29 February 2016
29 February 2016 CO 2413
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Intro to News Writing Feb 29th LOOKING AHEAD Labs this week 0 AP MP quiz 0 News 3 due at the end of lab a Questions After class Today 0 Broadcast writing Wednesday 0 Broadcast writing exercise Guest Speaker next Monday ATTEND CLASS FOR FREE 100 QUIZ GRADE 0 Dustin Barnes ClarionLedger Broadcast Writing Use simple active sentences 0 The man bit the dog Use SubjectVerbObject construction 0 Don t start a sentence with a dependent clause 0 Bad Governor Bryant who was combing his hair said he would not run for president 0 Good Governor Bryant said he would not run for president Then he combed his hair Broadcast Stvle Attribution is usually at the beginning of a sentence 0 MSU President Mark Keenum says his university Sometimes attribution can be its own sentence 0 Starkville residents are the happiest in the country That s a conclusion from a new study on Avoid Apposition Apposition is a word or phrase that renames a noun 0 Wrong Parker Wiseman the boy mayor of Starkville 0 Right Boy Mayor Parker Wiseman says Starkville Avoid beginning story with an unfamiliar name 0 Use a delayed ID instead The simpler the better 0 Simple words are more widely understood 0 Avoid long confusing titles and multiple descriptions 0 Bad ex President board officer and chief executive officer Steve Jobs 0 Good ex Apple chief Steve Jobs Broadcast vs AP Style There are some major differences 0 Broadcast is about writing for the ear AP is for the eye Use personal pronouns o I We You Us and Our are OK in broadcast Use hyphens between numbers and letters you want pronounced separately 0 FBI UN US Numbers should be written to help newscasters read them easily 0 One thousand l6 hundred five billion seven thousand 931 Do not use symbols in broadcast writing 0 Dollars cents threequarters 0 Periods do not equal decimal points write the word point Periods are only acceptable in the following abbreviations 0 Mr Mrs Dr am pm Ages should be used sparingly and precede the name o A 96year old Starkville man delayed ID Constructing the broadcast news story The structure of a broadcast story differs from that of a print story 0 In what ways Broadcast writing is done in the upright pyramid style At the peak is the news peg o The single most important fact 0 Describes what happened The Focus Statement Before you begin writing pick the main actor action and recipient 0 Use them to shape a focus statement 0 Everything you write in a story should relate to the focus statement EX Seven airmen have been killed in a plane crash at Dover AFB Delaware 0 What s your focus statement Air crash kills seven airmen Conclusion