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  1. 1. Introduction to Journalism
  2. 2. Early Journalism <ul><li>Before1900-the principle was that “where there is a student body there is a need for a news organ” </li></ul><ul><li>School publication was just a dotted account with little significance other than the birth of the school publication. </li></ul><ul><li>1920-literary essay had given way to the feature story. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1920 P oetry abdicated its position to the columns, news story suggested interpretation, and editorial entered the paper.
  4. 4. Four Distinct Types of Publication <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>The annual-now called yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook </li></ul>
  5. 5. Definition of Journalism <ul><li>“ literature in a hurry” –Jose A. Quirino </li></ul><ul><li>“ Something that embraces all forms in which and through which the news and comments on the news reach the public. All that happens in the world, if such happenings hold interest for the public, and all the thought, actions, and ideas which these happenings stimulate become the materials for the journalist.”-F. Fraser Bond </li></ul>
  6. 6. Functions of Journalism <ul><li>1. Inform the public through the news coverage </li></ul><ul><li>2.Influence and mold the public opinion </li></ul><ul><li>3. Amuse or entertain the public </li></ul><ul><li>4. Serve and promote community welfare as a whole </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scope of Journalism <ul><li>Journalism covers three channels or Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-visual </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul>
  8. 8. Qualities of a Good Journalist <ul><li>1. Resourcefulness - a good journalist is supposed to be resourceful in order to gain access credible sources of information and to gain success to all important event. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Critical - in order to separate truth from propaganda and dogmas that may distort truth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Qualities of a Good Journalist <ul><li>3. Objective - a journalist is supposed to put aside personal biases and should not let his emotions cloud his judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Conscientious - a journalist is not supposed to use his influence in order to meet personal objectives and should be well aware of the consequences that may result from his actions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>If you want to succeed you’ll definitely need to be headstrong. Always think “ What do I need to do to achieve my goals?” </li></ul>