SCAVENGER HUNT

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Newspaper Scavenger Hunt

Two samples of a story centered on the inverted pyramid style include:

  • Two U.S. soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Two soldiers from America was shot dead by a literacy teacher and an Afghanistan soldier at a combined base in South Afghanistan.http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/afghanistan/story/2012-03-01/nato-troops-killed-afghanistan/53312346/1

  • Nato Soldiers killed in Afghanistan shootings among Koran anger

Nato states that two of its soldiers have been killed on an Afghanistan base, the most recent of the attacks that happened after the U.S. troops burned the Koran. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17218152

Two samples of a story centered on the narrative style include:

  • The Manager. The Leader

“Jerry was the type of a person you would wish to not to like. He always was in a lovely frame of mind and often had a constructive thing to discuss. If asked by a person how he was doing, he always said ‘If I were doing well, I would be twins!’ He was an outstanding executive since he had various attendants who had moved with him from one hotel to the next. It was due to his attitude that the waiters followed him.”http://examples.yourdictionary.com/narrative-essay-examples.html

  • The Climb

“I have this fright. It makes my legs shake. Suddenly a cold sweat starts rolling down my body. I start chattering to any nearby person. As memories of certain deaths fill my brain, the Earth seems a treasured, valuable space. I think about my burial, and then shrivel reverse at the insinuations of wherever my notions are driving me.”http://examples.yourdictionary.com/narrative-essay-examples.html

A single example of a narrative with a human interest angle

Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer

“Grady Little has returned in the playoffs. It will be seen in tiny circles, nastily, as at least additional conclusions relatingto starting pitchers. In others, it will be seen as a baseball recompense of a lifer. Little will view it as neither, the first viewpoint casting one October judgment as a reflection of a career, the second deducing he is owed by the game more than it owes anyone else. His view of the place he holds on the dugout steps and the clubhouse is simpler.”http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/human-interest

An example of a story with a conflict angle

A brief history 1400-1994

One time, Tutsis with Hutus happily stayed together in Central Africa. Roughly six hundred years before, Tutsis, with giant and soldier physique, went south from Ethiopia and attached the Hutus’ motherland. Despite their number being small, they managed to conquer the Hutus, who accepted to grow crops for them to get protection in return. After Rwanda gained independence, the situation among the two groups changed since they started fighting each other for power, and many of them died in the process. http://edition.cnn.com/EVENTS/1996/year.in.review/topten/hutu/history.html

Two examples of media alert story

Contact:

Chris Lindstrom,

@gmail.com

000-000-0000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 26, 2002

17th ANNUAL REPORT ON POSSIBLE HAZARDS POSED BY DOLLS TO BE RELEASED BY CONSUMER GROUP

WHAT: MASSPIRG will announce a fresh safety report and a fresh full-color toy safety brochure. Members will exhibitsamples of probable dangers to kids that use toys, encompassing choking hazards to kids below three years, chemical exposure and hearing hazards. The report emphases on toy companies to comply with the 1994 Federal protection act for child safety. Tips for parentages and other guardians will be presented.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 26, 2017, 9:00 A.M

WHO:Chris Lindstrom, MASSPIRG; Prof. Drew, Max. General

WHERE: Max. General Hospital emergency departmenthttps://studentpirgs.org/sp/4-working-media-news-conferences

Contact: Jack Roberts

(000) 0000000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 24, 2003

OSPIRG ISSUES A SAMPLE NEWS RELEASE

The research group of the Oregon public interest of students today issued a sample news release referring to it as “a priceless guide for individual activists in acquiring good media coverage.”https://studentpirgs.org/sp/4-working-media-news-conferences

Two samples of a photo associated story where a possibly boring short has been turned interesting

  • Attractively Mashed-Up Photos that portray the Detroit wreckage

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The project of “Detroit Now and Then” craftily combines the city’s vintage photos, with photos of what is there at present, creating a poignant reminder of the city’s previous look, its present look, and how it might look in the future.https://www.fastcompany.com/3023643/the-12-most-amazing-phot

 

  • “Portraitlandia”: Images of the most y-residents of Portland

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If Portlandia were a series of photos, it would possibly look like Kirk Crippen’s “Portraitlandia,” which encompasses iconic residents of Rose City in their natural habitations. https://www.fastcompany.com/3023643/the-12-most-amazing-phot

A sample of a tale where a journalist would have been assisted had they been offered a backgrounder

The Battle of Marawi City

Stephanie Villarosa ate rise porridge that was chocolate-flavored on what was supposed to be her wedding day. On such a day, people expect wedding couples to exchange wedding rings. Instead, Villarosa bunched on an organizational plastic seat thirty-eight kilometers on the south of Iligan, inside the provincial government house of Marawi City. The Sniper rifle cracked on the outside of the building. Such a story should have included several photographs of the incident that occurred and the background events that led to the attack on the Philippine city. The article also has a feature story which talks about Stephanie on her wedding day. If the story included the mentioned missing features, it would be captivating to the reader. http://time.com/marawi-philippines-isis/

An example of a narrative that would give itself to being expounded into a feature

Skippy Dies

Howard, the main character, experiences an existential crisis when he states that it is not just how he expected his life to be. His friend then asks him what he expects and he says that he anticipated for more of a narrative arc. Nonetheless, it is not stupid at all. Although the facts of the life of a person stated end to end, would not have much resemblance of a narrative to an external viewer, the way persons choose to narrate their lives’ stories to themselves and others always does contain a narrative arc.https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/feb/06/skippy-dies-paul-m

An example of a story which may have emerged due to the attendance at a media conference

Media constructions of global warming

Another trend has been established in the media coverage where the media focuses on the ongoing events regarding the climatic change. Therefore, people have to be careful with the activities that they do so that they can control the incident of global warming. https://www.projectlooksharp.org/front_end.php?kit_id=19

A sample of a story that could appeal for television coverage

Looking at the EMS week activities, one should find out if they want media attention, they have to learn to reason as reporters. First, they need to ask themselves, is that story emotive or amusing, is it entertaining, is it informative? For television, they need to ask themselves, is their story highly visual? Is there any possibility that the cameras will capture heart-wrenching, informative or entertaining sounds and images?http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1171163

Two samples of stories that have been obtained from newswire service

A newswire service is that used by journalists to find press releases to run in several media. Such services include sites or news feeds that can be subscribed to by journalists to obtain releases. Other journalists even look for information’s databases Nexus, for examining sources and for news items.

