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Intro to News

by: Amanda Eberle

Intro to News COM 315-001

Amanda Eberle
Jacksonville State University

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Notes on second week , What makes news
Intro to News
Stedman, Michael E.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amanda Eberle on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COM 315-001 at Jacksonville State University taught by Stedman, Michael E. in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Intro to News in News, Commnuications at Jacksonville State University.

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Date Created: 09/16/16
Components of News:  Should always double check everything  News media depends on the readers trust 1. Accuracy 2. Brevity 3. Clarity  Inaccuracy will break the readers trust  ALWAYS ASSUME NOTHING  Ask as many questions as possible to be sure  Be brief –fewest words possible  Clarity keeps the readers going don’t be redundant . Not confusing  Attribution- telling the reader where the info comes from 1. If something is common knowledge you don’t have to cite someone 2. Stuff you see and hear , first hand witness you don’t have to cite someone 3. News Filters- lets some things through holds some back (attribution) 4. No filter when reporters see first person 5. The more filters you have the les reliable Strive for balance and fairness- all sides of the story included  Only the publics definition of fair matters  Fairness requires completeness and openness not leaving anything out  Goal is objectivity SPJ suggests to work independently News is noteworthy info 8 NEWS VALUES: 1. Timeliness 2. Impact 3. Prominence 4. Proximity 5. Conflict 6. Unusualness 7. Currency 8. Necessity


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