Broadcast/Journalism

Description:

Students will be introduced to the different aspects of Broadcast Journalism. Study will include TV, radio news, podcasts and social media reporting. We will also look at the ethics of reporting news in several formats (radio, newspaper, television, social media, web design and internet).

Background of TV production room
Background of TV production room

Goals:

1. Learn how to effectively write for several platforms
2. Understand the importance of technology in today’s work and school setting
3. Learn to write, edit, voice and deliver news content on multiple platforms
4. Understand the rights and responsibilities of the media and journalists
Week Topic
1 What is a Broadcast journalist?

History of Journalism

Quizlet

Functions and roles of mass media

Current Events

2 Ethics in Broadcast/Journalism
3

News Writing/ Workshops 1 and 2 (Teens Fight the Fitness Battle (and Their Media Sources) >

4 News Writing assignment & article review
5 Reporting Basics/ Workshops
6 Reporting assignment & article review
7

The Art of Interviewing REALLY?: Teaching Students to Ask Critical Questions >

8

Media and the Democratic Process

Attribution? Who said what??

How To Podcast

9 Photojournalism

This includes https://videolicious.com/

10 Writing for TV news and delivering stories (pkgs and anchoring)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/thenews/foreducators/productiontips/

11 TV production (everything behind the scenes)
12 TV production (everything behind the scenes)
13 Sports Reporting/Beats/News ideas
14 Sports Broadcast assignment & article review
15 NewsCast presentation
16 Social Media platforms
17 Social Media ethics
18 Finals Review & Final Test

 

Introduction

History of Journalism:

The story of journalism

highered.mheducation.com/sites/dl/free/0073378917/773984/har78917_ch01.pdf

Highlights from the history of journalism, from Mark Twain and Lois Lane to … Welcome to the world of journalism!!

 

Before you begin learning how to report and write stories, take a tour of the heroes and history that brought us this far.

IN THIS CHAPTER:

6 Newsroom heroes, legends and folklore
Highlights from the history of journalism, from Mark Twain and Lois Lane to “Citizen Kane.”

8 The birth of journalism
How newspapers were established in America — and how the fight for a free press led to war.

10 News in the 19th century Mass media dominated city streets, while yellow journalism gave reporters a bad name.

12 News in the 20th century Radio and television threaten the media monopoly newspapers enjoyed for centuries.

14 Today’s changing media landscape
The availability of news online has created new opportunities and challenges for journalists.

16 The student journalists’ news attitude survey
Compare your news consumption habits to those of hundreds of other students nationwide.

 

Pick 1 History of American Journalism quizlet

https://quizlet.com/6287437/flashcards

Day 2: 

CNN Student News

Current Events-What is Journalism?

5 W’s of lead writing

Day 3: 

Create a website at http://www.wordpress.com

(make sure Ms. Shotts has your URL)

Curating a complete news story:

http://www.schooljournalism.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/English_Language-Arts-Model-News-Literacy-Curriculum.pdf

Page 101

Ethics in Journalism!

http://www.splc.org/

We will take the Student Press Law quiz at the end of this module!

http://www.splc.org/page/student-press-law-quiz

What is “Fair Use?” What is “copyright?” These are two important terms you need to know well in order to post content on our website and on PirateTV!

http://www.studentreportinglabs.com/resource/lesson-14-structure-broadcast-news

Let’s take a moment to review “Fair Use” We start with this video!

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2007/03/fairy-use-tale

We use Link Journalism to link back to an original source:

https://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/4-reasons-why-linking-is-good-journalism-2-reasons-why-linking-is-good-business/


News Writing workshop 1/2

http://www.hsbj.org/learning/plans.php?id=13

WEEK 2

Monday
Tuesday
Finish WK2 Critiques
News writing styles

Wednesday

Glossary of Newspaper Terms – Post to your blog
WK2 My Media Blog post
WEEK 3

Monday (WK3 Critique)
Critique 2 (Here is a link for news critiques for journalism)
Do ALL three:
Stateman-Journal
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/02/08/council-schedule-public-hearing-streetlight-fee/23072197/

KVAL.com
http://www.kezi.com/fifth-graders-play-game-of-life/

Newyorktimes.com(any story)

http://www.nytimes.com/


 

Workshop 1 – BLOG




Thursday
http://www.usnpl.com/ornews.php
What Makes News or What Makes News
3 Reporters Style Guide

Attribution- The use of said.
Attribution


FRIDAY
Journalism News Definitions (PPT)

news writing vocabulary for web

 

Interviewing Tips:

  1. Leave subject in natural environment that fits story
  2. Make it a conversation
  3. Don’t be afraid of silence
  4. The power of the open-ended question
  5. Do a pre-interview (make them comfortable)
  6. Don’t cut it short
  7. If they’ve dodged a question, re-phrase it
  8. Ask, “is there anything you would like to add?”

