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  1. Lessons from a pro • “Always going to be demand for content…”

  2. Lessons from a pro • “Wait, listen, observe, dig…”

  3. Lessons from a pro • “More is better…”

  4. Lessons from a pro • “Journalism is inextricably linked to technology…”

  5. Lessons from a pro • “Hang around the scene, finally somebody will say something…”

  6. Lessons from a pro • Jack of all trades…

  7. Lessons from a pro • Be enthusiastic, no matter what you do in life

  8. The attitude of a journalist

  9. The attitude of a journalist • Question everything

  10. The attitude of a journalist • Question everything • Be curious: “What’s up with that?”

  11. The attitude of a journalist • Question everything • Be curious: “What’s up with that?” • Take a different route home

  12. The attitude of a journalist • Question everything • Be curious: “What’s up with that?” • Take a different route home • Hold people accountable, especially people who spend taxpayers’ money…politicians and public employees

  13. The attitude of a journalist • Question everything • Be curious: “What’s up with that?” • Take a different route home • Hold people accountable, especially people who spend taxpayers’ money…politicians and public employees • 3,000 stories in one year!

  14. Japanese driving badly • In Japan, a group of exotic car enthusiasts was driving together from Tokyo to Hiroshima on Sunday • Included were eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini, and two Mercedes • All of the cars collided • Tokyo has wonderful sushi and tempura • Police said the wreck began when a Ferrari driver hit the median while changing lanes. He then spun across the highway • The other cars plowed into him and each other trying to avoid him • Police would not estimate the damage, but because a used Ferrari sells for at least $100,000 in Japan, the damage was more than $1 million... and likely much higher • No one was seriously injured, but police in Yamaguchi prefecture said 10 people were treated for bruises and cuts • Police said some of the cars were completely destroyed • One tow-truck driver said it was the most expensive wreck he’s seen

  15. The plane truth • Tom Wagner is from Louisiana, which has excellent shrimp creole • On Friday he took a United ExpressJet flight from Lafayette heading to Houston, en route to his eventual destination California to visit family • He decided to take a nap on the flight • When Wagner awoke, he was alone in the dark airplane. The doors were locked. • “I woke up and the lights were out. I was like, what’s going on?” Wagner said. • The United crew somehow missed the sleeping Wagner near the back of the plane and locked him in • Wagner tried the doors. He then called his girlfriend, who alerted United • 30 minutes later, a crew showed up to let him off • Wagner said “they were like, try to hush hush, keep it quiet” • Wagner said United gave him a $250 voucher, amenities and a room for the night

  16. Assignment 12/17 • Final class of the semester! • Your assignment: go over your notebook and then write a 750-word article: “What I learned during 16 weeks of journalism classes.”

  17. Assignment 12/17 • Be specific: demonstrate your knowledge of ledes, quotes, attribution, the five Ws and a H, I can never prepare pancakes in England, real-life lessons from Rod and Harold, inverted pyramid, brites, narration, vivid scenes, nut graf, interviewing, note taking, jouro terms etc.

  18. Assignment 12/17 • Be specific: demonstrate your knowledge of ledes, quotes, attribution, the five Ws and a H, I can never prepare pancakes in England, real-life lessons from Rod and Harold, inverted pyramid, brites, narration, vivid scenes, nut graf, interviewing, note taking, jouro terms etc. • And finally, address this statement: “Why I would/would not be an excellent journalist if I so chose”