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Journalism

Inside Reporting chapter 4

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News stories come from? events that are scheduled and predictable, scheduled and unpredictable, noteworthy events or topics, ideas maed by readers, editors or reporters.
sources provide...? the raw material that reporters turn into stories. No sources= no news.
Every reporter must learn how to: select sources for relevance, check sources for accuracy, balane sources for fairness, and cultivate sources for tips and future story ideas.
The more the sources..? .. the better the depth , context and reliability of your reporting will be.
Main type of sources are...? .. newsmakers, spokespeople, experts, official records, reference material, and ordinary people.
what does it mean to attribute a source? To recognize where it came from, who or what said. Labeling.
what does it mean to have an anonymous source? A source that doesn't reveal its identity. Someone or something without the publicity.
The web can be a ultimate resource tool if..? used in the correct, responsible way.
Internet tips (Webliography) Research & reference suggestions, useful search engines and Jornalism tips & tools.
The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not Plagiarize
Ways to avoid Plagiarism: quote and credit the source, paraphrase while still crediting the source, and rework and reword the idea until it's more yours than theirs.
Internet search tips from the pros: use directories and search engines, bookmark fav websites (get familiar), keep keywords specific, study sites syntax, watch spelling, study websites URL for professionalism.
Websites Reliability: Authority, accuracy, objectivity and timeliness.
Beyond the basics: E-mail, Newsgroup, Blogs.
Observation: The ability to observe events accurately & record details faithfully is the secret behind great reporting. Sight, sound, action and emotion.
Notebooks..? .. are the best way to record facts and quotes.
ways to record notes: notebooks, tape recording, and typing.
Types of interviews: Long & formal, quick phoner, walkwaround, on-the-fly chat, or backgrounder.
Quotations: make stories more believable and appealing
How to use quotes: Direct quotes, Partial quotes, paraphrasing, and dialogues.
attributions: collect fatcs, opinions, and quotes from the bgest possible sources. then attribute them.
newstories..? .. are almost written in past tense, present tense is okay for reviews, feature stories and broadcast newswriting.
figures: help make the story more relevant and readable.
Inportant: calculating percentages, figuring the mean and the median, and working with polls and surveys.
Charts and graphs include..? .. pie charts, line charts, bar charts, and fast facts.
3 goals of diversity: diversity in: sources, topics you cover, and in the newsroom.
to maintain diversity: monitor work patterns, expand your horizons, and comfort zone, honor the everyday not just the exceptional, avoid portraying minorities as monolithic blocks or stereotypes, and above all, do good journalism.
Created by: jessica111