Tips to master the art of interviewing – CNN.com

Oct 1, 2010 – Editor’s note: Interviewing is the cornerstone of good journalism, and thestories you tell are only as good as the information you get. Eight CNN …

The Art of Interviewing – SlideShare

http://www.slideshare.net/SenseWorldwide/theart-of-interviewing-28964742

Dec 6, 2013 – The Art of Interviewing is part of our ‘This Is How We Do It Series’. This is for you if you want to undertake interviews that give you rich insight …

Marc Pachter: The art of the interview | TED Talk | TED.com

Pachter main points:

  1. Figure out how you encounter people and what you want to find out about them
  2. A good interview is never about intellect, it’s about their energy, their life force
  3. Modest people make poor interviewees
  4. How do you get through barriers
  5. Get them to open up-What is the key that allows it to proceed?
  6. Affectionate arm wrestling
  7. Empathy-feel what they want to say
  8. Everybody is waiting to be asked about their story

Marc Pachter has conducted live interviews with some of the most intriguing characters in recent American history. 


Campaign Essentials Video


http://app.discoveryeducation.com/explore
Partner up(15 minutes)
Does The Media Affect the Democratic Process?
Answer questions individually on your web page
Does Media Affect the Democratic Process?

Attribution- The use of said.
Attribution


fun quiz
Americans Know More About Simpsons than First Amendment
Bill of Rights
parade amendment form

What is Freedom of the Press?
Tell me what you think it is and why it is important.


Ira Glass on Storytelling

Convergent Media


http://www.cnn.com/
Television Critique –http://www.kgw.com/video
(Choose a video news report and critique it)

Critique directly to your blog

Critique 


Yes or No Handout
http://vimeo.com/61275290

 

Why did Thomas Jefferson say that he preferred…

 

Free and Open Press
– Is it important that we have a free and open press Why/Why not?

-What would happen if we didn’t have a free and open press?

-Would it be better or worse? Why/Why not?

-Would social media be different? How?
Workshop 4a – BLOG


Website evaluation

How do you know if you can trust a website? There are numerous ways to figure it out! Let’s go through this lesson!

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/web-eval-sites.htm

https://scholar.google.com/

http://catlintucker.com/2013/06/common-core-evaluating-research-credibility/

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/hoax-hoax-strategies-online-1135.html?tab=4


Is it real? Is it true?

Also, let’s talk about how to determine if a story on the internet is true or not!

Fake Check Scams | OnGuard Online

https://www.onguardonline.gov/…/0002d-fakechecksc

Scam Check Station.html – Scambusters

www.scambusters.org/scamcheck.html


Piracy
Downloading is stealing
Jobs
How They Make Money

 Piracy Discussion – Turn into your Google folder as WK6 Music
How do you listen/access music?
Do you buy music?
Do you stream music? What sites?
Do you go to concerts?
How do people who create music and develop legal services get paid?
What role does copyright play in the creation of music and in the different jobs in the creative industries?
What do you think of all the legal online services available?
Do you see things changing?
_________
http://www.etonline.com/music/159550_how_the_stars_are_fighting_back_against_music_piracy/index.html


Scavenger hunt
Social Media
http://pewrsr.ch/1tZ2Rsu

1. How do social media sites stack up on news?
2.How do social media users participate in news?
3.How do social media users discover news?
4.What’s the news experience like on Facebook?

5. How does social media impact the discussion of news events? 


Next, because this class is called “Journalism” we need to look at Digital Photography!

Walsworth yearbooks is the foremost authority in teaching students how to use a camera properly.

They have kindly given us permission to use the lessons they developed just for you!

Photography

Here are the five lessons and exercises, plus the glossary:

Photo Lesson Plan 1 – Digital camera basics

Photo Lesson Plan 2 – Photo composition

Photo Lesson Plan 3 – Visual storytelling

Photo Lesson Plan 4 – Viewing and critiquing

Photo Lesson Plan 5 – Photo ethics

Photo Lesson Plan – Glossary of photo terms




Feature Stories


Monday

Work down your story and this is your ticket out the door.

WEDNESDAY –
Peer review
Rewrite News story and turn it in.

