Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Elements of breaking news

From Amy Eisman's talk on Elements of a Breaking News Story:

-- Get the news and post, post, post.
-- Create links to related sites.
-- Seek audio and video.
-- Scan the blogs.
-- Find documentary evidence (arrest affidavits, for example).
-- Monitor reader comments.
-- Post archived stories.
-- Create maps and news graphics.
-- Request readers' comments/accounts.
-- Photo galleries.
-- Post announcements of upcoming news conferences.
-- Create a breaking news blog.
-- Build timelines.
-- Create breakout boxes.

Kevin Abourezk

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