Week 12 Breaking News Reporting
Week 12, April 18
Today we’re going to talk about reporting on breaking news.
Breaking news sources:
Authoritative — city officials; police, fire, emergency workers; people who can speak with authority about this particular breaking news event
Experts — researchers, professors, non-governmental organization leaders who can provide context, history, background data
Victims, victims’ families — people who have been injured or family members of people who have been hurt or killed
Witnesses — people who have witnessed a breaking news event but weren’t hurt or personally involved
Person on the street reaction — regular folks who didn’t directly witness breaking news but can provide reaction to it.
Also on the agenda:
Preparing your final project outline