ERIC Number: ED317441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Covering the Global Village: A Handbook for the Student Press.
Geared to student journalists and their advisors, this handbook demonstrates how different journalism techniques can be used to cover developing nations issues locally. News briefs are timely, short stories that give an overview or summary of a news topic. A news event is similar to a news brief in that the event being covered must be current and the coverage should be thorough in as short a story as possible. A profile is a description of a program, group, or business. This type of story does not need to be timely. A personality portrait uses a person as a window on societies and living conditions. An in-depth story is one that requires a news hook and coverage of all sides of an issue. The explanations of how to write these types of stories are accompanied by sample stories, that illustrate the important points. Instructions are given for setting up an issues forum and for interviewing. A resource list is included of 81 international organizations that may be contacted for information on such topics as children in difficult circumstances, child survival and world health, the environment, population, foreign aid and trade, hunger and poverty, women in development, community-based resources and speakers, and development in general. The handbook also contains a glossary and additional model stories that fit into the news brief category. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Youth Work Center, Washington, DC.; Children's Express, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Youth Communication, Washington, DC.