WhatIsNewsExercise - For each story from the newscast, you...

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J1111 Journalism & Society What is news exercise? Due Thursday, September 30 For this assignment, you need to watch (or record and watch) a half-hour, LOCAL TV newscast of your choice (no fake news reports like the Daily Show). As you watch you will need to make list of each of the stories during the half- hour, in order, along with a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the main point of each story. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO PAST THE MAIN WEATHER OR SPORTS SEGMENT TOWARD THE END OF THE NEWSCAST (usually around the 18 minute mark). The second step of this assignment is to use the newsworthiness criteria we discussed in class to determine why you believe the story was selected and placed in the position it was in. You must show that you understand the different criteria. It is not enough to just type a one-word answer; you must explain why you feel the criteria are appropriate. Stories may fulfill more than one criteria.
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Unformatted text preview: For each story from the newscast, you will have a 1-2 sentence description of the story and a 1-2 sentence statement of which news criteria you believe explain the selection and placement of this story. Please also list whether stories were labeled with a graphic or logo that says LIVE , EXCLUSIVE or BREAKING NEWS . At the top of your assignment you should list the channel you watched and the date and time of the newscast. This assignment should be typed onto the worksheet. You made use additional paper if needed. You do not need to submit a digital version. You will be graded on clearness of argument, appropriate application of criteria, thoroughness, and presentation. Newsworthiness criteria: 1. Relevance 2. Conflict/controversy/disaster 3. Human Interest/drama 4. Unusualness 5. Impact 6. Proximity 7. Prominence/importance 8. Timeliness This is a 50-point assignment....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course JOURNAL 1111 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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