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How isnewsmade chapters 3

  1. 1. How News Is Made Principles of News JOUR 2300 Professor Neil Foote Mayborn School of Journalism
  2. 2. 2 Group Assignments • Each group leader is responsible for: 1. Leading his/her group in a 20 – 30 minute discussion during class time to respond to the assigned questions based on the readings 2. Be ready – upon request – to personally respond or have a team member respond to key questions about the readings, e.g. offering a summary of an article, highlighting major themes or findings or identifying the most significant sources or people featured in story 3. Report attendance of group to the Graduate Assistant
  3. 3. 3 Chapter 3 – How News is Made • Distinctions among news, information and journalism • Criteria of newsworthiness • The news-making process • Beats • Enterprise stories • Pseudo events • News as a construction • Commodification of news
  4. 4. 4 Newsworthiness Timeliness Proximity Unique Human Interest Impact Helpfulness Celebrities Entertainment Dramatic
  5. 5. 5 Where does news come from? • Spontaneous • Random • Extraordinary • Planned/staged: Press releases, press conferences • Beats • Enterprise/investigative
  6. 6. News v. information? • News • Reported: interviews with knowledgeable sources • Requires judgment • Verified • Transparent • Organized • Answers the questions: who? What? Where? Why? When? • Information • Anyone can share information • It’s everywhere – become a commodity • Not always fact- based
  7. 7. 7 What’s news? • Rescued Subway Kitties, Arthur and August, Getting "Much-Needed TLC": ACC • Service was suspended for about an hour on the B and Q lines when the kittens ran on the tracks last week • http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Kittens- Subway-Tracks-Brooklyn-MTA-Delays-Shut- Down--221662261.html
  8. 8. 8 Let’s discuss… • Do readers and viewers understand the difference between information? News? Journalism? • Examples????
  9. 9. 9 News or Not News? • Plaza Towers Mother Supports New Push to Build Storm Shelters in Schools • http://www.newson6.com/story/23282949/plaza- towers-mother-supports-new-push-to-build-storm- shelters-in-schools • Glacier National Park Seeks Advice • http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/23343085/glacier -national-park-seeking-advice • Many turn out for Red Top parade • http://www.live5news.com/story/23315634/red-top-to- host-labor-day-parade
  10. 10. 10 News or Not News? • Music Matters at Local School • http://www.localnews8.com/news/music-matters-at- local-school/-/308662/21768478/-/o6e5iq/-/index.html • Dog mauls Stubbs, honorary cat mayor in Alaska • http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/05/dog-mauls- stubbs-honorary-cat-mayor-in- alaska/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&ut m_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Inter nal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29 • ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 17 Cast Revealed • http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/ hollywood_wrap&id=9235773
  11. 11. 11 Let’s discuss… • Are certain types of media better at conveying stories with certain types of news values? • Examples????

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