Student Reporting Labs is seeking reflections and/or interviews with students and teachers to explore how teenagers, schools and educators feel about mass shootings in America.
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Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information.
Belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
Media refers to all electronic or digital means and print or artistic visuals used to transmit messages.
All forms of media created with the purpose of informing the public and delivering news through specific mediums such as radio and broadcast stations, digital news organizations and others.
A group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood). It can also be a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.
Immediate, current information and events are newsworthy because they have just recently occurred. It’s news because it’s “new.”
Investigating and explaining, in a critical and clear-eyed way, how people try to solve widely shared problems. Solutions journalism focuses on responses to problems.
People are interested in other people. Everyone has something to celebrate and something to complain about. We like unusual stories of people who accomplish amazing feats or handle a life crisis because we can identify with them.
The people who read, watch and consume news. Often, journalists think about audience and newsworthiness in similar ways. How will the news story serve their local or national audience? Who am I writing the story for and why?
A conversation between two or more people where the purpose is to gather information and facts. The interviewer asks questions and the interviewee provides information based on their knowledge about a specific topic or issue.
When violence strikes or when people argue about actions, events, ideas or policies, we care. Conflict and controversy attract our attention by highlighting problems or differences within the community or between groups. Sometimes conflict can be subtle and manifest as tension.
The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. A generally definition is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. In media-making, creators can have empathy for their subjects and the audience can empathize with the characters.
Camera or Mobile Phone
No editing required. (If you can, please cut the interview into the best sound bites and submit separately)
SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Please use these questions as a guide, not a script. Pick the ones that speak to you and help you tell a story about you or your subject’s experience. Add your own questions and ask good follow up questions. Make sure answers are full sentences. For example: “Adults should know that ….” or “I want to see elected officials …”
ON CAMERA IDENTIFICATION: For the record, please say and spell your full name (first and last) on camera. Also please describe how you want to be identified in this video. For example, “I’m an 11th grade student at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California” NOTE: SRL’S EDITORS NEED THIS INFORMATION AND WON’T BE ABLE TO PUBLISH YOUR VIDEO WITHOUT IT
Before uploading your video, watch it. For video diaries, is it great or should you re-record? Submit your raw video and transcripts using this SUBMISSION FORM to submit your materials. Signed Media Release Forms are required for anyone who appears on camera under 18 years of age. Use this link. You do not need to sign it if you already have this year.
USE/DOWNLOAD: RAPID RESPONSES SKILLS AND STANDARDS CHECKLIST
EXAMPLE OF DESIRED COMPOSITION FOR RAPID RESPONSES:
Subject is looking at the camera, centered, from the chest up, normal headroom.
Use this SUBMISSION FORM to submit your materials. PLEASE LIMIT SUBMISSIONS TO THE BEST 5 PER CLASS. Work individually, with your editor or as a class to identify the most compelling interviews.