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‘Dutch’ Van Kirk. Terrific phrasing. “What took only 45 seconds to fall out of a B-29 air plane [sic], would change the world forever...”. Terrific phrasing. “What took only 45 seconds to fall out of a B-29 air plane [sic], would change the world forever...” - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Dutch Van Kirk

Dutch Van KirkTerrific phrasingWhat took only 45 seconds to fall out of a B-29 air plane [sic], would change the world forever...Terrific phrasingWhat took only 45 seconds to fall out of a B-29 air plane [sic], would change the world forever...[sic] Use to indicate that the error is the original writers, not the current author who is merely quoting it exactlyTerrific phrasingWhat took only 45 seconds to fall out of a B-29 air plane [sic], would change the world forever...He is now a frail old man who spend his days battling health problems and playing the game Scrabble.Terrific phrasingWhat took only 45 seconds to fall out of a B-29 air plane [sic], would change the world forever.He is now a frail old man who spend his days battling health problems and playing the game Scrabble.Happiness overcame Van Kirk at that moment when he realized that the bomb had completed its job.More terrific wordsmithingThe air has just rippled like a pebble being dropped into a pool of water.More terrific wordsmithingThe air has just rippled like a pebble being dropped into a pool of water.Years later as Van Kirk sits in a big arm chair in his small, bright inviting house, retelling and reliving that fateful day...

Giving readers what they want...Or is it pandering?Giving readers what they want...Or is it pandering?Some news hacks insist that only they know whats best for readers: This business of giving people what they want is a dope pushers argument. News is something people dont know they interested in until they hear about it... Reuven Frank, former prez of NBC newsHows that attitude working out?By the most tangible and financially significant measure total viewership the story of 2010 was familiar: the audience for network news programs overall continued its quarter-century decline.Network news has lost roughly one million viewers/year for 20 years: Pew Research Center for Excellence in JournalismSo what do readers want?So what do readers want?Theyre in a big hurrySo what do readers want?Theyre in a big hurryThey have short attention spansSo what do readers want?Theyre in a big hurryThey have short attention spansThey want stories that personally connect... craft stories that focus on the reader rather than on the newsmakers: what does it mean to ME?So what do readers want?Theyre in a big hurryThey have short attention spansThey want stories that personally connect... craft stories that focus on the reader rather than on the newsmakers: what does it mean to ME?But they also want stories: real narrative dramas starring real peopleSo what do readers want?Theyre in a big hurryThey have short attention spansThey want stories that personally connect... craft stories that focus on the reader rather than on the newsmakers: what does it mean to ME?But they also want stories: real narrative dramas starring real peopleInnovate or die. Richard Curtis, ex- USA Today

The hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneOwner: New York Times Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed public company. Bought the Sarasota paper in 1982The hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneOwner: New York Times Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed public company. Bought the Sarasota paper in 1982Publisher: Diane McFarlin, el queso grandeThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneOwner: New York Times Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed public company. Bought the Sarasota paper in 1982Publisher: Diane McFarlin, el queso grandeExecutive editor: Mike Connelly, chief news executiveThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneOwner: New York Times Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed public company. Bought the Sarasota paper in 1982Publisher: Diane McFarlin, el queso grandeExecutive editor: Mike Connelly, chief news executiveAssistant Managing Editor, Kyle BoothThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneOwner: New York Times Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed public company. Bought the Sarasota paper in 1982Publisher: Diane McFarlin, el queso grandeExecutive editor: Mike Connelly, chief news executiveAssistant Managing Editor: Kyle BoothCity Editor: Bart Pfankuch, assigns and edits most of the local hard newsThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneAlso has sports editor, national/foreign editor, community news editor, state/regional editor, real estate editor, editorial page editorThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneAlso has sports editor, national/foreign editor, community news editor, state/regional editor, real estate editor, editorial page editorIn addition to news side, also has executives running circulationThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneAlso has sports editor, national/foreign editor, community news editor, state/regional editor, real estate editor, editorial page editorIn addition to news side, also has executives running circulation, advertisingThe hierarchy: Sarasota Herald-TribuneAlso has sports editor, national/foreign editor, community news editor, state/regional editor, real estate editor, editorial page editorIn addition to news side, also has executives running circulation, advertising, and production

Jargon: news slang you gotta knowBroadsheet: Sarasota Herald-Tribune size newspaper

Jargon: news slang you gotta knowBroadsheet: Sarasota Herald-Tribune size newspaperTabloid: smaller newspaper, e.g., The Sarasota Observer and Pelican Press.

Jargon: news slang you gotta knowBroadsheet: Sarasota Herald-Tribune size newspaperTabloid: smaller newspaper, e.g., The Sarasota Observer and Pelican Press. Also a pejorative for sleazy/yellow journalismTerms, terms, termsBy-line: Reporters name and title

Terms, terms, termsBy-line: Reporters name and titleHeadline: Big type, almost always written by copy editors

Terms, terms, termsBy-line: Reporters name and titleHeadline: Big type, almost always written by copy editorsDatelineTerms, terms, termsBy-line: Reporters name and titleHeadline: Big type, almost always written by copy editorsDatelinePull quote/lift-out quote: a juicy quote from story thats given special graphic emphasisTerms, terms, termsBy-line: Reporters name and titleHeadline: Big type, almost always written by copy editorsDatelinePull quote/lift-out quote: a juicy quote from story thats given special graphic emphasisCutline: the copy underneath a photo that explains whats going on

Newser aptitude test:Can you be an ink-stained wretch?Take test on page 29:Assignment for Nov. 29Remember: no class next week 11/22Assignment for Nov. 29Remember: no class next week 11/22Research the Sarasota-Herald Tribune via its website and Wikipedia, etc.Assignment for Nov. 29Remember: no class next week 11/22Research the Sarasota-Herald Tribune via its website and Wikipedia, etc.Research Bart Pfankuch, City Editor

Assignment for Nov. 29Remember: no class next week 11/22Research the Sarasota-Herald Tribune via its website and Wikipedia, etc.Research Bart Pfankuch, City EditorOn 11/29, were visiting the H-T for a tour and session with Pfankuch Assignment for Nov. 29Remember: no class next week 11/22Research the Sarasota-Herald Tribune via its website and Wikipedia, etc.Research Bart Pfankuch, City EditorOn 11/29, were visiting the H-T for a tour and session with PfankuchDevelop list of questions we can ask Pfankuch when we meet with him Assignment for Nov. 29Remember: no class next week 11/22Research the Sarasota-Herald Tribune via its website and Wikipedia, etc.Research Bart Pfankuch, City EditorOn 11/29, were visiting the H-T for a tour and session with PfankuchDevelop list of questions we can ask Pfankuch when we meet with him Meet here on Tuesday 11/29 @10:30Road tripWell carpool to H-T and return to LAF at about 12:45 p.m.