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  1. Journalism Scavenger Hunt of online newspapers Your Name Goes Here

  2. Directions: • Access my website • Find the Scavenger Hunt Assignment • Use the URL’s to locate five examples of each element • Paste your choices in this template • Include: reporter, name of publication, date, and a sentence-long summary of the gist of the story.

  3. News stories – background • News events are termed “hard news.” • Every story must include full information regarding the “5 W’s and How.” • Types of leads include: • Summary lead (tells what happened concisely, is packed with many clear statements of facts

  4. Good news story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #1 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  5. Good news story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #2 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  6. Good news story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #3 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  7. Good news story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #4 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  8. Good news story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #5 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  9. Feature stories – background • A feature story sometimes called “fluff” and is often designed to fill up the paper when it is a soft news day. • You can sometimes find them “below the fold” on the front page. • On weekends, especially Sundays, a feature story may appear above the fold because most Sunday papers have a more relaxed, more human feel to them.

  10. Good feature story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #1 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  11. Good feature story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #2 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  12. Good feature story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #3 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  13. Good feature story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #4 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  14. Good feature story leadsFirst 30 words, give or take… • Publication #5 • Date • Reporter • Justify your selection (tell why you chose it) • Good lead/copy paste

  15. Photographs – background • A good pic grabs the reader’s attention. • It illustrates an important aspect or element of the story. • Often, people mentioned in the story are pictured • Faces face ‘into’ the page • Faces should be about the size of a dime or larger.

  16. Good pics • Publication #1 • Date • Photographer • Tell why it is good. • Paste here

  17. Good pics • Publication #2 • Date • Photographer • Tell why it is good. • Paste here

  18. Good pics • Publication #3 • Date • Photographer • Tell why it is good. • Paste here

  19. Good pics • Publication #4 • Date • Photographer • Tell why it is good. • Paste here

  20. Good pics • Publication #5 • Date • Photographer • Tell why it is good. • Paste here

  21. Cutlines – background • In books, it is called a caption; in periodicals it is a cutline. • Often, the pic illustrates an element of the story, and the cutline explains the pic clearly. • It usually has a different style font • Sometime the photo credit is in the cutline, and other times it is along the border of the pic, in tiny font.