Deciding what to do.
Journalism Code of Ethics
Society of professional journalistic
RTNDA (releases now guidelines for social media)
New York Times
Times of Ethical Issues in Jo
FOUNDATIONS OF JOURNALISM
First Amendment: Freedom of the Press
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the
The headline, a picture, pull
No opinion or evaluation or assessment or words that convey your opinion
Start a profiles story with something interesting or unusual (new angle).
Use direct quotes to make a story interesting.
Keep paragraphs short (1-3 sentences).
April 5, 2013
Lab Assignment #10
The students and faculty members of Gregory Heights Middle School had to
evacuate the school on Thursday because a canister of tear gas was set off in the building
sending some of them to the
March 22, 2013
Lab Assignment #8
A tragedy occurred Thursday in Anderson Villa apartments leaving a mother
Linda Lee Fusons apartment caught on fire while she was out of the house. Her
two sons, Kenneth, 10, and
February 15, 2013
Lab Assignment #6
A fire occurred in a Tacoma suburb known as University Place on Thursday.
The fire started in a corner unit at the Meadow Park Garden Court apartments and
spread to the apartment next door.
February 1, 2013
Lab Assignment #4
A man was in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center on
Thursday after contracting a disease at his high school reunion.
John Sony, 69, from Kala
Friday Lab @ 10am
Goals and aspirations are tough to pursue without the support of great family
members encouraging each other. For the life of Katrina Monica Anajachi Onyelocka
Ezeiyi my aunt and her children; my cousins
18 January 2013
Hard Summary Leads
1) Police arrested protestors outside of an abortion clinic this Thursday due to
disorderly conduct and blocking of the entrance to the clinic.
2) A deliver
25 January 2013
Hard News Summary
1. At least three to four children die every day in the U.S. due to child abuse or
neglect according to a recent survey released by the Child Abuse Prevention
A Kalamazoo man was rushed to St. Francis Hospital and Medical center on Thursday
and was in critical condition.
John Sony, 69, was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease that can cause a sever
Remember the guidelines for leads (especially hard news summary leads).
Remember the purpose of the nut graf.
5Ws and H that did not fit in the lead.
Background info about what happened and how and why.
14 March 2013
Hard News Story
Every 63 hours a Michigander is murdered based on the statistics released by
Michigans Bureau of Investigation.
The past year the amount of people committing a murder has ju
Dr. Joyce Steinke
22 March 2013
9-3 Hourglass exercise
Fire in an enclosed area such as an apartment can push temperatures to 1,700
degrees Fahrenheit near the ceilings and 1,000 degrees on the floor. Causing serious
5 April 2013
A canister of tear gas was set off by vandals at the Gregory Heights Middle
School causing at least 48 children and two teachers to get rushed to the hospital for