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University of Georgia
Jour 3410 - News Writing

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BIOM 121 1nd Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I Two videos Outline of Current Lecture II Finishing the Beat III Journalists and Twitter Current Lecture What are some dangers of the beat You can get so caught up that you re writing for who you are covering instead of who your audience is The Beat system is almost too static aligned with institutions that you are missing other stuff All the stories that don t fall into our organizational schema get missed Things that could be beats on campus Student organizations Food Drinking alcohol Health Fashion Greek life Live music Rugby sports at UGA is example of something that could fall through the crack The weakness of the beat system is that we miss some stuff A beat is an organizing system But it doesn t address the changes in how people get news News must be easy as possible to share with your social media of choice Ways Journalists use Twitter To monitor the beats athletics politicians government agencies etc Twitter is used by 17 18 of Internet users Young African Americans use twitter the most To live tweet an event posting while covering a story To point to a story put online often through use of shortened URL These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute To monitor other journalists To engage with the audience To seek out sources Mobile Data Do a better job pushing news out to mobile Audience for TV are older News Attitudes and Habits We all define news differently

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