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2/22-2/24 Monday, February 22, 2016 9:52 AM Looking ahead o Today: Photojournalism; Service journalism; News 3 o Labs this week Reverse interviewing; News 3 info o Wednesday News 3 cont. Photojournalism o Why Care? Because everyone is a photographer, but few are good at it. o Drama A picture should say "something is going on here" o Action Perceived movement strikes the imagination o Expression Telling a good story means capturing expression o Unusualness Show what people don't normally see The Threes of Photojournalism o Three types of shots Long range (establishing shot) Midrange (subject within a setting) Close-up (face-to-face with the subject) o Rule of thirds Think about composition and direction of the eye. Tips for mobile photography o Small sensor cameras need light - use the sun; get in the shade; use another mobile phone as a light source. Avoid flash. o Composition is king - remember the rule of thirds? o Framing - use objects in the foreground to frame your shots and give them depth. o Change your perspective - your mobile camera is small, take it places. o Crop it - shoot wider than you need and crop. (side-to-side, NOT up-and-down) o Take more pictures - unlimited film and instant feedback. News 3 - Need to Know o News 3 - a preview story With service journalism (3 items) Covering an MSU activity or community event What shouldn't you cover? Why? Interview 3 human sources - must quote 2 in your story How can you find sources? Structure Summary lead; logical conclusion; observation detail; 250-300 words (more is OK) February 24th Looking ahead o Today Service journalism; News 3 o Labs this week Reverse interviewing; News 3 info o Labs next week AP quiz M-P; News 3 due (end of lab) o Guest speaker - March 7 Dustin Barnes, Clarion-Ledger News 3 - Need to Know o News 3 - a preview story With service journalism (3 items) Covering an MSU activity or community event What shouldn't you cover? Why? Interview 3 human sources - must quote 2 in your story How can you find sources? Structure Summary lead; logical conclusion; observation detail; 250-300 (more is OK) REFER TO NEWS 3 INFORMATION SHEET GIVEN IN LAB** Service Journalism o The delivery of properly compiled extra details separate from your story. Enhances the value of information you give to your readers Compile a list of facts, empowering details or information for a graphic to increase impact. o Two main objectives Usefulness Simplicity o No need to produce boxes or designs, or do html programming (this is for another class) Simply compile quality, AP-worthy data in a simplified double-space format. Always note the source after the information. Types of service journalism o Facts o Lists o Empowerment boxes o Maps o Graphs You can use contractions and percentage signs to help deal with space limitations. Use of observation in news writing o The use of worthy, impartial and connected observation is essential in authoritative reporting and writing. Practice makes perfect o Three advantages Reporter on the scene Source humanness Flavor and distinction Observation details o Observation must truly add to the story It is more than just "being there" o Worthy observation connects with the topic you are addressing News 2 post-mortem o Most common mistakes AP style Starkville, Mississippi Day/Date "Direct quotes need proper punctuation," Hall said. Working with quotes Introduce a source, foreshadow using a paraphrase; DON'T BURY. Inexcusable errors Spelling, subject/verb agreement, pronoun usage Editing and Rewriting o All writers need an editor First drafts are rarely satisfactory Copyediting - techniques that change and improve copy, but do not alter its basic structure and approach Rewriting - rewording large portions of the copy and reexamining its structure.
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