Step 1 – Come up with FOUR news story ideas that may make a good FEATURE story to be published December 19th
Step 2 – Do a web search and come up with THREE story ideas
Story Idea_______________________
Who will you interview(3 per story)?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/30/166250555/free-speech-debate-in-india-heats-up

Wednesday– (Work on initial draft)
WRITE YOUR STORY ON YOUR BLOG
Story assigned by Mr. E – questions about your story?

What are you having problems with?
What is going well?
What is the next step?
Everyone will be in a different spot in the project so please ask me questions…..

Friday –   Workday and revisions day
2nd Draft due/Peer review

 

MONDAY

5 w's journalism
news story assignment worksheet help
newspaper story assignment


NEWS BRIEFS:

  
Do only the second one(page 162)

TUESDAY –
Press Freedoms

WEDNESDAY
Cutlines/Captions
Captions


THURSDAY –


news story assignment worksheet help
newspaper story assignment

FRIDAY –
Peer edit, revise and turn in your story.
Turn in your story idea on paper
Include:
5W’s and an H
What other information do I need?

Write a LEAD for you story
Turn in on paper

 


Monday-
Inverted_pyramid_in_comprehensive_form
Story ideas
1 How to find story ideas – Read
2 Developing Story Ideas – Read
3 Formula for a Well written article – Read
http://youtu.be/PFyvSYPQxik –

Come up with your own idea and post as WK11 Story ideas

Wednesday
Look for 5 story ideas

Fill out story idea sheet to turn inStory Idea Sheet

  • HSJ.org
    Story ideasIDEAS:Check local and daily newspapers
  • Check Internet sites of teen interest and schools
  • Check online student newspapers
  • Talk with the school’s public relations person
  • Talk with coaches, guidance counselors, secretaries and the principal
  • Talk with the principal’s advisory group or cabinet
  • Talk with student council members and the sponsor
  • Survey teachers about unusual assignments, clubs they sponsor, students in their classes who are involved in interesting activities.
  • “Beat Letters” for all clubs, organizations, teams, department heads, PTA, custodian or maintenance works, librarians.
  • Contact parent groups, such as athletic boosters or band boosters
  • Walk around the school and take note of posted fliers
  • Look at the sports calendar, district calendar and school calendar
  • Ask your friends what they would like to see in the paper
  • Survey students in the school newspaper or as a class assignment
  • Contact cafeteria workers, bus drivers, maintenance personnel, etc.
  • Watch local and national news programs for stories that might interest your audience
  • Exchange newspapers with other schools
  • Brainstorm in class
  • Seek out students, coaches, teachers, staff, alumni or clubs to profile
  • Contact the alunni group
  • Check out other media for new releases, such as CDs, movies or books
  • “Play Detective” — ask questions about things that have sparked your curiosity
  • Ask your peers to write letters to the editor, columns, editorial cartoons or to participate in “man-on-the-street” columnns
  • Check out school policies or the code of conduct
  • Attend school board meetings

3 Assignment Preparation Sheet

FRIDAY-

Famous leads
Writing the Lead
What to Avoid In Leads
Lead Writing Exercise
WK11 Lead Practice
Come up with a story idea a HARD NEWS STORY – not an opinion or a feature

Turn in your story idea on Google Drive – WK11 News Story Idea
Include:
5W’s and an H
What other information do I need?

Write a LEAD for you story (If you can)
Turn in on your Google drive – WK11 Lead

Clean up your Google Drive

Future of Journalism?

Pair Interview
Writing Interviews
Write and POST your Lead from the interview

 

Monday
“Zero TV” Homes?
Cable Cutting
CBS
HBO

Wednesday –

Hack Heaven
Questions after reading Hack Heaven
Post your thoughts as WK9 Hack Heaven



Go over Hack Heaven story – Pennenberg article

WK9 Trustworthy
Rank the following types of people in terms of their trustworthiness:
Teenagers                Teacher                    Financial Adviser
Child under 10         Journalist                  Factory worker
Parent                       Doctor                       Plumber
Grandparent            Real Estate Agent    Poet

  • Why did you rank them as you did?
  • How important was your past experience in shaping your views of these categories of people?
  • Were there any that you categorized as either high or low trust according to second-hand reports?
  • If so, which ones?POST TO BLOG AS WK9 Trustworthy

Shattered Glass Activities
SG Activity 1


Friday
Rankings…..
SG Activity 2

If time…
Off The Record?

You are being interviewed by a major news publication, and you tell the reporter something that is “off the record.”
You use a slightly vulgar word to describe someone else’s recent actions. A reporter from a news department overhears what you said, and he tweets that statement to the world.
After he does, he claims he did not know that what you said was “off the record.”

