What do journalists do?
- Trusted Friend
- Dangerous Enemy
All news stories have common characteristics:
- Important or Significant
- Human Interest
- Time & Proximity – all stories need to consider this
Types of Stories
- Breaking News
- Planned Event Reporting
- Enterprise Reporting
- Investigative Reporting
- Special Segment Reporting
- Longer form, more descriptive
- NPR, PRI, U-92, MSN Sports Radio
- Shorter forms, video key element, concise info
- ABC, CBS, NBC, WVU News, KDKA, WBOY
- Block style, more visual, mid-length with links
- Yahoo, Google, kdka.com, ew.com, espn.go.com
Your Role in News Media
- You are reporting these stories to the public through audio and visual mediums
- You need to know how to find stories, interview subjects, write compelling & complete copy
- Your challenge – to find and deliver according to changing mediums & technology
- ABOVE ALL … YOU MUST TELL A STORY!
Your Assignment – For Thursday
Prepare questions to ask our guest speaker Mo Mozuch. Learn all you can and challenge yourself
Your assignment for Tuesday
Under each type of delivery system find an news piece that reflect each of the types of stories and then talk about the characteristics of that story. This is when expanding you media diet is critical. What did you think about the story?
Radio – NPR Morning Edition
Story $50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don’t Think College Was Worth It
Type Special Segment Reporting
Characteristic(s) – Time, Importance,
I think that this story showed . . . I would have added . . . I would have liked to know . . . I would have changed . . . .