Pages 6-8 of the kit is a how-to guide for news packages.
SOUNDBITES • TYPES OF NEWS AND TALK
Pair this with pages 2, 4 and 9 of the kit.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NEWSCAST TOPICS
Campus crime, campus administration, campus politics, sports team,
science and technology, labor relations, college life, residence halls, health issues,
gender issues on campus,School of Medicine, Stanford and the tech community,
Palo Alto development, campus development (construction,traffic, funding),
East Palo Alto crime, immigration.
TRAINING CLASS HOMEWORK
Listen to 33 minutes of NPR (p. 3, follow notes): stream the mp3 from here
Read Accommodating Audiences (p. 2).
Listen to 25 minutes of NPR (p. 3, follow notes): stream the mp3
Read Take the Lead (p. 4). Review Technology, Hospitality & Emailing (p. 10).
Read News Packages (p. 6-8), Guests: Interviews & Actualities (p. 9),
Checklist (p. 11). Office hours start after the exam (5-6 p.m.) — come practice.
General homework: Sketch an outline for your demo tape.
Listen to 1 hour of KZSU, try to pick out the PSAs from the PROs.
Read Burn, Print, Share (p. 10). Memorize phone instructions and how to respond
to an agency email for the test.
General homework: Study for the exam!
General Homework: Talk with your DJ or public affairs host about what they think
you need to do in order to be ready for your music demo or show pilot.