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A day in real news delivery

The class's own newsletter

1. Start a class magazine project. Cookie two different news your class to my own magazine.
  • What new and current events have taken place at your school?
  • Remember the basic questions of the news who, what, where and when.
  • You can also interview an expert in the matter, i.e. a classmate or teacher.

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2. Take a picture for your article and write a caption for it.

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In real news delivery

Hello and welcome to the editorship of Uutispäivä magazine!
I'm Pete Editor-in-Chief and I'm introducing you to our editorial.
There's a big team of journalists, photographers, graphic artists and editors working here. They are all professionals in their field who know the laws and regulations and have studied for their profession for many years.
We journalists comply journalist's instructions. They contain the most important instructions on freedom of speech, use of sources and correcting errors, for example. A journalist's work involves a great responsibility to ensure that readers and listeners receive correct and unbiased information.
Let's start getting to know the newsroom. The hottest news of the day is written here. The news tells the reader something new and current. The news answers the questions who, what, when and where. For example: The bears woke up from hibernation yesterday in Korkeasaari.
The news is often accompanied by an interview. The reporter can ask for additional information from people who are experts in the subject of the news. In our example news, additional information could be asked from the zoo keepers. We could ask, for example, whether the bears woke up at the normal time or earlier or later than usual. An additional question could be what the bears do immediately after waking up. This way we would get the following news:

The bears woke up from hibernation yesterday in Korkeasaari
News day, reporter Repe Kettunen

The Korkeasaari zoo experienced a surprise yesterday when the bears woke up earlier than normal from their hibernation. "Usually the bears sleep until March, but this winter they woke up already in the middle of February," says the zoo's responsible bear keeper Otso Ohtonen. After waking up, the bears sniffed the fresh air for a while and then went to play in the snow. "Initially, the bears are not awake for long periods of time, but go to sleep several times a day," says Ohtonen. The bears were offered a hearty meal, as they were very hungry after a long hibernation.
The male bear seemed sleepy after a long hibernation.

Now we can continue our journey to the photo studio. A group of photographers and photo editors work here. Photographers take the pictures for our news and photo editors choose the best pictures and edit them if necessary. The news picture is authentic: its people and events are real, not manipulated. The picture is related to the title and the content of the story. The news photo is often also accompanied by a caption.
Next, we will get to know the editor to work. They check the language of stories written by journalists and correct spelling and grammar mistakes. For example, capital letters, periods and commas must be in the correct places. In news work, it is really important that the text is clear and correctly written. Do you always remember the importance of spelling?
When the texts and pictures are ready, the stories are sent to the typewriter, who prepares the pages of the magazine for printing. He plans the appearance of each page, the places of images and texts and possible advertisements in their own places. The typewriter chooses the fonts and font sizes and makes sure that every page looks good.
The finished magazine files are sent to the printing house, which prints paper versions of the magazine for sale. The digital magazine is published on the magazine's own website.