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Reporting II class notes - identifying sources - 30 Sept

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Notes from J462 exploring student identified examples of public affairs and community stories; as well as sources for potential contacts and stories.

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Reporting II class notes - identifying sources - 30 Sept

  1. 1. Your examples of public affairs journalism Sources: Events and Contact lists, under-reported communities Damian Radcliffe @damianradcliffe 30th September 2015
  2. 2. Housekeeping • Work in on time – or it’s an automatic “F” • Use consistent format and font • For PPT and Word Naming convention NameTaskDate • Credit sources Link economy Assessment Plagiarism
  3. 3. Your case studies
  4. 4. Events and Sources
  5. 5. Some example subject areas • Government activities (federal, state, local) • Government officials (elected officials and others) • Government agencies • Politics • Police and crime • Criminal and civil court cases • Public safety issues • Public health reporting • Accidents • Community news • Schools and education • Usage of public data
  6. 6. Some traditional examples • Personal, corporate and Government blogs / news pages • Press Offices, press conferences and mailing lists • People you meet/talk to – your network • Public data portals • Other media e.g. newspapers, listings etc.
  7. 7. Some digital examples • Google Alerts • Twitter, Facebook, Craigslist et al • Instagram accounts and #tags • LinkedIn • SMS alerts and other notification tools
  8. 8. Task in groups build you own contacts and sources list…
  9. 9. Five groups of three people to cover: • Government activities (federal, state, local) • Government officials (elected officials and others) • Government agencies • Politics • Police and crime • Criminal and civil court cases • Public safety issues • Public health reporting • Accidents • Community news • Schools and education Usage of public data
  10. 10. Assignments
  11. 11. Task 1 • Interview one of your new classmates. • Write 800 words on what they did this summer. • Extra points for multi-media use to support your written text. • Submit by 23:59 4th October.
  12. 12. Task 2 • Complete the class information form and hand in to me. PLUS • Groups submit your event/contact lists. • Any other outstanding work to be sent in by 23:59 tonight.
  13. 13. Questions? Problems? damianr@uoregon.edu Or visit me in 201 Allen Hall

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