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Monday 8.27.12 You will have the first 5 minutes of class to review your notes. Separate sheet of paper. Header, label “Rights and Responsibilities” Number 1-25 in a straight column down the left hand side of your paper.
Tuesday 8.28.12 Please pick up a Journalism book from the back of the room. In your notebook; title a new page “What is News?” Underneath, copy down and define Chapter 3’s vocabulary. Chapter Vocabulary News Judgment Timeliness Proximity Prominence Consequence Human-interest Conflict
Example Article Lets look through the newspaper and try and find an example of an article that has the news element… Timeliness Proximity Prominence Consequence Human-interest Conflict
Wednesday 8.30.12 What is News? A report of a current event in a newspaper, on the radio, TV, internet or even word of mouth.
NOWs News of the Week These will be due once a week when I collect Notebooks. We usually receive the Sunday paper on Wednesday and you will get Wednesday’s in class to work on them. However, they are assigned every Monday and due every Friday.
Sources of News Newspapers TV Magazine Internet Billboard Radio Word of Mouth Telephone Texting Email Blogs Books
Thursday 9.1.11 Where do you get most of your news? What source of news is most accurate? Which of these is most entertaining? Why do people provide the news? Why are people interested in getting news? Who controls the news?
What is in a Newspaper? AdvertisingEditorial Content Paid Classified Display Ads 60% of the paper Ads get put in first! Controlled by the Editor Written by Reporters 40% of the paper Articles “fill” up the rest of the paper (News Hole)
Three Different Types of Stories Hard News World State City Local Business Events & Issues Weather & construction Death notices FACT Soft News Sports Entertainment Food Travel Celebrity Gossip Editorials (opinions) Obituary Features Type of soft Personality Profile Syndicated Columns Comics
Inverted Pyramid In daily newspapers, stories are usually written in inverted pyramid style.
Most important information Least important information The “Cut Test”: Editors used to chop off a story from the bottom up to fill the space in a column. Now, most are continued to another page or linked to a website.
Friday 9.2.11 Take out your “What is News?” handout. Read the column titled “What Makes a Story Interesting to Readers?” A new Element of News is introduced and a couple have different names. Identify the new Element, label the different names with the ones we are learning.
NOWs You will have the rest of the hour to gather up articles from the newspaper for your NOWs.