Don't do it!
Don't do it!
Regardless of the news subject, news value or format and technology that delivers the information, someone must gather the facts and organize them to tell the story.
The general definitions of "news" are not always helpful to the reporter in determining whether a specific story has news value.
Real people in real conversations rarely use as many hackneyed phrases as journalists do in their scripts or in print. In this, the last installment of Jeff Rowe’s series on Euphemisms, Clichés and Redundancies, see how many clichés you can find in this one-act play called:
Cliches sap the life out of a story just like a whiff of sewage can ruin a supper party. Unfortunately, broadcast, web and print news writing is soaked with cliches. We have a profusion of raging brushfires, heavy winds and tragic accidents.
In last months article, Jeff Rowe talked to us about purging cliches and reduncancies. This month, he continues with jargon, technical language and legal pillows.
Reporters should avoid common mistakes in word usage.
Copyright law gives people the right to control and protect certain things they create.
A wag once said that being a journalist means never having to say you're sorry.
This article focuses on the important and complex issue of ethics, one of the cornerstones of good journalism.
If you CAN do it, SHOULD you do it?
When I was a younger girl and the attacks of 9/11 began, I remember rushing to my grandpa’s house with my parents so they could watch it on the nightly news.
Broadcast journalism students don’t need to know everything before they do anything.
Last month, we discussed the choices a storyteller (reporter) must make in gathering the raw material for the story including TOPIC, FACES, INTERVIEWS, B-ROLL.
only good storytellers. So what makes a good storyteller? What makes ONE story memorable?
Being fair means examining facts or events without allowing feelings or opinions to interfere.
Several news organizations began to use accuracy checklists to remind their journalists of the importance of verification.
Every news story hurts someone—or so it is often said.
Libel law provides protection against defamation of a person's reputation.
– a broadcast educator’s next bet
While reading The Elements of Journalism written by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, I stumbled across many pressures journalists face, important and useful tidbits, and finally, some realizations and new ways of thinking.
As you move out into the journalistic world, you will hear it said of some reporters, producers and editors that they have "good news judgment." But what is that?
We continue with Part Two of Jeff Rowe's News Judgement and Reporting
Although research conducted by Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism: The State of the Media reflected on the economic decline of local news television stations, shrinking staffs, and the sharing of news content among stations, there is still hope for television reporters.
Videojournalist make ethical decisions based on three different principles:
When I first heard about scripting news packages, it seemed redundant and time consuming.
Another major tool in your producing arsenal is the newscast tease.
Project and Pre-Production Deadlines:
Is Copyright and Permissions getting in the way of educating?
What to do when THE SHOW MUST GO ON.
Those involved in broadcast news must understand 12 factors that constitute news value, or newsworthiness.
Generally, writing is more interesting when the writer describes someone doing something, rather than something being done to someone.
We ask our fellow citizens to entrust us with a valuable role in society— providers of an objective and clear rendering of the news.
As a follow up to the article last spring regarding the EZNews Newscast Production System, School Video News has asked us to create a series of articles related to frequently asked questions regarding newscast productions. This month, we’ll visit the topic of script writing for a teleprompter.