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Journalism Topics and Rhetoric (by category)

february 29, 2020 Sean
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Political Journalism Rhetoric and Phraseology

The rule of thumb is to use around 6 keywords or phrases per minute to have your story read or sound like an interesting ride.

Dates and times:

  • On a gray December morning in 1981 (year)
  • Within hours
  • Every night at seven-thirty
  • In the winter of 1989
  • Sixteen years ago

People:

  • Anna Semborska (interesting name)
  • Semborska (last name)
  • Who was seventeen (age)

Locations:

  • In Warsaw (interesting location name)
  • In a little town called Swidnik, near the Czech border
  • In the center of town

Phrases:

  • Pushed the boundaries
  • Of what people in Poland could say
  • Under Communist rule
  • Although it had been
  • With the rise of the labor union
  • One story involved the dogwalkers
  • State-run television
  • Silent act of protest and solidarity
  • We refuse to watch
  • We reject your version of truth
  • The rise of public opinion
  • At best, they could try
  • Leaders of the movement
  • Owed a good deal to the coming
  • And the effect it had on
  • Walesa asked rhetorically
  • In retrospect,
  • Looking at the evolution of
  • We may wonder if
  • Euphoria of the moment
  • Less a reflection of
  • Naivete
  • Burst of optimism
  • Coming from a part of the world
  • Its power to do good
  • In the emerging democracies
  • A group of journalists gathered in Prague
  • That had subverted it with
  • That undermined freedom
  • Freedom of thought
  • Implicit
  • Much of the discourse
  • Lack of reflection about
  • Dominate the twentieth century
  • License
  • When we began our journey to
  • Were likely to provide
  • When pressed to account for
  • Newsrooms were insulated from
  • Working in the public interest
  • These simplistic questions
  • Were more harmful
  • Skepticism
  • Invited skepticism from the public
  • Ability to comment openly
  • Impassioned
  • Virtuous
  • By their silence, newspeople
  • Smug, moralistic idealists
  • Journalists failed to think
  • Imagine their motives were so virtuous
  • Open and competitive marketplace
  • The simplistic refrain
  • Is exposed
  • Anyone with a computer can claim to be
  • The norms of profession
  • Are being pulled and redefined
  • Sometimes abandoned altogether
  • Perhaps, some suggest
  • Now anything can be seen as journalism
  • On closer examination
  • The techniques they employ
  • But by something more basic
  • For all that has changed about journalism
  • If not always well served
  • Since the notion of a
  • There exists a clear theory
  • News’s function encompasses several elements
  • Knowledge rooted in reality
  • Serve as a watchdog
  • Push people beyond complacency
  • Offer a voice to the forgotten 
  • One of the most innovative thinkers about
  • At its best, as we will also show
  • Today, ironically,
  • The long standing theory
  • The purposes of journalism are being challenged
  • At odds with

Reference:

Kovach, Bill, and Tom Rosenstiel. The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect. Three Rivers Press, 2014.

Business Journalism Topics

  • Companies from all over the world
  • A company’s org chart and issues concerning any level of the hierarchy
  • Economy, producers, consumers
  • CEOs and their personal lives
  • Roles of people
  • Anything to do with money, revenues, salaries, sales, severance, etc
  • Different industries
  • Domain knowledge of an industry and/or a company
  • The rise of companies
  • The fall of companies
  • Key points/milestones that companies or people surpass
  • IPOs, public vs private companies
  • Business books
  • Quarters, years, decades
  • Peoples tweets
  • Changing cast of characters
  • Linking companies and people with a common thread
  • The fall of powerful people
  • Startups
  • Future innovations
  • Investing

Entertainment Journalism Topics

  • People
  • Projects
  • The amount of money people and projects earn
  • Circles of people, friendships
  • Dating relationships
  • Weight gain and loss
  • People plug into the system at different places, in different mediums, for different projects
  • Personal stories
  • Casts
  • Reactions
  • Fashion
  • Parties
  • Reveals
  • Award shows
  • Project domain knowledge, music mixing, video production, directing
  • Popularity of music and movies, sales, records sold, streaming numbers
  • Cars they’re driving, their homes
  • Footage of them in public
  • The rise of stars
  • Usually more physically active people than in other industries
  • Convictions
  • People must be recognized
  • Arm the public with tools for health, diet, and exercise
  • The gatekeeper metaphor
  • Gossip
  • Vetted to be made public
  • More
  • Exclusive access
  • People’s businesses
  • Local information
  • Police
  • Meetings with politicians
  • Shrinking
  • Monopoly over mediating information
  • Hollywood walk of fame, star

Sports Journalism Topics

  • Different conclusions for different atheletes
  • Trades
  • Meditation, mind prep
  • Game statistics
  • Physical capabilities
  • Physique
  • Spouses
  • Small movie and music roles
  • Social media
  • Connections with people from other domains
  • Athletes' business interests
  • Player improvement and decline
  • Training
  • Team organizations
  • Endorsement deals
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Teams
  • Key points or milestones that people and teams surpass
  • Hall of fame
  • Apparel
  • Sport/game strategy
  • Announcers, play by play and game analyst
  • Game technology
  • Stable strong teams
  • Linsanity
  • Convictions
  • Dating relationships
  • Gatekeepers
  • Fans
  • Game audience
  • Top players each year, of all time
  • Playoffs
  • Championships
  • Scandals
  • Maintain order of popularity of sports
  • Drafts
  • Sports rules and regulations
  • Positions and their functions
  • Managers
  • Charity programs
  • Formal events
  • How they dress before and after sporting events, fashion
  • Talk with fans
  • Salaries
  • Sense maker
  • Turn information into knowledge
  • Levels of college, minor leagues, majors
  • Tournaments
  • Seasons
  • Preseasion
  • Olympics
  • MVPs
  • Sponserships
  • Jersey numbers
  • Team locations
  • Sporting venues
  • Sports gear

Science/Technology/Health

  • New happenings
  • Domain knowledge
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