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INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING III:FIRES & ACCIDENTS, CRIME STORIES

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LESSON 20
INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING III
DEATH STORIES
Factual Reporting
·  Who--name and identification of deceased person
·  When--time and date
Age at the time of death
·  Where--place of death
·  Why--cause of death i.e. natural or accident
Interpretative Reporting
·  Date of birth of the deceased
·  Parents of the person, their status in society
·  Survivors
·  Previous residence if any, neighbors
·  Education of the person, institutions where he had been studying
·  Occupation
·  Present status
·  Social activities
·  Achievements
·  Special interests & hobbies
·  Survivors
·  Spouse's information
·  Government's promises to the survivors
FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Factual Reporting
What:
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A building is set on fire
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Vehicle/ s met an accident
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Train got off the rails
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Plane had a crash fire
Where: -----------Place--Location
When: -----------Time & Date
How many: ----Number of causalities
Interpretative Reporting
·  Name and identification of persons killed
·  Injured------name and identification
·  The reasons of the event
·  Eyewitness account
·  Police interview
·  Minister's statement
·  Rescues
·  Legal action (investigations, arrests, suits)
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CRIME STORIES
Factual Reporting
What: -----------------Nature of Crime
Who: ------------------The Doer and the Victim
How: -----------------The Way the Crime Is Carried Out
How much: ---------Loss Estimated.
Why: ------------------The Reason of the Crime--Motive
Enmity, Mental disorder, Psychological problem, Poverty, Need, Habit
Interpretative Reporting
·  Background of the criminal
·  Police action--statement of police officials
·  Social Reaction ---- People's interview
·  The interview of accused's relatives
·  The interviews of victims' relatives
·  Legal Action, Investigation, Clues, Evidence, Arrests
·  Follow-ups
COURTS, TRIALS
Factual Reporting
What: -----------The Nature of the Case, the Charge.
Where: ---------- The Session Court, High Court, Supreme Court, and other Special Tribunals
When: ----------- The date on which the case is filed
The date of the hearing
Who: -------------The Plaintiff, the Defendant
The lawyers from both sides
Interpretative Reporting
·  The factual background of the case
·  The progress so far by police while investigation
·  The possible outcome - the range of the punishment court can pronounce for the crime
·  Preliminary hearing
·  Further hearings
·  The arguments of the lawyers
·  Cross argumentation of judges
·  Post decision reaction - expressions of both parties, advocates
PARLIAMENTARY REPORTING
Factual Reporting
When: The date, the session is summoned to be held.
Why: The session is called for special reasons or it is a routine session
Interpretative Reporting
Terms needed in Parliamentary Reporting
The Quorum: It is a situation when at least 1/4th of total members are present in the parliament at the
time of the session.
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Business: Every formal activity within the parliament hall pertaining to the functioning of the parliament.
It may be the launching of a bill or a resolution or an amendment.
Order of the day: The order of the business of a particular day.
Question hour: It is the fixed time in which members put different questions to the ministers.
The names of question raisers
The questions
The action of the speaker
Privilege Motions: If the privileges of a member given to him by the parliament are challenged, he may
bring it in the knowledge of the house. This is called privilege motion.
Adjournment Motion: In case there is a matter that needs to be discussed urgently on emergency grounds,
the motion launched is called Adjournment Motion.
Following details are to be noted:
The nature of the motion
The name of the mover
The answer of the concerned minister
SPORTS REPORTING
Factual Reporting
What: The name of the game. The name of the series. The name of the competition
When: Time And Date
Where: The Place, Stadium
Who: The Teams
Interpretative Reporting
History of the tournaments like: SAF games, Olympics, World cup, Champion's Trophy
Previous Winners
Records & Record Holders
Current teams with players' introductions
Fresh progress is to be sent to the studios every five to ten minute
Round up dispatch is the final report from the stadium that is to be dispatched to the studios as early as
ends the match.
