Thursday, November 1, 2007

What Will Web 2.0 do to journalism?

A few questions posted to some pretty important folks:

A High School Video: Join the Newspaper

This isn't the greatest video ever, but there are a few techniques done well. I figure you might want to see what other high school kids are doing.

Very good TV journalism video

Watch this one!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

News Huddle Assignment

This week we are discussing the topic of news: What is news? What makes up the news?

In our lectures and classroom discussion, we are answering what news is and how to determine judgement of news for a broadcast or publication.


In your blog, create two different postings (Story idea #1 and Story idea #2). Each post should contain different information. Fill out as detailed as possible.

Here is the format for each post. Feel free to copy it and paste it in your blog to fill in the blanks:
News story idea form

1) Slug:

2) Section of newspaper story would appear (no Op-Ed):


3) What are the most dominant news elements in the story? Explain in-depth:

_________________________ Why?
News element#1

_________________________ Why?
News element#2

_________________________ Why?
News element#3

4) In a few sentences, describe what the story will be about:

5) Specifically, who will you interview or contact? Why those people?

_________________________ Why?

_________________________ Why?

_________________________ Why?

6) What information do you need to gather before you begin interviews?

7) What questions do you definitely need answered in your interviews? Why?

8) What photo opportunities are available to go alongside this story (give names, places, times, etc.)?

9) Who should a photographer contact to set up photographs?

10) What concerns or problems do you foresee in getting this story together?

11) Other information?

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Assignment #2

After listening to group speeches on Monday, September 10, please take a survey regarding those speeches.

Think hard and answer honestly. This is your homework assignment.

CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Journalism assignment #1

Create a blog using Blogger.

Post your URL of your blog as a comment to this posting.