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  • Plan for today.\n6:00-6:15\n*Today’s Agenda\n*Talk about assignments for next week\n*Intro Joe \n6:15-7:15 Joe McDonagh\n7:15-7:30 Break\n7;30-8:15 Team Meetings\n8:15-9:15 Ethics\n9:15-9:45 Flickr Story Review\n9:45-9:50 Feedback Cards\n
  • Marjoe media critique next week. Think about structure, all the ethical stuff we talk about this week, look for the editorial zoom\n\n5 best clips should be under 3 mins\n\nReporting update can be shorter this time. \n
  • What editing software are you planning to use?\nDo you have it?\nWhat technology concerns do you have?\nEditing Workshop reminder\n\n\n
  • Targeting your target Audience\nCondensing sensitive/controversial topics for mass consumption\nWhat works in video communication and what doesn’t\nGates’ general strategy for getting message out. Changed? How is it difft then other NP’s strategies.\nHow impt is it in the overall mission? How much $ do you spend? What kind of jobs? \nDiff between this and journalism. How do you work with j’s/outside content creators\nAny time you got something wrong or someone got mad at you. Lessons learned\n\n\n\n
  • Joy: 6:15-7pm\nwe introduce how & why we know her; how we met her - the week we spent, why - response we got from the video\nshe introduces herself and talks a bit - and give us an update of how your life has changed since a year ago.\n\nthen Q&A with the class\n\nOur students are all working on character-driven stories; some about pretty personal topics. they’ve heard a lot from us, from the journo perspective - but we want to give the chance to hear from the other side of the story.\n\nWas this the first time you ever had a story told about you like this? What was your first thought when you were asked to participate? Why did you say yes? What were you expecting? How was the actual experience different (if at all)? What was your favorite part of the process, what was your least favorite part? Did anything in your life change as a result? Did you expect that it would? What did you think of the final product? Have your feelings about it changed since the first time you saw it?  Were you surprised by any of what we chose to put in the movie? Did you remember saying everything you said? Did you like/dislike the way you were portrayed -- did you feel it was fair? Accurate? How would you have made the movie differently if you were making it yourself?  Has this changed the way you watch media?\n\nWhat do you think about the way homelessness is typically treated in the media? Did this seem like a different type of story?\n\nDo you have any questions for us that you never got to ask?\n\nHow are Keiosha and Deiosha? What was the experience like for them? Deiosha seemed really interested in the production side--has anything come out of that?\n\nPhoto business? Interesting thing that didn’t make it into the story--what is it, and what’s the status?\n\n
  • 7-730\n\nMissing project proposals from:\nMichael, Morgan, Jason and Annette\n\n\nGet together in groups and give story advice\n\n\n
  • 8:15-8:25\nBreak into groups of two\nPick one of these \nIdentify the top three issues that stood out to you or you want to discuss more.\n\n8:25-8:45\nEach group shares\n
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  • 7:15-7:45\n\n*What stood out - what did you have questions about - what seems obvious?\n*All pretty vague: no rules - just guidelines.\n*But NOT everything is grey.  Some things we never do.\n*Verification * Question Sources’ Motives * Be Open-Minded\n*Attention to children, grievers * Private vs. Public People\n*Conflict of Interest * Gifts * Secondary employment\n*Invite dialogue * Correct Mistakes\n\n--sfx/audio: divide between Australia & US\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • 7:15-7:45 \nTalk through Code (what most outlets use or build from--you are expected to know this code and conduct yourself according to it in class)\n*What isn’t there (transparency/self-criticism/community involvement or interaction)\n*What do we mean by “Transparency?”\n--reveal bias/funding/pre-conceived opinions (use Sex in City of Joy example/Daysha example)\n*What do we mean by “Self-Criticism?”\n--if you’re unsure ask/discuss it/reveal it (Grant Fuller and the UN/Lamyaa)\n*Can you imagine ethical dilemmas you might face in your reporting?/Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your own life and how did you deal with them?\nYOUR SOURCES WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE UNHAPPY WITH YOU AT THE END OF A STORY (THAT MEANS YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB WELL--BUT IT ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR STUFF).\nAs a freelancer you are responsible for your own credibility and brand (and probably won’t be saturated in a newsroom culture)\n
