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What’s happening in the news?. Court cases From Wednesday. Sullivan v.s . NYT Review: what was the case? What is the significance? Why is it important in journalism? NYT v.s . U.S. What are the pentagon papers? What happened in this court case? What is the significance?

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What s happening in the news

What’s happening in the news?


Court cases from wednesday

Court cases From Wednesday

  • Sullivan v.s. NYT

    • Review: what was the case?

    • What is the significance? Why is it important in journalism?

  • NYT v.s. U.S.

    • What are the pentagon papers?

    • What happened in this court case?

    • What is the significance?

  • What precautions should we take as journalists to avoid issues such as these? how do we avoid lawsuits?


Freedom of the press

Freedom of the Press

  • Why do we need free press?

  • Why else is it important?

  • Are there any problems with a free press?


Elements chapter 8

Elements Chapter 8

  • Make the significant interesting and relevant

    • What makes a story interesting?

    • How?

  • Infotainment

    • Tabloids-real journalism?

    • Can infotainment be good?

    • Is it relevant news?

  • Study by Project for Excellence in Journalism

    • 1977: 31% of covers concerned political or international figures, 15% concerned entertainment

    • 1997: 1 in 10 covers concerned political or international figures, more than 2 in 10 concerned entertainment

    • What do you think?

  • Approaches to storytelling/writing an article


Elements chapter 9

Elements Chapter 9

  • Keep the news comprehensive and in proportion

    • How do we decide what news to include?

    • What do we mean by in proportion?

  • Mapmaker concept

    • What is it?

    • What are it’s limits?

  • What is hype?

    • How do we avoid it?

    • Examples?


Superbowl media coverage assignment

Superbowl media coverage assignment

  • Assignment: Using the set of two media outlets you were assigned, write 300-350 words of analysis on Superbowl coverage. Look at coverage both before Superbowl Sunday, during the Superbowl and after. Compare and contrast what you see. What is the tone of the coverage? Positive? Negative? Neutral? Do you detect any bias in the reports? What differences do you see? What types of ads? Multimedia?

  • Due: Friday, Feb. 8 before recitation. Be prepared to discuss.

  • Your post should go on the class blog as a comment on this post.

  • National Print

  • 1. New York Times

  • 2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

  • Colorado Print

  • 1. www.denverpost.com

  • 2. http://www.dailycamera.com/

  • Blogs

  • 1. Bleacher Report http://bleacherreport.com/nfl

  • 2. NFL Nation Blog http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation

  • Cable Broadcast

  • 1. CNN

  • 2. Fox (http://www.foxnews.com/)

  • 3. MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/


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