COM CO 201 Lecture 3: CO 201 notes 1

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Feb 1st, 2017
LEDE/LEAD
Beginning of story
Hard vs. Soft news lead.
HARD LEAD
SOFT LEAD
Follows 5W’s
Who What When Where
Why
* Write news story exercise using this
method
Begins with narrative or whimsical
comment
Followed by “nut graf
What leads into the 5W’s
INVERTED PYRAMID VISUAL :
After the hard news lead, the content is presented by order of importance
Lead
1st most important facts
2nd most important facts + quotes (in order of importance)
After this, if needed to cut, easiest way to cut is from here
ETC.
When writing a news story, you can just use SAID. No need for unnecessary fancy
verbs
GRAMMAR:
Phrases lack a subject or verb
Prepositional phrase: contains a preposition and object
The plane flew into the clouds
Appositive phrase: acts as noun and gives us more information about the phrase
The plane, a fighter jet, flew into the clouds
Absolute phrase: does not have subj or verb but modifies broader clause
The pilot, escaping heavy rain, flew into the clouds
- Clauses can be independent or dependent
- The celebrity burst into tears vs. The celebrity burst into tears, after the attendant
told her to put away her phone
Jan 30th, 2017
THREE TYPES OF VERBS:
Transitive
Intransitive
Linking
SUBJ -> V -> OBJ
SUBJ -> V
SUBJ -> V -> DESCRIPTION
27 Jan, 2017
NEWSWORTHINESS
TIMELINESS
AFFECTS/INVOLVES RICH AND FAMOUS
IMPACTS MANY PEOPLE
APPEALS TO CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHIC AUDIENCES
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