Published on April 26, 2014
Mass Media & Reporting
General Introduction News Gathering and news writing is a professional job undertaken by reporters at various level in different media organization. Reporting is an essential activity in all kinds of media organizations A professional field
Mass Media Print Media a) News paper b) Magazine c) Books Electronic media a) Radio b) T.V c) Internet Outdoor Media a) Hoarding b) Poster c) Wall Painting d) Banners e) Pamphlet f) Leaflet g) Sky writing h) Balloons i) Brouchers etc
• A newspaper is a regularly scheduled publication containing news, information, and advertising, usually printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007 there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a day. • List of some Newspapers 1. The Tribune 2. Times of India 3. The Hindu 4. Mid-Day 5. Newsline 6. Indian mirror 7. Front Time 8. Business Time 9. India Express 10. The news Today 11. Danik Jagaran 12. Dainik Bkaskar 13. Punjab Keasri
Magzines Femina -Fashion Magazine Down to earth -Environmental Frontline -News Magazine Vogue -Fashion Magazine Marg –Art Magazine Beyond the news -News magazine Entrepreneur -Business Magazine The Perceptive Mind -General interest Forbes -Business Magazine
Radio in india Came in the year 1921 List of Radio stations 1. Big fm92.7 2. My FM94.3 3. Radio One 95 4. Gyan Vani 105.40 5. Suryan FM 93.5 6. Super FM 91.9 7. Red FM 93.5 8. AIR FM Rainbow 101.3
T.V • There are currently 515 over-the-air and satellite television channels available in India . Hindi television channel have the highest market share and are available throughout the country. In addition to that, numerous regional channels are available for selective regions. • T.V Channels in India 1. Star plus 2. Colors 3. Zee t.v 4. DD national 5. 9X 6. Sub T.v 7. Star Utsav 8. Sony 9. Star one
Reporting • Reporting is a process of collection and reporting of data that is made readable to the audience .The people who collect the news are called as reporters. Various Media are_______ Print media(newspapers, magazines); Broadcast media (radio stations, television stations, Television networks), And increasingly Internet-based media(World Wide Web pages, blogs).
Principles of Reporting
REPORTER • A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. Reporters gather their information in a variety of ways, including tips, press releases, sources (those with newsworthy information) and witnessing events. They perform research hrough interviews, public records, and other sources. The information- gathering part of the job is sometimes called "reporting" as distinct from the production part of the job, such as writing articles.
Reporter’s Responsibilities Reporters are the eyes and ears for any news channel as they move around in a range of beats through out the day and gather the news items from various sources. They get back to the news desk and make the news stories for the preparation of different bulletins. There are following functions of a reporter: • To cover the city events • To lead the production team • To make the news reports • To move into respective beats • To go to press conferences
• To rewrite a news • To edit a news • To make the quick decisions • To select a newsworthy occurrences • To investigate the reasons of an incidents • To write down follow-up stories • To have acquaintance with existing situations • To have general knowledge
•To have time management •To be a team leader •To be good at language •To follow press laws •To abide by codes of ethics •To be socially responsible •To avoid sensationalism •To have decision power
•To attend the media briefings •To gather the news •To dig out the news •To have liaison with PROs •To get the relevant documents •To write a news
Training of a reporter • Working with a videographer/Journalist • Conducting interviews • Developing solid news judgment • Writing compelling copy to B roll sound bites • Narrating or “tracking” your script(VO) • Producing a professional news package • Learning high journalistic standards and ethics • Critical analysis of current happening
Reporting for different media • TV news reporting requires the same core values of accuracy and impartiality as other types of journalism – but the unique demands involved in providing video illustration mean broadcast producers and reporters must also develop creative approaches to telling each story. • Radio uses voices and sounds as newspapers use pictures - to illustrate or emphasize a story. News can be more interesting and more effective when the listeners hear the event taking place or hear the voices of those making it "happen.“ • Newspaper reporting is little different as it has no relation with sound and moving visuals. It contain still pictures and text. But same measurements and parameters are followed in this type of reporting also.