(This class was taught by Steve Johnson and here are some great things I’ve learned!)
- Gathering of news and the newsroom places are still the same as they were before.
- When does the actual reporting begin?: first hearing about it (figure it out), find reliable sources, “tweeting”, and CONFIRMATION
-Ads are what journalists can’t, but learn from.
- What’s the story?: stuff we’ve done like- wise
- Promote ourselves
- What to do when have time?: scout and get a good, interesting lead.
- 3 important things we must keep in mind as journalists:
2) starting easy
*Fun Fact: The oil spill have birth to the “Back Pack Journalism”
- Some interesting Ad quotes:
1) “The Game Before the Game”
2) “What will your verse be?”
3) “Cultivate a Better World”
So after learning some new, interesting material; Steve gave us an exercise to do. Which was basically come up with a story that we would cover including:
- our audience,
- what were are going to cover for our audience,
- the angle,
- describe our office,
- and how will we make money.
So my group and I came up with the following:
- Our audience will be high school students transforming into college students,
- The cover for our audience would be their experiences, classes they attend, type of school, grades they earn, etc,
- Our angle was basically going to be a normal, calm, advisable, blogging type,
- Our office was going to have an editor for each reporter and/or section,
- And finally, we were going to make money by producing in app purchases and subscriptions.