise questions you don’t answer Put attribution before quote Put attribution before quote
Broadcast newswriting characteristics Immediacy Immediacy –Use present tense as much as possible –Avoid yesterday’s story; update yesterday’s story Conversational style Conversational style –Write the way you talk Tight phrasing Tight phrasing –Conversational style without being wordy Clarity Clarity –Write simply, OK to repeat words
Radio websites Live radio broadcasts from around the world Live radio broadcasts from around the world –http://www.broadcast- live.com/radionews.html http://www.broadcast- live.com/radionews.htmlhttp://www.broadcast- live.com/radionews.html KDAL KDAL –http://www.kdal.am/ http://www.kdal.am/
Do I stop him? “Do I stop him?” Reporter's arresting question is news “Do I stop him?” Reporter's arresting question is news –A TV team chases a story to the finish. Was there a confusion of roles? “Film at 6.” –http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics /aiding-law-enforcement/do-i-stop-him/ http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics /aiding-law-enforcement/do-i-stop-him/http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics /aiding-law-enforcement/do-i-stop-him/ What would you do?
Next week’s assignment Dan Rather AssignmentDan Rather Assignment
In-class Assignment Editing classmate story Editing classmate story –Make changes, give to reporter –Editing form returned to me: Worth 5 points Rewrite Hard News 2 City Council stories Rewrite Hard News 2 City Council stories –Using all of the editing suggestions, rewrite/edit your story –Email final copy by TUESDAY to: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Worth 5 points –Stories will be posted on class weblog AP Editing Exercise AP Editing Exercise
Hard News 2 Review Overall strong stories Overall strong stories Remember to focus on news: What happened, not how Remember to focus on news: What happened, not how –Avoid chronology! –Ask yourself “what happened” –How you would explain what happened to friend Attribution strongest after quote Attribution strongest after quote Keep graphs to 2-3 sentences max Keep graphs to 2-3 sentences max Need background information Need background information –If idea mentioned in lead, needs to be included in story Direct quotes bring story to life Direct quotes bring story to life –Trust your notes! Need first names for sources Need first names for sources Keep opinions out of news stories: need attribution Keep opinions out of news stories: need attribution
The Duluth City Council postponed a new tree ordinance Monday after several members expressed concern that the rule could infringe on the privacy rights of homeowners. Duluth city councilors unanimously voted in favor of naming John Jacob Astor Park a historic landmark Monday night at the Duluth City Hall due to the park’s role in the settlement of the Fond du Lac area. The Duluth City Council tabled action on a new tree ordinance relating to the planting, maintaining and removal of vegetation on public and private property Monday evening after concerns that privacy rights of property owners would be violated.
Tips for rewrites Let’s look up titles: Let’s look up titles: –David Montgomery –Todd Fedora Use background information Use background information Add quotes Add quotes
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