News Report #7 – Media Law & Ethics

Due on Monday, April 27

Read Inside Reporting Ch. 7

Answer the questions on the Journalism Workshop Report-Week 7

Fill out the Individual Ethics Survey

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Data Driven Feature Stories – ENGL 440

You will be writing an indepth feature story for your final story of the year, using data information as the foundation of your story. The story’s deadline is Wednesday, April 29, The story is worth 100 points.

Deadlines:

Wednesday, April 1 – Data Driven Journalism Assignment

Wednesday, April 8 – News Report #6 due – read at least two of the following:

SGA budget_Patrick Hoeppner

Faculty Salaries_Sage Sauerbrey

Monday, April 27 – Data Project

Wednesday, April 29 – Story Due

Feature Stories – ENGL 340

You will be writing an indepth feature story for your final story of the year. The story’s deadline is Wednesday, April 29, The story is worth 100 points.

Deadlines:

Wednesday, April 1 – News Feature Worksheet

Wednesday, April 8 – News Report #6 due – read at least two of the following:

Fed Bear_Sage Sauerbrey

Mental Health_Kelly Mahoney

Tattoo Tirade_Keala Reeverts

POW_Danny Kern

Homeless in Paradise_Jamie Wanzek

Monday, April 27 – News Feature Checklist

Wednesday, April 29 – Story Due

News Report #5 Assignment

Due to me not posting this in time, this portion of your news report will be due on Monday, March 30. Please have your story ideas for Wednesday.

Reporting Basics

Read Chapter 4 of Inside Reporting, called “Reporting Basics.” Answer the following questions by typing your answers and turning it in to me.

  1. In covering breaking news, you are four key things you should remember before running out to cover the story?
  2. Why is it important to use multiple sources – even more than the three required for your Eagle’s Eye stories? Provide three reasons.
  3. Name six different types of sources.
  4. What are three ways to use someone’s information without plagiarizing?
  5. What does it mean to Show, not Tell?
  6. After reading page 76-77, tell me what you prefer – taking notes or recording interviews? What should you be cautious about with your preferred method of gathering information?
  7. How should you prepare for an interview?
  8. You may not use an anonymous source in your Eagle’s Eye articles unless it has been cleared by me. What are some valid reasons for using an anonymous source?
  9. Why use “said” in attribution?
  10. How can you be more diverse in your sources for Eagle’s Eye articles?

Assignment – Due Monday, Jan. 26

Journalism Workshop 340 students: News Report #1 – Spring 2015

Poynter’s News Sense: The Building Blocks of News

Complete the online Poynter.org course.

Create a free account with Poynter.org’s News University

  1. Sign up for News Sense: The Building Blocks of News
  2. Complete the course – do all sections
  3. Email the course report to me, tcanino@sierranevada.edu

Journalism Workshop 440 students (Kelly):News Report #1 – Kelly : Spring 2015

Poynter’s Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use

Complete the online Poynter.org course.

Create a free account with Poynter.org’s News University

  1. Sign up for Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use
  2. Complete the course – do the Nuts & Bolts section
  3. Take a couple of newspapers, including your own stories and do the Workshop items at the end of each lesson that require a story evaluation
  4. Email the course report to me, tcanino@sierranevada.edu and turn in your marked up newspapers

Newspaper reading:

Assignment: Print out any news/feature story you are interested in reading and comment on the following.

Article:

Newspaper/website & Edition Date:

Which news values does this story contain? Explain why.

Impact

Immediacy

Proximity

Prominence

Novelty

Conflict

Emotions