problem 1: prepare brief definitions or descriptions of the given terms:
a) Death knocks
d) Inverted pyramid
e) Agenda setting
i) Pseudo events
problem 2: What elements contribute to giving value to a news story and how would you evaluate their relative significance?
problem 3: Journalists are sometimes needed to develop a news story into a more detailed feature.
a) How would you differentiate between a news story and a feature?
b) How would you approach differ in writing the starting, middle and end of each?
problem 4: The Internet has transformed journalism in lots of ways. What are the main strengths and advantages of online news and what new opportunities has it made for journalists working in the more traditional areas of broadcast and print, specifically when dealing with a breaking news story?
problem 5: Whatever platform you are working on, when it comes to covering the courts, traditional reporting restrictions continue to apply. There are ten main issues covered by the term ‘reporting restrictions’. List and state as many of those as you can remember.
problem 6: Contacts are the most significant. It’s a simple problem of never throwing away a phone number’. So prepare Hudson and Rowlands, however why are they so significant and how would you go about building your contacts book?
problem 7: What do you mean by investigative journalist? David Spark has recommended a number of principles for the investigative journalist. What are they?
problem 8: describe the main features and organization of a modern multi-platform newsroom, and compare it with the traditional print newsroom.