WK9 OTR
Please EXPLAIN your answers on your blog

– Is this a violation of journalistic ethics?  Illegal? Why or why not?
– How would you feel if this happened to you?
– Is it OK to do it on Twitter rather than the newspaper? Why or Why not?
– Is it different if it happens to the President rather than a common citizen?
– Should it be different for the President?


1 How much do you know about Watergate
2 WATERGATE bios
3 Before-you-watch
4 Watergate pictures

Wednesday-Friday
Watch All the President’s Men

Other:
http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365303178

Watergate handout Exercise 2
5 All the Presidents Men

http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365303178

 Moral and ethical issues

http://www.thenewsliteracyproject.org/learn-channel

Newscast Production

Now it is time to write out a newscast!!!

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/thenews/foreducators/productiontips/

First, we go to the PBS website and learn about the components!!


Day 1

Lesson Activities:                                                                                                                                                                      

Do Now: Lead Writing-“Describe the 5 W’s and one H and how important it is to include all of these aspects in the lead paragraph”

Essential Question: Does proper preparation really lead to perfect performance or prevent poor performance? What about the human element?

Assign Roles: Producer, Assistant Producer, writers, graphics/director, camera operators

Students work in groups to put together mock rundown, time segments, commercials and teases

1 News 2:30 2:30
2 News :30 3:00
3 News 1:30 4:30
4 News :30 5:00
5 News 2:30 7:30
6 News 1:00 8:00
7 Spots 2:00 10:00
8 News 1:30 12:00
9 News 1:30 13:30
10 News :30 15:00
11 News :30 15:30
12 Spots 2:00 16:00
13 Weather 3:30 18:00
14 Spots 2:00 21:30
15 Sports 3:30 23:30
16 Spots 2:00 27:00
17 Recap 1:00 29:00
18 Kicker 1:00 30:00

Materials Needed:

Producer program, computer

Day 2

Lesson Activities:

 

Do Now: Story Curration- Write out a list of 5 stories (News of the day), 3 sports stories and 1 weather story

 

Assign Roles: Producer, Assistant Producer, writers, graphics/director, camera operators

Essential Question: (Continued)   Does proper preparation really lead to perfect performance or prevent poor performance? What about the human element?                                                                                                                                                             

Students brainstorm content for show, stories, pieces

Groups of 3 will write newscast

Think-pair-share with other groups who can add more content to newscast

Materials Needed:

Paper, pencil

Day 3

Lesson Activities:                                                                                                                                                                      

Do Now: Calls to Action-List 5 ways to use the Call to Action ending in stories (on air, on web, on social media)

Essential Question: Are anchors and reporters delivering the news required to look professional in order to be an authoritative figure? Are they too stuffy and out of touch?

Assign Roles: Producer, Assistant Producer, writers, graphics/director, camera operators

Students shoot and edit video needed for newscast. (Students unsure of shooting technique can write out a shot sheet before beginning the video process)

Materials Needed:

Video camera, tapes, batteries, mic, tri-pod, HD cards

Day 4

Lesson Activities:                                                                                                                                                                      

Do Now: Photography-Describe the rule of 1/3’s and why it is important for a story to be visually pleasing as well as well written.

 

Essential Question: Are older news anchors out of touch with the youth of today?

 

Assign Roles: Producer, Assistant Producer, writers, graphics/director, camera operators

Work on professionalism:

  • Well dressed
  • Well groomed
  • Intelligent talk
  • Correct grammar
  • Posture

 

Materials Needed:

NONE

Day 5

Lesson Activities:

                                                                                                                                                                      

Do Now: Production-Who has the most important job over the course of a newscast production?

 

Essential Question: If a news anchor stumbles through the newscast, are they not as authoritative as one who has a smooth delivery?

Assign Roles: Producer, News Anchor, Sports, Weather, Camera, Director

Students will put all of the pieces together to deliver a full :30 minute newscast

Post-newscast critique

  • Self and group assessment on performance using academic language

Students will post final product to Englewood High school web site

 

Materials Needed:

Full TV studio set up

HOW TO CREATE A PROMO

http://promoworkshop.com/promo-writing.html

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1619/7153/original.jpg

http://602communications.com/2013/03/best-promo-videos-how-to-write-advertising-copy-that-grabs-attention/

http://televisionpromos.com/the-muppets-1×06-promo-2-the-ex-factor-hd-ft-kristin-chenoweth/

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