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Title: Introduction to News

Introduction to News Journalism
  • Mrs. Hynes
  • Print Journalism

Log in and go to
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What is News?
  • Type NEWS into the space on
  • Then hit enter

What is News?
  • Scroll down read definitions-sources
  • Etymology
  • Browse Nearby Entries
  • Thesaurus/Synonyms
  • Translate News in various languages
  • Do you recognize any of these? What language
    (besides English) may become important to you in
    the future?

Online dictionary and resources at your
News Surrounds Us Everyday!
  • Do YOU read the Newspaper?
  • Do you receive the Newspaper at home?
  • Do you watch the News daily/nightly?
  • What other sources of news are available to us?

News Sources
  • Newspaper
  • Television
  • Radio
  • The Internet
  • Newsmagazines
  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets
  • Mail
  • Text Messages
  • Phone
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Colleagues
  • Public Services

Why is News important to us?
So that is NEWS.
  • But this course is Journalism.
  • So lets look up Journalism.

What is Journalism? From Wikipedia, the free
  • Journalism is the profession of writing or
    communicating, formally employed by publications
    and broadcasters, for the benefit of a particular
    community of people. The writer or journalist is
    expected to use facts to describe events, ideas,
    or issues that are relevant to the public.
    Journalists (also known as news analysts,
    reporters, and correspondents) gather
    information, and broadcast it so we remain
    informed about local, state, national, and
    international events. They can also present their
    points of view on current issues and report on
    the actions of the government, public officials,
    corporate executives, interest groups, media
    houses, and those who hold social power or
    authority. Journalism is described as The Fourth
    Estate.1 2

What is Journalism? From Wikipedia, the free
  • In journalism, a story refers to a single
    article, news item or feature. A story is usually
    relevant to a single event, issue, theme, or
    profile of a person. Stories are usually inspired
    through news pegs (the central premise of the
    story). Correspondents report on news occurring
    in the main, locally, from their own country, or
    from foreign cities where they are stationed.3
  • Today, most reporters file information or write
    their stories electronically from remote
    locations. In many cases, breaking stories are
    written by random staff members, through
    information collected and submitted by other
    reporters who are out on the field gathering
    information for an event that has just occurred
    and needs to be broadcast instantly. Radio and
    television reporters often compose stories and
    report "live" from the scene. Some journalists
    also interpret the news or offer opinions and
    analysis to readers, viewers, or listeners. In
    this role, they are called commentators or

What about PRINT journalism?
What is Print Journalism? From Wikipedia, the
free encyclopedia
  • In a print publication, the first phase of
    presenting a story finds the reporter involved in
    investigation, observation of events, and
    interviews with people. Reporters take notes and
    also take photographs or shoot videos, either on
    their own, or through a photographer or camera
    person. In the second phase, they organize the
    material, determine the focus or emphasis
    (identify the peg), and finally write their
    stories. The story is then edited by news or
    copy-editors, who function from the news desk.
    The headline of the story is always decided by
    the news desk, and practically never by the
    reporter or the writer of the piece. Often, the
    news desk also heavily re-writes or changes the
    style and tone of the first draft prepared by the
    reporter / writer originally.

What is Print Journalism? From Wikipedia, the
free encyclopedia
  • Finally, a collection of stories that have been
    picked for the newspaper or magazine edition, are
    laid out on dummy (trial) pages, and after the
    chief editor has approved the content, style and
    language in the material, it is sent for
    publishing. The writer is given a byline for the
    piece that is published his or her name appears
    alongside the article. This process takes place
    according to the frequency of the publication.
    News can be published in a variety of formats
    (broadsheet, tabloid, magazine and periodical
    publications) as well as periods (daily, weekly,
    biweekly, fortnightly or monthly).

So after reading all of this…
  • What kinds of things would you expect to do and
    learn in this class Print Journalism?

OUR Print Journalism
  • Journalism I
  • Newspaper Basics
  • Familiarize ourselves with local newspapers
  • Explore the different uses components of the
  • Study News and History
  • Design advertisements
  • Use correct Journalism Terminology
  • Write news stories
  • Interview Basics
  • Design Projects for the Newspaper
  • Journalism II
  • Advanced Writing
  • Review the components of the Newspaper
  • Advanced Journalism Terminology
  • Study The Newspaper Today
  • Write Design Reviews
  • Write Design Editorials
  • Amateur Interviews
  • Write Design Feature Articles

  • Bring your Spiral Notebook
  • (AKA Journalism Journal)
  • To class tomorrow

Dont just sit there!

Thank you.