Extra credit? <ul><li>Broadcast Pioneers  event at Annenberg Hall. </li></ul><ul><li>What did you experience and what did ...
Extra credit opportunity: <ul><li>“ The Internet and Civic Engagement ” event at the Liacouras Center tomorrow (3/25). </l...
Broadcast Journalism,  Part II How do you know when it’s good?
Identifying good journalism: <ul><li>Size  doesn’t matter.  </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information  accurate ? </li></ul><ul...
That applies to all journalism, not just broadcast.
Remember: just because it is on TV or in print doesn’t make it good .
Remember: just because it is on TV or in print doesn’t make it good .
Any  dumbass  can be on television.
Any  dumbass  can be on television.
<ul><li>The National Enquirer is among largest circulation newspapers in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Does that ma...
 
So how do you know if it is good or not?
Accuracy, balance and fairness.
Accuracy, balance and fairness. But those things are all  subjective , aren’t they?
The  principles of journalism : <ul><li>Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth. </li></ul><ul><li>Our loyalty is to...
The  principles , part II: <ul><li>We provide a forum for public criticism and compromise. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a dut...
Birds? Is it good journalism?
The Birds: <ul><li>Is it true? Has it been verified? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it helping citizens? Are the citizens involved? ...
So, was it good journalism?
Was the story … <ul><li>Sensational?  </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible? </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced? </li></ul><ul><li>Accurat...
Did the reporter interpret the story for you?
Did we need to … <ul><li>See the reporter making the phone call? </li></ul><ul><li>See the dark image where they said the ...
Why did you laugh?
You need to be good consumers of the news. Because that is what local news has devolved to:  It makes you laugh .
Things to think about: <ul><li>Can news be amusing and relevant at the same time? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to see repo...
How would you classify this? Is online television the same as broadcast television? http://www.philly.com/philly/travel/sh...
Was that  entertainment or news? It was produced by an award winning producer at philly.com.
Is it any different from other media?
Is it any different from other media?
Is it any different from other media?
Is it any different from other media?
Is it any different from other media?
The business of television is changing broadcast news. People are desperate for eyes.
What’s next? Anything  is possible. http://twoguysonbeer.com/
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Class18 Broadcast Part Ii

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

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