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?

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