Aim: How did the penny press and the telegraph impact the ...

Aim: How did the penny press and the telegraph impact the ...

2/9/15-Aim: How do you get a news story? Do Now: Whats happening around school? Around town? What is the local buzz or excitement? Lets take the History of Journalism Quiz HW: Start brainstorming your news story. I will explain this after todays quiz. Once you have the idea or occasion for a news story

Ask yourself: is it news? (is it new). Who do you talk to for information about the story? How do you conduct an interview? What other preparations can you make in developing your news story? Who do you talk to for information about the story? Witnesses

People who live and/or work in the area Public officials or company officials the people in charge of some aspect of what happened How do you conduct an interview? Research the story or incident and have several questions prepared. Make appointments as much as possible dont ever expect to walk right into an officials office to talk. Be courteous and respectful the people you interview can say as much or as little as they want, depending on how comfortable they are with

you. Avoid yes/no questions. Draw as much information from your questions as possible. What other preparations can you make in developing your news story? Research the background of the people involved and the place it occurred. Has anything big happened here before? Is it a historical landmark?

Research similar incidents or occasions for comparative discussions. Ask yourself: What other paths can you research in the story? 2/10/15 How do you write an effective news lead? Do Now: Get a Journalism Today textbook

from the back shelf. HW: Continue you working on your news story. Turn to page 122

What is a summary lead? What is the goal of a lead? Be creative Be objective Turn to page 135 Read the examples of good leads (through page 139) What can go wrong with a lead (page 140)? Lets make a lead: lets make up some stuff.

Use the information to write a lead. Play pretend. Have fun. 2/11/15-AIM: How can we complete our news article? DO NOW: Today we will go to the library classroom to type and print our news article. Be sure to check for proper format, editing mistakes, and as always proofread your work. Articles will be collected at the end of the period. If you finish early you can read the NY Times.

Homework: You will present your article tomorrow. Be prepared to give a two to three minute delivery of your story. 2/12/15-AIM: How can we present our news articles? DO NOW: What makes a good speaker? What news channel is your favorite and why? Positives Negatives

2/13/15 Aim: Why do we have more than one function of a journalist? DO NOW: What are some roles of a journalist? HW: News stories. Go to the library tomorrow! Quiz on the Functions of a Journalist Wed, 3/5!!!

Political Function Watchdog of government Provide information about what is happening in government.

Alert the public to government wrongdoings, scandals or crimes. Fight attempts of government to conduct business covertly. Scrutinize budgets to check how taxes are being spent. Transparency = Good! Economic Function Provides information about products and services. Allows for advertising about products and services (the bills have to be paid). Often provides information about financial markets and daily results

(Dow Jones, NYSE) Sentry Function A journalist looks to see what is coming in the future.

Technology Potential crises Threats Public trends/habits Developing Issues Record Keeping Function The news sources keep accurate records of all of the things that happen in the region they serve.

Bills/laws passing through congress Elections Prices of commodities Data Entertainment Function

Comics/Funny pages Puzzles Feature stories

Photos Sports TV/Movie review Social Function A place where people talk about the latest thing that might not fall into any of the previous categories.

The latest episode of a show Prizes won by locals Babies born Obituaries Agenda Setting Function While journalists dont tell us what to think, they tell us what to

think about. In sum, what are the functions of a journalist?

Political Economic Sentry Record Keeping Entertainment Social Agenda Setting

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