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Reporting. What is News?. What are the elements of a news story? Information that has impact News is the unexpected News may involve conflict News is relevant at the time you are reporting it News often involves prominent people

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Reporting

Reporting


What is news

What is News?

  • What are the elements of a news story?

    • Information that has impact

    • News is the unexpected

    • News may involve conflict

    • News is relevant at the time you are reporting it

    • News often involves prominent people

    • Where the news happens is important, the closer it is, generally the more newsworthy.


What is news1

What is News?

  • Hard News and Soft News

    • Hard news: news that is about a serious or important topic and has a sense of immediacy to it.

      • Ex. Speeches, news conferences, crimes, fires, major weather stories, etc.

    • Soft news: stories or articles that are about ordinary people who overcome obstacles or accomplish something noteworthy


What is news2

What is News?

  • Breaking News and Enterprise Reporting

    • Breaking News

      • News that is happening now and that journalists must cover on a tight deadline

        • Go to the scene, report what is going on

        • Witness firsthand what is happening

        • Collect video for web and broadcast reports

        • Requires constant updating


What is news3

What is News?

-Enterprise Reporting

  • Usually a large investigative process – a story that you find, not one that finds you (generally).

  • Many forms:

    • An investigative reporter who exposes wrongdoing that results in gov’t action to fix the problem

    • An in-depth report on crime in your city that uses statistics to tell where it is safe and unsafe.


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