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Week 13: Journalism 2001 December 3, 2007. Announcements Tour of KBJR/KDLH:12/10, 4:30 p.m. Tour of KBJR/KDLH:12/10, 4:30 p.m.KBJR/KDLH –From UMD, take.

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Presentation on theme: "Week 13: Journalism 2001 December 3, 2007. Announcements Tour of KBJR/KDLH:12/10, 4:30 p.m. Tour of KBJR/KDLH:12/10, 4:30 p.m.KBJR/KDLH –From UMD, take."— Presentation transcript:

1 Week 13: Journalism 2001 December 3, 2007

2 Announcements Tour of KBJR/KDLH:12/10, 4:30 p.m. Tour of KBJR/KDLH:12/10, 4:30 p.m.KBJR/KDLH –From UMD, take College Street/St. Marie to Woodland Avenue. –Turn right on Woodland to 21st Avenue E. –Take a left on 21st Avenue and head down to I-35. –Turn right on I-35 and exit on Lake Avenue. –Take a left on Lake Avenue, cross over the freeway. –Take the first right on Railroad Street. –The public parking lot is just past the Lake Avenue stop light on your right. –KBJR-TV is located kiddy corner from the parking lot at 246 S. Lake Ave. 10 Extra Credit Points 10 Extra Credit Points

3 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 Soft News: Soft News: (retirements, school programs, human interest) –Local stories –National/international stories –Sports stories

4 Don Imus

5 Chapter 13: Obituaries Writing obits: A fate worse than death? Writing obits: A fate worse than death? –One of the 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 –Ronald Reagan –Shirley Chisholm –Pope John Paul II –Bob Hope –Rodney Dangerfield Often published free of charge Often published free of charge

6 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

7 In the news U.S. Supreme Court Ruling about Wiccan symbols: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling about Wiccan symbols: –http://www.startribune.com/484/story/ html 25.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/484/story/ html

8 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

9 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

10 Ethics Case Killing news: Responsible coverage of suicides Killing news: Responsible coverage of suicides –http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethic s/sensitive-news-topics/killing-news- responsible-coverage-of-suicides/ s/sensitive-news-topics/killing-news- responsible-coverage-of-suicides/http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethic s/sensitive-news-topics/killing-news- responsible-coverage-of-suicides/ Sharing the community’s grief: Little Rock news coverage of 3 teenage suicides Sharing the community’s grief: Little Rock news coverage of 3 teenage suicides –http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethic s/sensitive-news-topics/sharing-the- communitys-grief/ s/sensitive-news-topics/sharing-the- communitys-grief/http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethic s/sensitive-news-topics/sharing-the- communitys-grief/

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12 Upcoming stories Feature Story Assignment Feature Story Assignment –Final article due: December 10 Final eportfolio project: Due December 17 Final eportfolio project: Due December 17

13 Out of Class Assignment Final news release rewrites! Final news release rewrites! 3 paragraph rewrites 3 paragraph rewrites Due: Monday, April 30 Due: Monday, April 30 to to

14 In-Class Assignment Meet the Press interview with Tom Brokaw, former anchor of NBC news Meet the Press interview with Tom Brokaw, former anchor of NBC news Meet the Press interview with Tom Brokaw Meet the Press interview with Tom Brokaw story of words by end of tonight’s class to: story of words by end of tonight’s class to: Who is Tom Brokaw? Who is Tom Brokaw? –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brokaw

15 Egradebook Doublecheck assignments correct in egradebook: Doublecheck assignments correct in egradebook: –http://www.d.umn.edu/egradebook

16 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


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