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  • 1. Extra credit?
    • Broadcast Pioneers event at Annenberg Hall.
    • What did you experience and what did you walk away with?
    • Papers due by next Tuesday.
  • 2. Extra credit opportunity:
    • “ The Internet and Civic Engagement ” event at the Liacouras Center tomorrow (3/25).
    • Todd Gitlin @ 1:00, panel discussion from 2 to 3.
    • Write a one page description of the event and what you got out of it. Due in hard copy by 4/1.
  • 3. Broadcast Journalism, Part II How do you know when it’s good?
  • 4. Identifying good journalism:
    • Size doesn’t matter.
    • Is the information accurate ?
    • Is the information balanced ?
    • Is the information fair ?
    • Is the journalist interpreting the story?
    • Where does the information come from? Is it original or re-packaged?
  • 5. That applies to all journalism, not just broadcast.
  • 6. Remember: just because it is on TV or in print doesn’t make it good .
  • 7. Remember: just because it is on TV or in print doesn’t make it good .
  • 8. Any dumbass can be on television.
  • 9. Any dumbass can be on television.
  • 10.
    • The National Enquirer is among largest circulation newspapers in the United States.
    • Does that make it good?
  • 11.  
  • 12. So how do you know if it is good or not?
  • 13. Accuracy, balance and fairness.
  • 14. Accuracy, balance and fairness. But those things are all subjective , aren’t they?
  • 15. The principles of journalism :
    • Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.
    • Our loyalty is to the citizens.
    • Journalism is a discipline of verification.
    • We must remain independent.
    • We must be an independent monitor of power.
  • 16. The principles , part II:
    • We provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.
    • We have a duty to make the significant interesting and relevant.
    • We must be comprehensive.
    • Journalists must have a conscience.
    • Citizens are a vital part of journalism.
  • 17. Birds? Is it good journalism?
  • 18. The Birds:
    • Is it true? Has it been verified?
    • Is it helping citizens? Are the citizens involved?
    • Is it independent? Are they monitoring power?
    • Is it comprehensive?
    • Are they creating a public forum?
    • Did they make the significant interesting?
    • Did they have a conscience?
  • 19. So, was it good journalism?
  • 20. Was the story …
    • Sensational?
    • Responsible?
    • Balanced?
    • Accurate?
    • Beneficial to society?
    • Newsworthy?
  • 21. Did the reporter interpret the story for you?
  • 22. Did we need to …
    • See the reporter making the phone call?
    • See the dark image where they said the guy was feeding the birds?
    • Hear the wife say she wasn’t going to participate?
    • See the bird poop on the news truck?
  • 23. Why did you laugh?
  • 24. You need to be good consumers of the news. Because that is what local news has devolved to: It makes you laugh .
  • 25. Things to think about:
    • Can news be amusing and relevant at the same time?
    • Do we need to see reporters in stories?
    • Why isn’t there more good news on television?
    • Why does the news (not just TV) focus on tragedy and conflict ?
  • 26. How would you classify this? Is online television the same as broadcast television?
  • 27. Was that entertainment or news? It was produced by an award winning producer at
  • 28. Is it any different from other media?
  • 29. Is it any different from other media?
  • 30. Is it any different from other media?
  • 31. Is it any different from other media?
  • 32. Is it any different from other media?
  • 33. The business of television is changing broadcast news. People are desperate for eyes.
  • 34. What’s next? Anything is possible.