Thank you to all who attended Week 1 before the holiday break.
In class, we reviewed the syllabus and the course’s goals. We talked about the history and development of the news industry and watched some relevant video material. Here is a summary of that material, with links to the videos we watched:
JMSC Notes for 0051, 6092 Week 1
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Here are the required readings we talked about:
“State of the News Media 2004, 2005” Content Analysis American Cable TV News:
“Fade to Black”: An opinion piece from the Columbia Journalism Review on the changing use of video in video news. http://www.cjr.org/feature/fade_to_black.php
Writing Broadcast News: Shorter, Sharper, Stronger” by Mervin Block, Bonus Books, 1997 (JMSC)