Weather condition during match
Crowd's participation and reaction is must
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Table of Contents:
  1. WHAT RADIO IS:HISTORY OF RADIO, MARCONI –THE INVENTOR
  2. HISTORY OF RADIO:B.B.C. – 1922, Radio in Sub-Continent, PBC SERVICES
  3. OBJECTIVES OF BROADCASTING IN PAKISTAN:Information, Islamic ideology
  4. NEWS VALUES I:CONFLICT, PROGRESS, VICTORY AND DEFEAT
  5. NEWS VALUES II:TIMELINESS, PROXIMITY, NOVELTY, HUMAN INTEREST
  6. NEWS VALUES AND ELEMENTS OF NEWS:MISCELLANEOUS NEWS VALUES
  7. MEASURING THE IMPORTANCE OF NEWS:Intensity of an Event, NEWS STORY TYPES
  8. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES II:SIMPLE TYPES, ILLNESS, DEATH
  9. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES III:Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, Lunar Months
  10. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES IV:COMPLEX NEWS, Forms of Government, Monarchy
  11. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES V:Education, Research, Religion
  12. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES VI:Lifestyles, Receptions, Entertainment
  13. SOURCES OF NEWS I:Network of Reporters, QUALITIES OF A REPORTER
  14. SOURCES OF NEWS II:MONITORING, NEWS/ PRESS RELEASE
  15. SOURCES OF NEWS III:National News Agencies, HARD NEWS, SOFT NEWS
  16. REPORTING:ORDER OF REPORTING, REPORTER’S QUALITIES, Well informed
  17. A SUCCESSFUL RADIO REPORTER:Briefing, Reporter’s Ammunition, Meeting Deadline
  18. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING I:Growth of Interpretative Reporting
  19. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING II:Factual Background, SPEECH STORY
  20. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING III:FIRES & ACCIDENTS, CRIME STORIES
  21. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING I:Thalidomide Scandal, Watergate Scandal
  22. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING II:Identification of the problem, INTERVIEW
  23. TYPES OF INTERVIEW:Hard News Interview, Informational Interview
  24. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW I:Comments and Opinion, Topic must be specific
  25. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW II:Preparation of the Interview, Language
  26. RADIO NEWS GLOSSARY:Actuality, Cut, Voicer, Wrap, Hourly, Lead
  27. FUNDAMENTALS OF NEWS WRITING:Inverted Pyramided Style, Telling the Story
  28. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO I:Language
  29. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO II:Complex numbers
  30. ESSENTIALS OF A NEWSCASTER:Authority, Credibility, Language, Pronunciation
  31. PRODUCTION AND PLANNING:Principals of Planning a Program
  32. PRODUCER & BUDGETING:Strengths of a Radio Program, Budgeting a Program
  33. JARGONS OF PRODUCTION (Continued):Frequency spectrum, Dead studio
  34. TYPES OF TALK:Qualification of a Talker, Essentials of a talk, Vetting a talk
  35. DISCUSSION:Controlled Discussion, Live Discussion, Current affairs
  36. DISCUSSION:Selection of the TopicKnowledge of the Topic, Narrowing down the topic
  37. RADIO FEATURE:Sound Effects, Narration, Dramatic Feature, Religion, Personalities
  38. RADIO DOCUMENTARY:Commentary, History, Persons, Things, Phenomena
  39. DRAMA:Solo plays, Series, Serial, Soap, Components of Drama
  40. SPECIAL AUDIENCE PROGRAM:Children’s Programs, Women’s programs
  41. SPORTS PROGRAM:Live Programs, Recorded Programs, Preparation of OB
  42. THE MUSIC I:Folk Music, Classical Music, Light Music, Pop Music
  43. THE MUSIC II:Classification of Raga In Terms Of Notes, Aado, Khaado
  44. ETHICS & LIMITATIONS OF MEDIA:Domain of Freedom of Media, Defamation
  45. RECAP:What Radio Is, Timeliness, Elements of news, Types of Reporting, Production