The Bevo Smith Scenario
In the beginning of Bevo Smiths attempt to find information on the funneling of money by the
president and the city manager, the first mistake Bevo does is call his former brother-in-law who
happens to be the city council member. T
As hours passed, social work senior Gracie Padilla awoke from a cool breeze coming from the
living room. She opened her bedroom door to grab her laptop.
I didnt have my glasses on, so I assumed I just wasnt looking in the right place, Padilla said.
Business Story Example
If you didnt do it, you werent winning.
Those wordsfrom three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, attorney Bill Bock and reporter from the Wall Street Journal Reed Albergotti were the strong consensus of a Monday night
J310F Reporitng Words
Feb. 5, 2013
A crowd of J310F students jotted down advice given by a panel of UT alum Thursday, Jan. 17,
when students asked about what lies ahead for careers in journalism.
The main objectives of a successful jo
Police unveil new policies on searches,
moving vehicles, mentally disturbed
By Patrick George
With two of his toughest critics standing by his side, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo on
Tuesday unveiled significa
Access & Limitations
Journalists have a right to gather news, but limitations can be placed on access
to property. Reporters should be familiar with the three types of venues: public
forum, public property and private property.
DESCRIPTIONS In most cases, its better to not use a description of someone
if its not enough to enable you to pick them out of a crowd. Just age, height,
weight and race generally describe a lot more people than just the crook. But, if
Crime beat issues
Interesting vs. Important A debate about the relative worth of certain stories has raged
in journalism for the past decade:
Why do the criminal exploits of celebrities rate top-of-the-news play?
Why do crime aberrations get so much
Cops - Electronic resources
Uniform Crime ReportsThe Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are published by
the FBI, based on data provided by police agencies all over the country. The
reports contain statistical information about crime in the U.S., and also prov
Crime reporting checklist
Organization: The hourglass (martini glass) structure.
Start with a summary news lead.
Summarize other key facts.
Describe events in chronological order.
End with kicker: a surprise twist or strong quotation.
Multimedia Grading Sheet
NARRATIVE QUALITIES - (20 points)
Each photo advances the story significantly, no redundancy
Reflects the significance of the story, news value
Includes 3 of the 4 types of photos (over