  • How did Malcolm make you think about this differently?\n\nAudio and video is different standard than print.\n\nNPPA Code #5:While photographing subjects do not intentionally contribute to, alter, or seek to alter or influence events.\n
  • Til 9:20 \nElicit: What does attribution mean?\n\nTwo things: Giving people credit for their work\nPhotographers, Stringers (but not editors or sources)\n\nSaying where your information comes from.\n
  • 6:30 - 7:00\nWhy?: Driving narratives with visuals\nUnderstading the basics of structure w/ visuals\nGreat prep for B-Roll Groupings -- Telling small stories inside bigger stories. Doing something in everyday life (we’ll come back to this with Refugees) \nBrainstorm a few ways you might do that with your story. Frisbee throw and catch or Frisbee guy going to the field on the bus. \n\nReview each persons story. Have them explain it afterward.\n\n\n
  • 5 mins - 9:45-9:50\n
  • Ask Class -- Can you think of examples of Addtnl media in Barzan\nCite examples of each in Barzan:\n\nFamily Pics (don’t be afraid to take video/pictures of photos\nArchived: Iraq, Pakistan, 9/11 Sound\nCC Photo of sillohette guy\nNew reports from Youtube\nFootage of Iran Iraq War\nCourt documents shot through camera\n\n\n
  • Ask Class -- Can you think of examples of Addtnl media in Barzan\nCite examples of each in Barzan:\n\nFamily Pics (don’t be afraid to take video/pictures of photos\nArchived: Iraq, Pakistan, 9/11 Sound\nCC Photo of sillohette guy\nNew reports from Youtube\nFootage of Iran Iraq War\nCourt documents shot through camera\n\n\n
  • Ask Class -- Can you think of examples of Addtnl media in Barzan\nCite examples of each in Barzan:\n\nFamily Pics (don’t be afraid to take video/pictures of photos\nArchived: Iraq, Pakistan, 9/11 Sound\nCC Photo of sillohette guy\nNew reports from Youtube\nFootage of Iran Iraq War\nCourt documents shot through camera\n\n\n
  • Ask Class -- Can you think of examples of Addtnl media in Barzan\nCite examples of each in Barzan:\n\nFamily Pics (don’t be afraid to take video/pictures of photos\nArchived: Iraq, Pakistan, 9/11 Sound\nCC Photo of sillohette guy\nNew reports from Youtube\nFootage of Iran Iraq War\nCourt documents shot through camera\n\n\n
  • Ask Class -- Can you think of examples of Addtnl media in Barzan\nCite examples of each in Barzan:\n\nFamily Pics (don’t be afraid to take video/pictures of photos\nArchived: Iraq, Pakistan, 9/11 Sound\nCC Photo of sillohette guy\nNew reports from Youtube\nFootage of Iran Iraq War\nCourt documents shot through camera\n\n\n
  • Ask Class -- Can you think of examples of Addtnl media in Barzan\nCite examples of each in Barzan:\n\nFamily Pics (don’t be afraid to take video/pictures of photos\nArchived: Iraq, Pakistan, 9/11 Sound\nCC Photo of sillohette guy\nNew reports from Youtube\nFootage of Iran Iraq War\nCourt documents shot through camera\n\n\n
  • Check out fair use guidelines\n\n\n
  • Check out fair use guidelines\n\n\n
  • Check out fair use guidelines\n\n\n
  • Check out fair use guidelines\n\n\n
  • Check out fair use guidelines\n\n\n
  • Check out fair use guidelines\n\n\n
  • People and Story Lecture 5: Ethics

    1. 1. PEOPLE AND STORYMCDM Program - Fall 2012 - COM 583
    2. 2. ASSIGNMENTS★Readings - Linked from Syllabus ★Tierno: Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters pp1-24 ★Watch Marjoe (1972)★Thursday, November 1st at 12 noon: ★5 best clips - quotes or b-roll, uploaded to vimeo ★Reporting Update #2
    3. 3. TECHNOLOGY & EDITING!• What editing software are you going to use?• Where are you going to access it?• Do you need help?• Other technology concerns?
