A NewsHound's Guide to Student Journalism

A NewsHound's Guide to Student Journalism

by Katina Paron, Javier Guelfi

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Covering the basics of media arts values and practice, this graphic textbook offers cub reporters a primer on the drama, adventure and ethical conundrums that make journalism rewarding and fun. Using ripped-from-the-headlines examples, the authors challenge students to engage with the big issues. The stories revolve around a diverse newspaper staff at an urban high school who find themselves in a series of teachable moments. Packed with reporting exercises and fundamentals of the craft, woven into engaging narratives, each comic also gives readers a look at the real-life event that inspired the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476675916
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 454,054
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Katina Paron, MJE, a Brooklyn-based journalism educator, has created byline opportunities for teens worldwide for more than 25 years. She directs the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative at Baruch College. Javier Güelfi is an Argentine-born and -based cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer. He has worked for such companies and NGOs as BuzzFeed, Univision, Unicef, The Women’s Building, and many local and international media outlets.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments   x

1. Deep Throat: Digging into Investigative Journalism   1

Verification 3

Interviewing Tips 5

Sources 7

Notetaking 11

The Journalistic Takeaway: Verifying Tips 15

The Story Behind the Story: Watergate 16

Classroom Activities 17

2. Too Close for Comfort: Understanding

Conflicts of Interests   19

What Is News? 22

Localizing News 24

Question Writing 26

Ask “Why?” Before Writing “I” 29

The Journalistic Takeaway: Earn Trust with Transparency 32

The Story Behind the Story: ESPN & League of Denial 33

Classroom Activities 34

3. New Rules for a New Journalism:

Journalism in the 21st Century   37

Social Media 39

Anatomy of a News Story 43

Ledes 46

Quotations 51

Surveys and Polls 53

The Journalistic Takeaway: Audience Participation in News Gathering 56

The Story Behind the Story: Crowd Sourcing in Reporting 57

Classroom Activities 58

4. The Power of Journalism: Making a Difference

and Making a Change   61

Newswriting 65

Word Choice 67

Say Cheese! 70

The Journalistic Takeaway: Challenge Your Creativity 74

The Story Behind the Story: ­Solution-Based Journalism 75

Classroom Activities 76

5. Follow the Shuttlecock: The Value

of Independent Sources  79

How to Stay Out of Trouble 81

How to Avoid Copyright Infringement 82

Make Your Opinion Count 86

Using Data in News Stories 89

The Journalistic Takeaway: You Can’t Always Believe What People Tell You 91

The Story Behind the Story: Words Can Be Weapons of Mass Destruction 92

Classroom Activities 93

6. The Folly of Blair Jayson: Resisting

the Pull of Plagiarism   97

Copy Flow 100

Editorial Checklist 101

Fact Checking 104

What Is Plagiarism? 107

The Journalistic Takeaway: Facts Are Where It’s At 110

The Story Behind the Story: Infamous Perpetrators of Plagiarism 111

Classroom Activities 112

7. It Can’t All Be Broccoli: Enterprise

and Feature Reporting   113

Pitches 115

Food Writing 118

Reviews 121

Sports Features 124

How to Write a ­How-to Story 127

The Journalistic Takeaway: Be Relevant and Responsible 129

The Story Behind the Story: Taking a Personal Look at Race 130

Classroom Activities 131

8. All Together Now: Group Reporting   133

Editorial Meetings 136

Angles 139

The Journalistic Takeaway: Be Willing to Shake Up the Status Quo 142

The Story Behind the Story: The Maestro Concept 143

Classroom Activities 144

9. The First Amendment and You   147

Student Journalism in the Courts 150

Ethics 153

What Does Censorship Look Like? 156

The Journalistic Takeaway: Don’t be Rash 159

The Story Behind the Story: The Ongoing Impact of Free Speech Court Cases 160

Classroom Activities 162

10. But Wait! There’s More   163

The History of Journalism Timeline 164

Headlines 166

Covering Events and Speeches 169

“Be” Verbs 172

Incorporating Sources 174

Use of Souces: A Checklist for Reporters & Editors 177

Online Sources for Copyright-Free Images and Music 180

Know Your Rights: Copyright and Fair Use 181

Using Open Records to Get Your Story 182

Style Guides for Inclusivity 185

Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics 187

Internet Sources by Chapter   189

Bibliography   191

Index   193

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