Journalism Terms

  1. proximity
    nearness of you to the event
  2. timeliness
    is it current
  3. conflict
    two people or two ideas in opposition
  4. consequence
    the importance of the act: is it important?
  5. human interest
    shows unusual, evokes feelings
  6. first newspapers-role in history
  7. freedom of the press- First amendment
  8. Tinker/Bethel/Morse
    tinker: 8th graders wore black armbands

    Bethel: game speech filled with profanity

    morse: kids showed sign "bong hits for jesus at a "scjool outing"
  9. Oregon Law
  10. Wire Services
  11. function of the press
  12. fair, neutral reporting
  13. plagiarism
  14. libel/slander
  15. news judgement
  16. brainstorming
  17. publisher of the school paper
  18. managing editor
  19. interviewing techniques/ appropriate questions
  20. grammatical leads
  21. lead
  22. inverted pyramid style ( upside down triangle)
    • - the broad part is where the main facts go
    • - as the pyramid narrows facts become less important
    • -the facts at the point may not be essential
    • -it is a natural way to tell a story
    • -enables readers to get essential info without reading the whole story
    • - it is an aid for the headline writer
    • - it makes it easy to trim a story into an allotted space
  23. objectivity
  24. problems with summary leads and inverted pyramid writing
  25. back-up quote
  26. transition
  27. cliches
  28. sexist language
  29. jargon/slang
  30. wordiness
  31. redundencies
  32. personality profile
    • many deal with individuals
    • every person is worthy of one
    • tries to answer the questions: who is this person anyway?What does he or she do on the weekends?What are their opinions on politics? the environment? sports? what are their goals?
    • in this type of feature not substitute for hard work
    • gives writer chance to exercise imagination
  33. style book
  34. direct quote
    • tells the reader exactly what a speaker said
    • your not saying its close or almost
    • needs to be precise and logical in a prepared spoken presentation, but humans don't talk that way
    • sanitize quote not alter it by taking out profane words and don't make your subject seem illiterate because of their grammer
  35. partial quote
  36. paraphrase
  37. attribution
  38. superficiality v. in-depth
  39. feature stories
    • feature writing traits:
    • - prime purpose to entertain
    • -any length, long to short
    • -factual and require reporting
    • -may or may not be timely
    • feature traits:
    • -well organized: beginning middle and end
    • -rarely have a news lead
    • -has a theme
    • elements of fiction: suspense, surprise, dialogue, description, climax
    • -writer uses imagination, but it is not fiction
    • -quote filled: let the writer feel like they know the subject
  40. editorializing
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Journalism Terms