Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Jon DeNunzio: 3 things

GRADED EXERCISE: In the comments section below, add the three things you learned from Jon DeNunzio's presentation. Deadline is 30 minutes before class on Thursday March 27.

14 comments:

Dechele said...

The three most important things I took away from Jon DeNunzio's visit were as follows:

1) Try to avoid cliches.

2) Leave locker room talk in the locker room.

3) Always make your deadlines

Josh said...

Three things Jon DeNunzio:

1. How to be successful: Master the basics - pay attention to detail - write clear and concisely.

2. Cliches - don't write them and keep puns out of your writing.

3. No such thing as a bad quote - only bad questions.

Sean said...

Three things from Jon DeNunzio:

1. Pay attention to detail. style detail must be consistent.

2. People don't look at the big picture often enough.

3. For blogs, they are much quicker than standard reporting, so whatever is the most effective way to tell the story is what works best.

Eric said...

Three things I learned from Jon DeNunzio:

1. To get into the business..get published. Learned from editors to be as objective as possible.

2. Looks for people who pay attention to detail, story generating, hard working.

3. Credibility is in the details.

Latonya said...

Three things I learned from Jon DeNunzio:

1. To get in the business of sports writing you have to get published. People want to see that your work has been edited.

2. Master the basics, don't get the little things wrong.

3. Keep puns and cliches out of your writing.

Phil Murphy said...
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Phil Murphy said...

Three things for Jon DeNunzio:

1. The most important thing is to master the basics. If that can be done, we're ahead of the curve.

2. Minor mistakes are huge in the eyes of those whom they effect. If a reader finds one mistake, they are going to irreversibly assume that more exist.

3. Avoid cliches at all costs. The color in our writing should come from the way we tell the story, not from cheap SportsCenterization.

Brittany said...

Three things I learned from Jon DeNunzio:

1. It is important to get published.

2. You must pay attention to detail.

3. You should use multiple qoutes from different sources in stories.

Nadia said...

The three things I took away from Jon DeNunzio were:

1. If you're going to be a journalist don't be a booster. (in other words don't refer to sports as "our team" or "we're going to do good.")

2. If you want to get into media master the basics and pay attention to detail.

3. Avoid cliché's like the plague.

DannyU said...

3 things I learned from Jon Denunzio:

1. I found it interesting what Jon told us about cliches and the way sports casters use them. I neve thought about it like that but it makes a lot of sense to leave them out.

2. Dont be a homer. Meaning no matter how much you like particular sports teams, you cannot show favoritism. Being objective is difficult but necessary.

3. Leave the locker room talk in the locker room. This is kind of like the cliches spoken about earlier. But some things said in the locker room should stay there.

Will said...

Jon Denunzio 3 Things

1. Getting published is one of the most important things when starting your career.

2. Be careful to follow the style of the publication you are writing for.

3. Avoid cliches at all costs.

Robert said...
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Robert said...

What I learned from Jon DeNunzio:

1. Everything is on the record unless otherwise stated.

2. The smallest detail has an effect on your organization's reputation.

3. Avoid chiches; keep it simple.

Elliot said...

The three things that I learned from Joe Denunzio were:

1. Do not use cliches in your paper. Be original.

2. Reporting is most important. Not crafty words.

3. Work hard. Long hours are worth it.