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Presentation used in Campus Journalism Training -Workshop held at GJC in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija last July 16, 2012.

Presentation used in Campus Journalism Training -Workshop held at GJC in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija last July 16, 2012.

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  • 1. Mr. Antonio Delgado July 16, 2012GJC Audio-Visual Room
  • 2. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 NEWS is information about current events printed in newspapers or broadcast by the media. --Microsoft Encarta, 2009.
  • 3. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Recent information  Current events  Somebody or something interesting  Something previously unknown
  • 4. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Timeliness  Proximity or Nearness  Significance  Prominence  Oddity or Unusualness  Conflict  Progress
  • 5. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Classroom story  Enrolment story  Meeting story  Program/Party Story  Honor roll
  • 6. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Awards story  School Improvement story  Election story  School Organization/Club story  Out-of-School Activity
  • 7. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Accuracy  Brevity (briefness)  Clarity  Objectivity
  • 8. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  offices, departments, library  School calendar  Invitations and Memos  Different clubs and organizations  Sports teams  Students and teachers  Community
  • 9. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Straight news – consists of facts reported without elaboration  News feature – based on facts; writer may give his impressions, may describe and narrate without resorting to biased opinion
  • 10. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Most interesting or The Inverted most important Pyramid of news Least suggests that interesting news be told in or least order of most important interesting or important to least interesting or important
  • 11. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Inverted Pyramid of News
  • 12. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 I’LL TAKE THE LEAD!
  • 13. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  The 1st paragraph: Most important part of the article, summarizes the story  The Hook: Arouses the readers interest  Answers right away the most important questions: 5 W’s and 1 H
  • 14. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 There are two kinds of lead: the straight and novelty leads. Depending on the nature of the story and its driving news elements, a straight lead can focus on one or a few of the six question words.
  • 15. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?
  • 16. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Many students in GJC are getting bald early.  The GJC board had a meeting.  The meeting was held last night.  They ate chicharon during the meeting.  One of the causes of baldness might be the wearing of caps.  The board passed a resolution banning the wearing of hats in the school.  The board voted 9-1 in favor of the resolution.
  • 17. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Who? — The school board passed a resolution last night banning the wearing of caps in all school buildings. What? — Cap wearing was banned in all school buildings last night after the school board passed a new resolution.
  • 18. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Where? — In General de Jesus College last night, the school board passed a resolution to ban the wearing of caps in all school buildings. When? — Last night, the school board passed a resolution banning cap wearing in all school buildings.
  • 19. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 How? — By a 9-1 margin last night, the school board passed a resolution banning cap wearing inside the school premises. Why? — Citing a pattern of early-onset baldness in GJC students, the school board last night passed a resolution that restricts cap wearing in all school buildings.
  • 20. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Astonisher Lead Better attend your classes on November 5! Contrast Lead Twenty years ago, he was the school’s janitor. Now, he came back to become the college dean. Epigram Lead – verse, quotation Like father, like son…
  • 21. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Picture Lead – describes to create a mental picture of the subject. The new dean, although only in his 30s, is already silver-haired. Background Lead – describes the setting Decorated with buntings and multi- colored lights, the quadrangle became a grand setting for a barrio fiesta as GJC celebrated its…..
  • 22. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Parody Lead – a parody of a well-known song or poem Never say never… This must be far away from the mind of a 45-year old man who killed himself.. Punch Lead - short, forceful, explosive God is dead!
  • 23. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Quotation Lead ―Ignorance, not poverty, causes malnutrition.‖ Thus revealed former Isabela governor Grace Padaca to … Question Lead Who will be the next CSC governor? The answer will be known on…
  • 24. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Pack the most important info in one sentence  Start with the most important or unusual idea of the news event.  Go direct to the point
  • 25. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Rarely use the ―when‖ and ―where‖ leads  Use less than 30 words  Avoid starting with articles: a, an, the  Do not mention names in the lead unless the person is well-known
  • 26. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 WHAT A GREAT BODY!
  • 27. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  The details of the lead  Arranged from most important to the least important  One sentence, one paragraph  Sentences are generally less than 25 words  Include quotations from at least two different people
  • 28. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Make sure your facts are accurate  Keep your sentences short.  Use the SVO formula  Be specific.  Avoid long and complex words.  Write in the third person.  Use adjectives sparingly.  Do not editorialize.
  • 29. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  • 30. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  • 31. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 POINTERS: 5 W’s and 1 H  Quotations  Details  One paragraph, one sentence