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Seminar-Workshop on the Parish Newsletter
Bahay Pari Conference Room
San Carlos Seminary
13 August 2011

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  1. 1. 13 August 2011 San Carlos Seminary, EDSA, Makati City JESSELYNN GARCIA DE LA CRUZ
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Truly, there is no area of human experience, especially given the vast phenomenon of globalization, in which the media have not become an integral part of interpersonal relations and of social, economic, political and religious development.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service. Searching for the Truth in order to Share it with Others.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Message for 40 th World Communications Day 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>* MUST HAVE </li></ul><ul><li>because it is </li></ul><ul><li>IMPORTANT </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>* SHOULD HAVE </li></ul><ul><li>because it is </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATIONAL </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>* LIKE TO HAVE </li></ul><ul><li>because it is </li></ul><ul><li>ENTERTAINING </li></ul><ul><li>& FUN </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire </li></ul><ul><li>– things you ought to give </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><li>– things he ought to know </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire </li></ul><ul><li>– things you ought to give </li></ul><ul><li>Entertain </li></ul><ul><li>– things that attract / hold interest </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>IMPACT </li></ul><ul><li>PROMINENCE </li></ul><ul><li>UNUSUAL/EXCEPTIONAL </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>TIMELINESS </li></ul><ul><li>PROXIMITY </li></ul><ul><li>CONFLICT </li></ul><ul><li>SEX </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>PROGRESS </li></ul><ul><li>HUMAN INTEREST </li></ul><ul><li>BABIES, BEAUTIES, BEASTS </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>Prominence </li></ul><ul><li>Impact/ </li></ul><ul><li>Consequence </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul><ul><li>Oddity </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Human Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Babies, </li></ul><ul><li> Beauties, </li></ul><ul><li> Beasts </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>– the person in the news </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>– the event / happening </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>– the time </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>WHERE </li></ul><ul><li>– the place / venue </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>– the reason / cause </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>– the circumstances </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>(What you need to look out for) </li></ul><ul><li>WHO makes news </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT makes news </li></ul><ul><li>WHY is this news </li></ul>
  17. 22. <ul><li>(What you need to do) </li></ul><ul><li>HOW do I makes this </li></ul><ul><li> news (story) </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN is this news story </li></ul><ul><li>needed </li></ul><ul><li>DEADLINE </li></ul>
  18. 24. <ul><li>Find Your Focus </li></ul><ul><li>What is this </li></ul><ul><li>story about? </li></ul>
  19. 25. <ul><li>News is often about </li></ul><ul><li>PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT HAPPENS </li></ul><ul><li>to people. </li></ul>
  20. 26. <ul><li>Focus on the </li></ul><ul><li>PERSON </li></ul><ul><li>Who said/did what </li></ul>
  21. 27. <ul><li>PERSON </li></ul><ul><li>NAME if prominent </li></ul><ul><li>IDENTIFYING LABEL </li></ul>
  22. 28. <ul><li>Focus on the </li></ul><ul><li>EVENT </li></ul><ul><li>What happened </li></ul>
  23. 29. <ul><li>STORY </li></ul><ul><li>STRUCTURE </li></ul><ul><li>THE HARD NEWS FORMULA </li></ul>
  24. 30. <ul><li>W HAT is the story? </li></ul><ul><li>  H OW did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>A MPLIFICATION . Tell the story again, add points. </li></ul><ul><li>T IE up any loose ends. </li></ul>
  25. 31. <ul><li>W HAT is the story? </li></ul><ul><li>  H OW did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>A MPLIFICATION . Tell the story again, add points. </li></ul><ul><li>T IE up any loose ends. </li></ul>
  26. 32. <ul><li>WHAT is the story? </li></ul><ul><li>  HOW did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>AMPLIFICATION . </li></ul><ul><li>Tell story again, </li></ul><ul><li>add points. </li></ul><ul><li>TIE up any </li></ul><ul><li>loose ends. </li></ul>
  27. 33. <ul><li>LEAD </li></ul><ul><li>WHO : St. John Bosco Youth Organization </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT : Youth Rally / Motorcade / Vigil </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN : July 31, 2011 (Feast of St. John Bosco) </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE: Rally – church courtyard; Motorcade – church then around parish passing through various streets; Vigil – Don Bosco Makati covered court </li></ul><ul><li>WHY : Celebration of the Feast of the St. John Bosco; Send-off for parish youth delegates to World Youth Day in Spain; Rally for Life / Awareness Raising on RH Bill Issue </li></ul><ul><li>HOW : Program schedule </li></ul>
  28. 34. <ul><li>SUMMARY LEAD </li></ul><ul><li>Simple 5W-H </li></ul><ul><li>The St. John Bosco Parish Youth Organization held a Youth Rally Motorcade-Vigil last July 31 to celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, as a send-off ceremony for the parish youth delegates to the World Day of Youth in Spain and for awareness of the RH bill and pro-life issues. </li></ul><ul><li> The St. John Bosco Parish Youth Organization celebrated the feast of St. John Bosco with a Youth Rally-Motorcade-Vigil last July 31. </li></ul>
  29. 35. <ul><li>QUESTION </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD </li></ul>
  30. 36. <ul><li>QUOTATION </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD </li></ul>
  31. 37. <ul><li>ATMOSPHERE </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD </li></ul>
  32. 38. <ul><li>CONTRAST </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD </li></ul>
  33. 39. <ul><li>SHOCK </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD </li></ul>
  34. 40. <ul><li>WHAT is the story? </li></ul><ul><li>  HOW did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>AMPLIFICATION . </li></ul><ul><li>Tell story again, </li></ul><ul><li>add points. </li></ul><ul><li>TIE up any </li></ul><ul><li>loose ends. </li></ul>
  35. 42. <ul><li>Today, communication seems increasingly to claim not simply to represent reality, but to determine it, owing to the power and the force of suggestion that it possesses. It is clear, for example, that in certain situations the media are used not for the proper purpose of disseminating information, but to “create” events. </li></ul>
  36. 43. <ul><li>To be responsible – </li></ul><ul><li>to be the protagonist of truth and promoter of the peace that ensues. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Message for 40 th World Communications Day 2006 </li></ul>
  37. 45. <ul><li>To inform the consciences of individuals and help shape their thinking is never a neutral task. Authentic communication demands principled courage and resolve . It requires a determination of those working in the media not to wilt under the weight of so much information nor even to be content with partial or provisional truths . </li></ul>
  38. 46. <ul><li>Instead it necessitates both seeking and transmitting what is the ultimate foundation and meaning of human, personal and social existence (cf. Fides et Ratio , 5). In this way the media can contribute constructively to the propagation of all that is good and true . </li></ul>
  39. 47. Search for the NEW in the old. Search for the LASTING in the fleeting.
  40. 48. Search for SIGNIFICANCE in the trivial. Search for RELEVANCE in the regular.
  41. 49. Search for TRUTH . “ Contribute to making known the truth about humanity, and defending it against those who tend to deny or destroy it… seeking and presenting the truth about humanity constitutes the highest vocation of social communication.” -- Pope Benedict XVI
  42. 50. <ul><li>Accurate reporting of events, full explanation of matters of public concern, and fair representation of diverse points of view must, then, always be fostered. The need to uphold and support marriage and family life is of particular importance, precisely because it pertains to the foundation of every culture and society (cf. Apostolicam Actuositatem , 11). </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Message for 40 th World Communications Day 2006 </li></ul>POPE BENEDICT XVI
  43. 51. Thank You!

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