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Group Interview. Practice of questioning, interviewing & writing techniques. Basics. Steps to take. Always Ask. Name Spelling Class Standing Title /Position Contact Information. Count off by 6 Find out who your group is interviewing Fill out story proposal Background research

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Group interview

Group Interview

Practice of questioning, interviewing & writing techniques


Basics

Basics

Steps to take

Always Ask

Name Spelling

Class Standing

Title /Position

Contact Information

  • Count off by 6

  • Find out who your group is interviewing

  • Fill out story proposal

  • Background research

  • Write 15 questions in order

  • Conduct interview & take notes

  • Type rough draft


Developing questions

Developing Questions

Activity

Targets

Develop questions using correct questioning technique.

Conduct interview using question technique developed.

Take notes including direct quotations of your respondent.

Ask follow-up questions

Ask for clarification

Remember to double check spelling of

Name

Figures

Facts

  • Questioning & Interviewing, Partner Interviewing Assignment:

    • Developing Purpose & Questions

      • Place one question on a card

      • Work to refine question with partner

      • Add follow up questions on back of card

      • Order cards 1-15

      • Rewrite questions in order on handout.

    • Interview subject

    • Take notes


Respondent list

Respondent List


Respondents are looking for

Respondents are looking for:

Respondent will note yes or no for each column.


Lede or lead

Lede (or Lead)

  • First paragraph

  • Less than 30 words long

  • Captures gist of story

    • Sums up the story’s most important facts.

  • Contains 5W's + H

    • What & Who most important

  • Leads should never contain quotations. 


Writing a news lead steps

Writing a News Lead: Steps

  • Find the most important (key) thought (fact).

  • Number the order of thoughts from most important to least.

  • Include the what and who into the lead.

  • Include any significant amounts into lead. Remember people want to know about money.

  • Place the most important facts first while writing.


Newswriting inverted pyramid style

NewswritingInverted Pyramid Style

  • The most important informationis at the top (beginning of article)

  • The least important information is at the bottom (end of article).

  • Has the ability to undergo cutoff test (removing last section(s) of story to quickly shorten story).


Typing story

Typing Story

  • Header

    • Name

    • Insert Page X of Y

    • Slug

    • Date

    • Period

  • Page 1

    • Start ⅓ to ½ way down page

  • Page 2

    • Start at top

    • Write – 30 - at bottom


Handing in typed assignments

  • Use Minion Pro Medium 14 pts. font.

  • Must have header with

    • Name

    • Page number (insert X of Y)

    • Slug (assignment name)

    • Date

    • Period & Computer

  • Must be double spaced

  • Must leave room at top of first page for comments.

Handing in Typed Assignments


Targets 1 rough draft

Targets 1 • Rough Draft

  • Write news style rough draft on computer

    • Lede less than 30 words, capture story gist

    • Inverted pyramid (important facts first)

    • Paragraphs less than 100 words

    • Use multiple styles of quotes

    • Use correct attribution style

      • “Quote,” Full Name, id, said.

  • Think about content

    • What was your purpose

    • Use rich & thoughtful quotes


Basic copy editing marks

Basic Copy Editing Marks

  • Use yellow sheet of copy editing symbols.


Stylebook

Stylebook

Use stylebook to develop journalistic copy style.

Use copy editing and proofing sheets to assist in editing copy into journalistic style.

Use copy editing skills to edit worksheet.

Using the Stylebook

  • Look at the table of contents for type of error.

    • Capitalization

    • Abbreviations

    • Identification of People

    • Punctuation

    • Numerals

    • Miscellaneous

    • Sports

  • Make corrections using proper copy editing and proofing marks.

  • Remember to use past tense in attributions.

  • Be careful of

    • D1, D4

    • F2

    • G1, G2, G3


In your group peer edit

In your group peer edit

  • Journalism students use green pens.

  • Newspaper students use red pens.

  • Sit in circle and edit someone else’s story.

  • When done pass story to person on the right for them to edit.

  • Repeat 1-3 until everyone has edited every story.

  • Time permitting, type changes to your story.


Targets 2 editing

Targets 2 • Editing

Edit stories looking for the following:

  • Lede less than 30 words, capture story gist

  • Inverted pyramid (important facts first)

  • Paragraphs less than 100 words

  • Quotes

  • Use multiple styles of quotes

  • Use correct attribution style: “Quote,” Full Name, id, said.

  • Written in past tense

  • Written in third person

  • Spelling & grammar errors

  • Story matches purpose

  • Use of rich & thoughtful quotes


Turn in story next class

Turn in story next class

Order of papers below

Final draft

Rough draft

Notes (packet & any additional notes)

Story Grade Sheet (yellow)

Please staple all together

Final Draft

Due

Nov. 9


Targets 3 rewriting

Targets 3 • Rewriting

Rewrite stories to include recommended edits. Remember the following:

  • Lede less than 30 words, capture story gist

    • Inverted pyramid (important facts first)

    • Paragraphs less than 100 words

    • Quotes

    • Use multiple styles of quotes

    • Use correct attribution style: “Quote,” Full Name, id, said.

    • Written in past tense

    • Written in third person

    • Spelling & grammar errors

    • Story matches purpose

    • Use of rich & thoughtful quotes


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