COMM 2100 FINAL - COMM 2100 FINAL communication: sharing of...

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COMM 2100 FINAL communication : sharing of a set of informational symbols (inverted pyramid) bridge paragraph (speech story) : the place to dispose of details: speaker’s credentials, sponsorship of the meeting, place, occasion, audience label or no-news lead : ex. something that mentions a topic but fails to reveal what was said or done about the topic bright (brite) : a “relief” story criteria that one must use for deciding whether a quote from a speech is appropriate in the lead: DO NOT use because rarely summarizes what speaker said paraphrase for writing speech stories because your job is to summarize what the speaker said not just through a bunch of quotes around speech stories should NOT come to a conclusion because you are writing what the speaker said, NOT a story *instead of objectivity use: objectivity, avoid : rooting, ignoring, agreeing, concluding beware chronological structure (hour glass): lead and as many paragraphs as it takes for a summary story retelling in sequence (story) block structure (inverted pyramid, 3 blocks): regular inverted pyramid each block represents a different detail in the story disaster structure (inverted pyramid, 3 aspects): regular inverted pyramid aspect 1: people evac., homes destroy. aspect 2: army called out… aspect 3: more storms on the way… second day stories : a continuation of a previous stories that includes new updates, discoveries, etc. Make sure to remind the reader what the story was about number stories : 1) using %’s 2) concrete analogies 3) rounding 4) ratios 5) put them in own words 6) explain story as if talking to family (simple) 7) choosey about numbers used (can use chart or table)
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when covering a meeting story , is it NOT important to follow the agenda of a meeting because only the most important topics should be discussed first and mention the less important topics at the end in the lead of a meeting story include the most newsworthy topic
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course COMM 2100 taught by Professor Many during the Spring '08 term at Toledo.

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COMM 2100 FINAL - COMM 2100 FINAL communication: sharing of...

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