Journalism. 12-2 English. What is journalism?. T he act of researching and reporting news (ranging from current events to recounting of historic events) It is factual – real events, real people It aims to be unbiased
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group who comes up with
the most news sources!
Why do some stories/events deserve to be published?
What makes a story or event NEWSWORTHY?
Proximity (where the story takes place)
Timeliness (when did it happen?)
Prominence (Famous person/city/building)
Impact (who/how many does it affect/to what extent)
Human Interest (kids, animals, weird/wacky)
Where a news story appears can tell you something about its news value.
How do you think important stories or especially newsworthy stories are shown in newspapers? How about online?
Newspapers show news value by the placement of the story:
Front page – in national and provincial daily newspapers, big stories
“Above the fold” – stories that appear above the fold of the newspaper
Headline size – this can also show which are the biggest stories of the day
“Centerpiece Story”: story intended to be focus of intention, you see it before you have to scroll down the web page
1. Briefly discuss in your groups the main stories that you found yesterday while exploring different news sources. Remember to think about the news values that we discussed yesterday: proximity, timeliness, prominence, impact, conflict, human interest
2. Share with the class
Small group discussion:
Where do you get your news?
How often do you watch/read/listen to the news, if ever?
What is one question you have about journalism?
CTV Chris Hadfield: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1052107&binId=1.1145518&playlistPageNum=1
Step 1: Prepare
- What happened?
- What do you mean?
- How would you describe that moment/feeling?
- What did he/she/they say?
- What was it like?
Step 2: The Interview
In your writer’s notebook:
- what research you would have to do before the interview
- who you would need to interview (most news stories have more than one side or one voice)
- list the questions you would ask and in what order (you should have at least 5 questions for each source). Some general questions are okay, but also make some specific to the story.
Newspaper writing is generally:
http://misscameron-english.weebly.com for link!
1) Newsworthy info: 5w’s +H
2) Important details
3) Less important details
DUE: Tomorrow at the beginning of class. Must be printed BEFORE class!
Plastic Money: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5hyGgf34Jg
Canadian Weather: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EQdXyKiFY4
Flu Shot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whks4DUPvXM
- Work in groups of 2-3
- Together, write a rant about something you feel strongly about (It should be at least 30 sec in length)
- Record your rant (edit if needed)
- You shouldn’t be reading from a page for your rant. Memorize or work from basic discussion points.
- Groups of 3 must have at least 2 members in the video
- Present to the class
** bring recording device tomorrow
** you should have access to a computer/ editing software at home – school software might not work