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Week 11: Journalism 2001 April 10, 2006. Review of last week’s news Hard News: Hard News: –Major local stories –Major national stories –Major international.

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1 Week 11: Journalism 2001 April 10, 2006

2 Review of last week’s news Hard News: Hard News: –Major local stories –Major national stories –Major international stories Judith Miller in the news: Why? Judith Miller in the news: Why?

3 Speech/multicultural Reporting Assignment Review Overall excellent job! Overall excellent job! Variety of interesting topics Variety of interesting topics Tips for success: Tips for success: –Avoid chronology when covering a speech –Put sponsors at end of story –Add crowd information –Add ages, background information –Put comma before end quotes  “Blah blah blah,” she said. Familiar style errors! Familiar style errors! –Dates –States –Months –Time –U.S. –Ages –Dateline

4 Flashy clothes, witty banter, and cheering spectators filled the Kirby Ballroom Saturday for the Spring 2006 Drag Show, put on by the UMD Queer and Allied Students Union. Small differences with big consequences was the theme of a Denfeld Sophomore’s persuasive speech at Denfeld Saturday. Breaking your back would be the worst thing that has ever happen to most people, but to Murderball star Mark Zupan it was the best thing to ever happen to him. A presentation entitled “Philosophy and the Movies” was the feature event Thursday at the UMD Department of Philosophy’s Socratic Society.

5 A seminar on the current climate of race relations enlightened the many Duluth residents and students who filled UMD’s library rotunda room Thursday night. A University of Denver social work educator spoke to UMD about “The Current Climate of Race Relations in the US” on Thursday evening, in order to show that much work is still needed to erase racism. “All I could say to myself was, are we on the same planet?” said Felicia Washington as she explained with a baffled voice that her previous students believed racism doesn’t exist anymore.

6 Let’s rewrite the story!

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8 Chapter 13: Obituaries Writing obits: A fate worse than death? Writing obits: A fate worse than death? –Most highly read section of the newspaper –Each paper has different policies on obituaries –Often front-page news Capturing the flavor of a life Capturing the flavor of a life

9 Typical content of obits Full name Full name Address Address Date of death Date of death Cause of death Cause of death –How to handle suicides? Age Age Occupation Occupation Accomplishments Accomplishments Time and date of services, visitation information Time and date of services, visitation information Place of burial, memorial information Place of burial, memorial information Names of survivors Names of survivors

10 Sources of information Funeral homes Funeral homes Families Families Confirming information Confirming information Avoiding hoaxes Avoiding hoaxes eHow: How to write an obituary eHow: How to write an obituary –http://www.ehow.com/how_3456_write-obituary.html

11 Let’s look at some obituaries Minneapolis Star Tribune Minneapolis Star Tribune Minneapolis Star Tribune Minneapolis Star Tribune New York Times New York Times New York Times New York Times Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times Cloquet Pine Journal Cloquet Pine Journal Cloquet Pine Journal Cloquet Pine Journal

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13 Upcoming stories Feature Story Assignment Feature Story Assignment –Story pitch due: April 3 –First draft due: April 17 –Final article due: May 1 Final eportfolio project: Due May 8 Final eportfolio project: Due May 8

14 Feature story draft: Due 4/17 This is your out of class assignment for 4/17 This is your out of class assignment for 4/17 Bring a draft copy of your story to class Bring a draft copy of your story to class We will review/discuss your ideas individually We will review/discuss your ideas individually Worth 10 points Worth 10 points If you don’t have a draft/outline to discuss, miss 10 points If you don’t have a draft/outline to discuss, miss 10 points

15 Out of Class Assignments Due today: Red Lake Cartoon Reaction article Due today: Red Lake Cartoon Reaction article

16 In Class Assignment Associated Press Style Editing Quiz Associated Press Style Editing Quiz

17 Portfolio Store academic information on your Electronic Portfolio. Each student has 100 mb of storage. Store academic information on your Electronic Portfolio. Each student has 100 mb of storage. Access Electronic Portfolio at: https://portfolio.umn.edu/portfolio/index.j sp Access Electronic Portfolio at: https://portfolio.umn.edu/portfolio/index.j sp https://portfolio.umn.edu/portfolio/index.j sp https://portfolio.umn.edu/portfolio/index.j sp

18 Egradebook Doublecheck assignments correct in egradebook: Doublecheck assignments correct in egradebook: –http://www.d.umn.edu/egradebook Late Assignments: If you haven’t made arrangements to complete late assignments, you receive no points.


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