Blog 3

Dear all,

This is your task for week 3. Write a paragraph about:

“What makes an interesting personal story?”

Make sure that you:

v -Introduce your idea.
v -Include backgrounds events.
v -Include the main events.
v -Link events to the present in your conclusion.

Your post should be done in no less than 80 words. Write and publish it as soon as it is possible.

Write your comment on Blog 3. Try to respond using your vocabulary and grammar background related to unit 3. Click here to see an example.

DeadlineFriday 21/04/2017

What makes a good story?

A good story is about something the audience decides is interesting or important. A great story often does both by using storytelling to make important news interesting.
The public is exceptionally diverse. Though people may share certain characteristics or beliefs, they have an untold variety of concerns and interests.

So anything can be news. But not everything is newsworthy. Journalism is a process in which a reporter uses verification and storytelling to make a subject newsworthy.

At its most basic level, news is a function of distribution -– news organizations (or members of the public) create stories to pass on a piece of information to readers, viewers, or listeners.
A good story, however, does more than inform or amplify. It adds value to the topic.

The Elements of Journalism, in fact, describes journalism as “storytelling with a purpose.”

Creating a good story means finding and verifying important or interesting information and then presenting it in a way that engages the audience. Good stories are part of what make journalism different, and more valuable, than other content in the media universe.

Research proves two things about good stories:

  1. Treatment trumps topic. How a story is told is more important to the audience than its topic, what it is about. The best story is a well-told tale about something the reader feels is relevant or significant.
  2. The best stories are more complete and more comprehensive. They contain more verified information from more sources with more viewpoints and expertise. They exhibit more enterprise, more reportorial effort.

1 comment:

  1. What makes an interesting personal story is the way you tell the story, the drama of history, the place where the events occurred, which was what happened in that place, with whom you were, there was an accident ?, how long it lasted, if they were hours, days? That memories do you have of that personal history, you remember with fear, with laughter, fear, or would you like that to happen again, those feelings or emotions are those that become interesting to a personal story.