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Notes as of 10-9

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Notes as of 10-9 JOURN 275

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Introduction to Journalism
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Date Created: 10/14/16
Lecture 1- ● Job Ad- Baltimore Sun Reporter ● Looking for one person to do the work of several ● Digital first papers: stopping print and going completely digital ● Networks journalism: range of people involved in the production of journalism - social networks help produce stories ● Audience performing functions of reporters ○ “Professional and amateurs working together to get the real story, linking to each other across brands and old boundaries to share facts, questions, answers, ideas, perspectives.” ● Crowdsourcing- involve taking functions traditionally performed by employees and using the internet to outsource them to an undefined, generally large group of people. The compensation is usually far less than what an employee might make for performing the same service. ● State of the New Media circa 2009: ○ 5,900 newsroom jobs lost ○ Newspaper staff decrease by 25% from 2001-2009 ○ Half of US states no longer have a paper covering congress ● Chicago Media Network 2010: ○ More than 8 million visitors 10 146 sites in may 2010 ○ More than 50% of sites had no measurable traffic ○ Coverage of important local issues by major newspapers has decreased ○ Non profit leaders are concerned by less coverage, too little edited information, and less sense of shared community. Lecture 2- ● Main components of a story: Lede Sources Quotes Background and context Details ● always use a source’s first quote to introduce them and explain their relevancy. ● Then vary it ● Who, what, when, where, why, and how. ● Lede: who what when where ● Nut graph: why and how ● Nut graph comes after the lede ● Make sure sources are relevant to the topic that you are writing about ● Emphasize what makes the story newsworthy ● Don't ever make a claim that you can’t support with evidence ● Nut graph: so what? Why is the story important? ● Quotes: Why does it stick out? What about it makes you want to include it in the story? ● Always attribute information. You can also cite, but not quote. ● Sources can also give background and context to the story. He answer the “why?” ● Sources can also be studies found in research. Make sure to cite them in the article. ● Have a healthy mix of sources where each of them brings different information to the table. ● Transition from one source to the next ● Ending with a strong quote Lecture 3- Leads Straight news lead: traditional news lead. Follows the who/what/when/where/why (why might be in the nut graph). Strive for one sentence. Serves as a quick summary. Feature/anecdotal type lead- good for info-heavy articles. Explanation in the second paragraph. ***What was it that made you want to write this story in the first place? ***Always include the news hook within the first two paragraphs. Lecture 4- Fining stories and covering a beat ● Media literacy ● Explosion of the online news scene ● New News Report ● Reporter must always know what is going on in the news Lecture 5 ● using twitter as a news source ● Keeping up with beats, participating in the conversation, etc. ● A chance for journalists to showcase other sides of their personality ● Producing content that is spreadable ● Fluff pieces sitting side by side with hard news ● Keeping up with stories even after they are written ● Find 3 tweets on different angles to the story and retweeting them- write column on blog that expands on them. Get a reaction quote from someone. ● Muck rack


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