Study article checklist
Name in the byline position?
Standard or delayed news lead.
Does the research article explain the main findings of the study?
Does the lead or body copy state the stud
Lecture on Feature Articles
Lost in the Appalachian Trail with a broken leg, Will Henderson hoped someone would
find him soon. He looked at a picture of the three women in his life he hoped to see
again soon. That picture of his wife and two daughters kep
Use full name (Margaret E. Talbot) first time a source is
Use LAST NAME ONLY thereafter
Provide title - i.e. why this person is being quoted
Present news but with emotion
Helps to create a setting, ambiance
Lecture on Leads
or quick delayed lead
Can use a report or research to give the story
inflection, tone, short sentences
bob your head on occasion
use emphasis and pause to help reader differentiate
emotional appeal, realism, present tense
Inverted Pyramid News Story Workshop
Lead: Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on
Study found that chondroitin is no better than a placebo for
2nd paragraph explains the study. In order to see how great
Lecture on Research
isnt reliable unless you can duplicate it.
IMRAD: Intro, Method, Results, and Discussion
Unbiased, dont use think, dont say unfortunately
readable, easy to understand.
Where it was published
Crucial information goes higher up, then bac
Lecture on Impact
How many people will a story effect?
The more people affected, the more important the
Story about a citywide street improvement plan will affect
more people than story about a burglary
How well known are the people i
Lecture on What Journalism Is
We will be required to interview people that we do not know.
Topic/Issue that is newsworthy. Something that is not
Youll stick with the topic for all the assignments
Look at the news for whats hot or trending.
Lecture on Interviews
Before the Interview/Preparing
Select a Source
Choose those that are relevant to a central point to your
public officials, the do-ers (people in the field, experts
Lay people (person who has expe
Lecture on The Angle of News
Tail: information we can live without. Another finding but its
not as important a everything thats come before it.
Angle: way that you approach material
Who: no one really in study writings
Lead is only first paragraph
1 to 10
APRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE CRAFT OF JO URNALISM
Harrower, Tim. Inside Reporting:A Practical Guide To The Craft Of Journalism. Second.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. 28-29, 37-50, 53, 78-83, 106, 120-121, 126-127, 143, 158, 180-181, 197
Compare, contrast, and provide examples of the many dimensions of cultural variability and
cultural competences addressed in the readings. E.g.
a. Hofstede dimensions
b. Others including interdependence, activity orientation, time, face-savi
Journalism Writing 107
Syllabus Winter 2012
Dr. Cissy Ross
In this class, you will learn traditional journalism practices as well as those emerging
with new digital forms. Unlike traditional journalism school instruction, however, this
class also has a he
Study prompt winter 2013
Memo from your editor
Assignment: Write an article about a study or report
Write an article about some new research that would be of interest to the readers. You
will identify the publication of your choice, either in print or onl
What is a feature?
While one of the important purposes of journalism is to inform the citizenry in
a democracy, journalists must also tell a story and engage readers to confront
challenging ideas about our world.
The root o
Lecture on Sources
10 sources and up if you want an A
People to interview: Diana, Laura, Ernie, Jessica
Ms. Torres, Mr. Perla, Juan
The Nonna State by Allesandra Galloni
Older family members who are helping younger generations
make ends meet du