Keeping people informed is now a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week commitment.
Once limited by time zones and printing press schedules, news reporting has profoundly changed with the onset of digital communication. Most news outlets have switched to 24-hour news cycles to meet the growing need to deliver the most immediate and compelling news at every hour of every day. The thing is, news never sleeps.By Wendy Bulawa Agudelo
Here’s how the newsroom works
Today’s news,Graham Swift
which may be yesterday’s anyway,
will be eclipsed tomorrow.
A little more on Newsworthiness
and some more info on News Writing Fundamentals
and some tips on I n t r o – Wr i t i n g for Radio News Writing and Broadcasting
First, read this excellent guide to writing news and other story elements on the website Global Voices (you can also volunteer to contribute).
Find a simple press release and write a short news story (200-300 words) and a headline. Sources to try:
- NSW Police Media
- City of Sydney (council) media
- NSW State Government news
- the RSPCA
- Barnardo’s Australia
- The Australian Medical Association
- The Australian Human Rights Commission
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Art Gallery of NSW
- Australian Institute of Sport
- NRL Media
- Australian Cricket
- more sources
If you don’t finish your work in class time, please finish it at home and post it on your blog for next week.