What is news?
news judgment exercises
the elements of news (ppt)
the "who cares?" method of news judgment (ppt)
arranging information in news stories - exercise
The Rights and Responsibilities of the Media
Functions of the media and principles journalists must follow (ppt)
Sensitive News Stories Make for Some Difficult Journalism
Hazelwood and limits on scholastic journalism (ppt)
Unit Test - terms to be familiar with: you should be able to define and explain all of the items on this list.
Writing News Stories
- writing news stories - transitions (ppt)
- writing news stories - sexist language, cliches, wordiness (ppt)
- writing news stories - conciseness, remaining objective (ppt)