Week 1 – Monday, September 14

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Introduction to Print Journalism

Week 1 Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Review Course Outline
  3. What is Journalism?
  4. What is news?
  5. What are news values?
  6. How do you find news?
  7. Inverted pyramid
  8. Leads
  9. Quotations

 

1. Introductions: Students to pair up and interview their partners to get the following information: Name, home town, background (education, hobbies), why journalism? Also, if you were going to write a profile of this person, what aspect of their life would you focus on? Include one quotation from your partner…

 

2. Review Course Outline

 

BREAK (10 minutes)

 

3. Discussion: What is Journalism?

In-class exercise: Read “What is journalism?”  and decide what for you are the essential ingredients of journalism. Be prepared to present and defend your answer.

 

4. What is news?

5. What are news values?

The first list of news values was developed by Galtung, J. & Ruge, M. Holmboe (1965), and published in their article  The Structure of Foreign News. The Presentation of the Congo, Cuba and Cyprus Crises in Four Norwegian Newspapers, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 2, pp. 64-91.

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Source: https://www.galtung-institut.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Galtung-and-Ruge.png

Assignment #1 – due by 4:15 today

Find a story and write a lead

Reading assignments for next week:

Canadian Association of Journalists. June 2012. What is Journalism?: A Report of the Ethics Advisory Committee. (PDF available in Resources)

Click here for CAJ Report What is Journalism?

Click here for discussion What is Journaliam?

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Who are journalists?

News: What is it?

Do journalists have “A duty of care”? Watch Peter Diamandis: Abundance http://go.ted.com/b64J

Where is it?

How do you find it?

How do you write it up? Formats?

What does on in the newsroom of a daily newspaper?

What are the responsibilities of news reporters?

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9. Quotations – see Canadian Press Stylebook, p. 16 -19

10. Interviewing – see Canadian Press Stylebook, p. 85-90 and p. 33

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Lab: Leads, inverted pyramid, story structure, quotations

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