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public journalism
newspaper takes active role in area on an issue-try to make readers care
Hard news
stories of a timely nature about events or conflicts that have just happened or are about to happen; what, why, and how it will effect people
purposes and types of editorials
interpretation-explains significance of a news event, criticism or persuasion-good or bad features of a story that concerns and interests readers, appreciation-praises something successful, entertainment-develops things such as student life into humorous fashion, photo-told w/ pic. or set of pics., one punch-quick opinion on a topic
literary journalism
writers use the techniques of fiction for nonfiction newspaper and magazine stories.
preparation steps for editorial
1-select a specific topic to develop, 2-make sure topic is interesting to readers, 3-have a purpose in mind, 4-research as much as a news story, 5-talk through topic
masthead
a statement of title, ownership, editors, etc., of a newspaper or periodical.
the 4 C's and why they are significant in newswriting
concieve-develop story idea, collect-research,
construct-write,
correct-revise-significant because if you didn't do them in order, or just not do them, you could get some facts wrong and possibly be sued for libel, etc.
headline
used to describe what the story is about-largest font, usually bold.
Essay
the media has shown not only in-dept coverage of the towers standing for their last few moments and the pentagon being hit, but also of most memorials and prayer services-ex: hbo specials, nbc specials, etc.
pull quote
a good quote broken out of the story, placed in larger type and used as a point of entry to entice the reader.
cut line
tells a mini-story-line under photo that tells what it's about (caption)
feature story
inform and instruct but their primary purpose is to entertain-still factual and relate to news.
indirect quotes
paraphrase a quote you got-don't use exact words
soft news
news that entertains or informs, with an emphasis on human interest and novelty and less immediacy than hard news.
direct quotes
using exact words a person gave you
lead
the beginning of the story, the hook that tells the reader what the story is about.
lettor to the editor
your opinion about a story-not as long as regular stories-you're not solicited to write one
byline
line which tells the reader who wrote the story.
commentary
your opinion on a certain topic-you're asked or solicited to write one
nut graph
sentence or paragraph that states the focus of the story-should tell what the story is about and why it is newsworthy.
news
something important that affects people; it's timely, factual, and goes out to a certain group of people
editorial
newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of the editors or publishers
photo credit
name next to a picture which tells the reader who took it.