Study Guide for Chapter 2
Study Guide for Chapter 2 MCA 227
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Chapter 2 Notes 0 What is news 0 News judgement their ability to determine which stories are most interesting and important to readers 0 Newspaper 0 Top of the page I Something people are talking about I Something people want to read more about 0 Lead Story I Stories about the community 0 Refers I Send readers to other parts of the paper 0 What makes a story interesting to read 0 Impact I Does the story matter to readers 0 Immediacy I Has this story just happened I Timeliness is crucial especially when competing with other newspapers and media 0 Proximity I Local events will matter more to readers than events in other cities 0 Prominence I Does this story involve someone famous 0 Novelty I Readers enjoy something new and unexpected 0 Con ict I Readers and reporters enjoy dramatic confrontation o Emotions I We all respond emotionally to humaninterest stories 0 5 things every reporter needs to remember about readers 0 Readers are in a hurry I You are competing for their attention so be clear focused and to the point 0 Readers have short attention spans I Start with a short idea then decide if it needs to be elaborated on 0 Readers want short stories that personally connect I Readers want to see themselves in the newspaper I Understand what people really care about 0 Readers want stories told in a compelling way I Vary your story telling 0 There s more than one type of reader I Keep your ideas fresh 0 Is google making us stoopid 0 Bruce Freidman blogs about the use of computers in medicine How a story gets written 0 You often spend 90 percent of your time chasing a story and just 10 percent writing it 0 Not everything a reporter hears makes it into the finished story 0 Not everything is what it seems How the news comes together 0 See pages 2426 Scott Byers 0 Sports editor of the N West Iowa Review Susan Page 0 Covers the White House and National Politics in 1980 0 Now works for USA Today Parts of a Story 0 Byline I Reporters name I Credentials o Dateline I Location of story 0 Lead I Opening of a story 0 Quote I Someone s exact words 0 Attribution I Tells readers the source of the quote 0 Headline I Summarizes the story 0 Photo I Most are black and white 0 Photo Credit I Photographer s name 0 Lift out quote I A special quote pulled from the text 0 Tagline I Contact information for the reporter Every tool a reporter needs 0 Notebook 0 Computer 0 Digital voice recorder 0 Camera 0 Telephone
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