    4. 4. JOE MCDONAGH Gates FoundationDeputy Director of Content Creation on the Global Brand & Innovation
    5. 5. TEAM MEETINGS Sarah: Alex:• Annette • John• Shanna • Morgan• Heather • Jason• Rodika • Michael
    6. 6. ETHICS• SPJ and NPPA Codes• Mike Daisey• Kalow: Visual Storytelling• Malcolm: The Journalist and the Murderer
    7. 7. DO I NEED PERMISSION?• Identify yourself as Journalist• Off the Record/On the Record• Photos: public places are fair game, private requires consent• Audio: Never record secretly, get consent on recording• Video: get consent on recording, release forms
    8. 8. SPJ CODE OF ETHICS• Seek Truth and Report It• Minimize Harm• Act Independently• Be Accountable
    9. 9. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS
    10. 10. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code
    11. 11. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code• Transparency and Self-Criticism
    12. 12. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code• Transparency and Self-Criticism• Fails
    13. 13. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code• Transparency and Self-Criticism• Fails -Making stuff up (like Mike Daisey)
    14. 14. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code• Transparency and Self-Criticism• Fails -Making stuff up (like Mike Daisey) -Misrepresenting yourself (like James O’Keefe)
    15. 15. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code• Transparency and Self-Criticism• Fails -Making stuff up (like Mike Daisey) -Misrepresenting yourself (like James O’Keefe) -Paying sources/getting paid (like Errol Morris)
    16. 16. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS• SPJ Code• Transparency and Self-Criticism• Fails -Making stuff up (like Mike Daisey) -Misrepresenting yourself (like James O’Keefe) -Paying sources/getting paid (like Errol Morris) -Manipulating Footage
    17. 17. MANIPULATING FOOTAGE?• A quote is a quote?• Cutting down clips for brevity/clarity• Stay true to the intention• Influencing events
    18. 18. ATTRIBUTION• Licensing: Respect other people’s work• Creative Commons, Attribution, Non- Commercial, etc.• Attribute your information (especially if you can’t guarantee it)
    19. 19. 5-PHOTO FLICKR STORIES
    20. 20. FEEDBACK CARDS★What’s been best so far?★What do you feeling anxious about?★What are you most excited about?
    21. 21. ADDITIONAL MEDIA
    22. 22. ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Family Pictures
    23. 23. ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Family Pictures★Other Photos from Creative Commons
    24. 24. ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Family Pictures★Other Photos from Creative Commons★Contextual News Reports
    25. 25. ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Family Pictures★Other Photos from Creative Commons★Contextual News Reports★Historical/Archived Material
    26. 26. ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Family Pictures★Other Photos from Creative Commons★Contextual News Reports★Historical/Archived Material★Documents
    27. 27. ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Family Pictures★Other Photos from Creative Commons★Contextual News Reports★Historical/Archived Material★Documents★Animation/Art
    28. 28. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA
    29. 29. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Archive.org
    30. 30. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Archive.org★Creative Commons
    31. 31. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Archive.org★Creative Commons★Youtube (w/License)
    32. 32. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Archive.org★Creative Commons★Youtube (w/License)★Getty and other stock footage companies
    33. 33. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Archive.org★Creative Commons★Youtube (w/License)★Getty and other stock footage companies★Federal Government
    34. 34. SOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA★Archive.org★Creative Commons★Youtube (w/License)★Getty and other stock footage companies★Federal Government★Fair Use

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