Examples of newswire services include the Associated Press and Reuters and sample newswire stories include the original stories in various online daily newspapers and financial and business market views. http://guides.ll.georgetown.edu/c.php?g=364656&p=2463438

Newspaper Scavenger Hunt

Two samples of a story centered on the inverted pyramid style include:

  • A story that opens with climax

If the most critical information in a story is in its climax, the inverted pyramid style puts the climax of the story in the opening or lead sentence. The most essential components of a well-written newspaper thus are highlighted in the story’s very first sentence.

  • A story that is cut from the bottom

The main reason for the invention of the inverted pyramid style was because editors, regulating space, would cut a story from the bottom. In such a style it means that details are added to the article as it is enlarged. Therefore, the weight of the article is such as that of an inverted pyramid, with the information of lesser significance at the article’s end. For instance, one can write, ‘Four kids were bruised when fire consumed the First Community Church in Central Park, New York, on June 11. It is believed that the fire was caused by unattended candles.’

Two samples of a story centered on the narrative style include:

  • Backstory

It is utilized when the writer thinks it is vital for the reader to be aware of something that had occurred before the real events stated in the story. For instance, ‘In Cinderella’s story, we are told that her mother dies hence her father marries another wife with two daughters.’ Such helps one comprehend the reason why Cinderella is not treated like the others.

  • Flashback

Flashback is utilized by an author when they take the narration back in time, and the events move forth and back between the present and the past. A good example is a story from The Notebook and Forrest Gump.

A single example of a narrative with a human interest angle

A human interest story is that which captures the emotions of the reader interestingly. Such stories include the following features: first it describes an exceptional human experience; it illustrates how individuals have coped up with an issue common to others; and lastly, it is centered on a timely issue of national or regional concern. An example is a story of a father and her little girl searching through the city to find their missing sibling.

An example of a story with a conflict angle

Conflict-centered story highlights that conflicts and tensions arise when power, status, and resources are unequally circulated between society groups and these conflicts act as propagators for social change. An example includes the conflict story between the Hutus and Tutsis.

Two examples of media alert story

A media alert story is that which notifies assignment editors of an event such as a press conference which one believes will create fresh news to be covered by the media. One example is a media alert which will broadcast an upcoming event and the second one is a press release that is put down in the news coverage style, as an article that one would want to see in the media.

Two samples of a photo associated story where a possibly boring short has been turned interesting

Short stories images are mostly shots that leave the observer of the photo wondering about what they are observing since they intrigue and leave viewers figuring out the implication of the image and what forthcoming photographs of the scene might appear. Examples of such stories include the Attractively Mashed-Up Photos that portray the wreckage and glory of Detroit and the Portraitlandia.

  • Attractively Mashed-Up Photos that portray the wreckage

The project of “Detroit Now and Then” craftily combines the city’s vintage photos, with photos of what is there at present, creating a poignant reminder of the city’s previous look, its present look, and how it might look in the future.

“Portraitlandia”: Images of the most y-residents of Portland

If Portlandia were a series of photos, it would possibly look like Kirk Crippen’s “Portraitlandia,” which encompasses iconic residents of Rose City in their natural habitations.

A sample of a tale where a journalist would have been assisted had they been offered a backgrounder

A sample of a tale where a journalist would have been assisted had they been offered a backgrounder includes “What the siege of a Philippine city discloses about ISIS. Such a story should have included several photographs of the incident that occurred and the background events that led to the attack on the Philippine city. The article also has a feature story which talks about Stephanie on her wedding day. If the story included the mentioned missing features, it would be captivating to the reader.

An example of a narrative that would give itself to being expounded into a feature

An example of a narrative that would give itself to being expounded into a feature includes In Skippy Dies, a novel written by Paul Murray, where there is an incident when Howard, the main character, experiences an existential crisis when he states that it is not just how he expected his life to be. His friend then asks him what he expects and he says that he anticipated for more of a narrative arc. Nonetheless, it is not stupid at all. Although the facts of the life of a person stated end to end, would not have much resemblance of a narrative to an external viewer, the way persons choose to narrate their lives’ stories to themselves and others always does contain a narrative arc.

An example of a story which may have emerged due to the attendance at a media conference

Media constructions of global warming

Another trend has been established in the media coverage where the media focuses on the ongoing events regarding the climatic change. Such a story therefore only emerges as a result of attending a media conference.

A sample of a story that could appeal for television coverage

When preparing one’s EMS week activities, if they want media attention, they have to learn to reason as reporters. First, they need to ask themselves, is that story emotive or amusing, is it entertaining, is it informative? For television, they need to ask themselves, is their story highly visual? Is there any possibility that the cameras will capture heart-wrenching, informative or entertaining sounds and images?

Two samples of stories that have been obtained from newswire service

A newswire service is that used by journalists to find press releases to run in several media. Such services include sites or news feeds that can be subscribed to by journalists to obtain releases. Other journalists even look for information’s databases Nexus, for examining sources and for news items. Examples of newswire services include the Associated Press and Reuters and sample newswire stories include the original stories in various online daily newspapers and financial and business market views.

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