Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This news clip displayed flow and coordinated the narration with the clips, there were a variety of shots which were all steady and each shot told the story. There was also a very good display of natural sound behind the voice of the narrator which made the viewers feel more apart of the story.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
- The story typically opens with a specific example
- A nut graf relates that example to a ore general point and explains what the story is about
- The body of the story provides support for the general point
- The story typically ends with another anecdote or description - often featuring the person or people featured in the lead - or speculates on a future development related to the lead
I found a story in the Washington Post that implies this formula. This article contains all of the four sections that is described in a "Wall Street Journal" Formula. The opening paragraph in the story is very specific. The nut graf explains in great detail what the story is about followed by the body of the story which includes quotes from the main character of the article. The story concludes with a quote, which may not be the best ending for this type of formula, but it ends with an interesting description and leaves the reader wanting to continue with the story.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Many writers choose to use summary leads but there are many other feature leads that may come in use. The different feature leads give writers room to stretch out and gradually draw the reader into the story. Other feature leads include anecdotal leads, narrative leads and descriptive leads.
There are two stories I found in the Baltimore Sun that I believe represent very well-written feature leads. For some reason my link won't work so just click on the following links to view the stories:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
In the Winter 2009 edition Iota Delta (Towson's Zeta chapter) was recognized for their amazing dedication and efforts shown at the 1oth anniversary of the Redskin's Think Pink game. 70 members of Towson's ZTA attended the game at FedEx Field on October 12. At the game more than 42,000 Think Pink ribbons were handed out to Redskins fans thanks to the ZTA sisters.
I agree with the reporter that what we did was remarkable and very inspirational but I think it would add more to the article if there was a quote from one of the Zeta sisters. Philanthropy events mean a lot more to us than people would expect and hearing a direct quote from a sister about how the day affected her would probably be more heart touching to the reader. There is a picture of someone places the pin on someone's chest but I think a more effective picture would be one of the sister's interacting with the fans before the game. Seeing how many people supported us and our efforts to help fight breast cancer is ultimately breathtaking.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
My beat will not only cover my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, but all other sororities and fraternities on campus. I feel like this beat topic is the best choice for me.