News writing bcis campus journalism training-workshop 2012

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News writing bcis campus journalism training-workshop 2012

  1. 1. Mr. Antonio DelgadoCampus Journalism Training-Workshop July 11, 2012 Blessed Children Integrated School
  2. 2. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Must have a nose for news  Must be able to tell the truth  Must not be afraid of people  Must be knowledgeable in style  Must be able to finish articles on time
  3. 3. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Reporting news for media  Gathering news  Journalism as practiced in schools is known as campus journalism.
  4. 4. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 NEWS is information about current events printed in newspapers or broadcast by the media. --Microsoft Encarta, 2009.
  5. 5. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Recent information  Current events  Somebody or something interesting  Something previously unknown
  6. 6. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Timeliness  Proximity or Nearness  Significance  Prominence  Oddity or Unusualness  Conflict  Progress
  7. 7. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Classroom story  Enrolment story  Meeting story  Program/Party Story  Honor roll
  8. 8. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Awards story  School Improvement story  Election story  School Organization/Club story  Out-of-School Activity
  9. 9. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Accuracy  Brevity (briefness)  Clarity  Objectivity
  10. 10. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  offices, departments, library  School calendar  Invitations and Memos  Different clubs and organizations  Sports teams  Students and teachers  Community
  11. 11. News WritingJuly 11, 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
  12. 12. News WritingJuly 11, 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
  13. 13. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Inverted Pyramid of News
  14. 14. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 I’LL TAKE THE LEAD!
  15. 15. News WritingJuly 11, 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
  16. 16. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Who?  What?  Where?  When?  Why?  How?
  17. 17. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Depending on the nature of the story and its driving news elements, a lead can focus on one or a few of the six question words.
  18. 18. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Many students in BCIS are getting bald early.  The BCIS 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.
  19. 19. News WritingJuly 11, 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.
  20. 20. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Where? — In Blessed Children Integrated School 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.
  21. 21. News WritingJuly 11, 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 BCIS students, the school board last night passed a resolution that restricts cap wearing in all school buildings.
  22. 22. News WritingJuly 11, 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…
  23. 23. News WritingJuly 11, 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…..
  24. 24. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Parody Lead – a parody of a well-known song or poem Tell me not in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream.. This must be the desperate conclusion of a 45-year old man who killed himself.. Punch Lead - short, forceful, explosive God is dead!
  25. 25. News WritingJuly 11, 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 Ms. Intramurals? The answer will be known on…
  26. 26. News WritingJuly 11, 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
  27. 27. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Rarely use the ―when‖ and ―where‖ leads  Use less than 30 words  Don’t start with articles: a, an, the  Do not mention names in the lead unless the person is well-known
  28. 28. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 WHAT A GREAT BODY!
  29. 29. News WritingJuly 11, 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
  30. 30. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Make sure your facts are accurate  Keep your sentences short.  Avoid long and complex words.  Be specific.  Use adjectives sparingly.  Do not editorialize.  Write in the third person.
  31. 31. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  32. 32. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  33. 33. News WritingJuly 11, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 POINTERS:  5 W’s and 1 H  Quotations  Details  One paragraph, one sentence

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