Kare11.com with Mike Pomeranz
For this Assignment I attempted to get to watch the news for days. I kept getting in two minutes after it started or having to break up a fight between my kids and missing half of it. I ended up having to watch a recap posted on the web which eliminated the weather and the ads. Looks like sports was gone also. I still had to hit the rewind many too many times just to see this though.
I do regularly watch the news. I enjoy it. I tend to watch cheerful news over crazy or dire news. Local more than national though I do enjoy the BBC.
Short preview of top stories
• boil water in WI
• Police Search
• Floods in AK
Dozens of people missing in Ak floods.
*16 dies as flood waters go through campground. Dozens missing. Watchita National Forest, Albert Pike recreational area. Happened overnight on Thursday.
Shots: Mix of interviews with flood victims and rescue agencies. B-roll of flood footage.
Style: Mix of narration and interviews.
*Story done by NBC national news. Lead into and followed up by local broadcaster Mike Pomeranz .
MPLS police looking for man who has been breaking in and threatening women over last three weeks.
Imagery: map of locations of attacks. B-roll of buildings and printout of 911 calls.
Interviews with police and local residents.
* as a final emphathis to the seriousness of the occurrences the female anchor gives a police description of the assailant and information on contacting police if he is seen.
Story by Julianna Olsen who did the wrapup on the end. Leadin done by male anchor . Mike Pomeranz
Type: Public Alert
Boil your Water
Prescott WI well somehow got contaminated by a bacteria that causes flu like symptoms. Any water to be digested must be boiled. City is going to chlorinate and flush the holding tanks and distributions system.
Imagery: mix of interviews and b-roll of shots around town
Interviews are with locals and city officials.
Story by Jana Schull leadin and out by Mike Pomeranz the male anchor
Type: Public Alert/ Informative
Ecoli cases linked to raw milk have grown to 8. Source is thought to be raw unpasteurized milk.
This is an update to previous stories.
Done by Mike Pomeranz
Type: Update to previous story
Nurse Strike Affecting 14 hospitals lasted for 1 day Friday.
14 metro hospitals affected and said to be motivated by patient safety. 2800 temp nurses were shipped in from all over the country for phenomenal pay of 1600 to 2200 dollars plus travelling expenses. Staffing will be back to normal as patient levels come back to normal.
B-roll of striking nurses walking line and airport congestion of nurses.
Interviews with doctors and nurses.
Anchor and story: Mike Pomeranz.
Oil in gulf spill is far more than previously estimated.
Story is an update to previous stories.
All b-roll with narrative overlay.
All by Mike Pomeranz
Belinda Jensen hosted Second annual Abby's Hope Safety event
Edina Police and Hennepin Cnty worked together to give pol safety tips to kids.
Unemployment levels, who is unemployed and who is affected. New state study.
Racial gap in unemployment levels. How one black man has gotten past it when 1 in 5 blacks are currently unemployed.
Interviews and narrative. B-roll of northeast Minneapolis, documents, and barbershop scenes.
Seal escapes the London zoo and is found in Spain.
How did he get there?
I like to watch the news on this station because they don't make you feel like you need to build a bomb shelter to protect ourself after viewing it. I have noticed some of the other stations to be almost creating a sense of paranoia for their viewers. No good. News needs to be informative, not panic inducing. Mike Pomeranz has a great tv voice and appearance. No crooked wigs or overdone make up for him. He is backed up with a good crew of weather, sports, and morning personalities. He is a Don Shelby in the making.
Kare 11 does some nice variety. This night it looks to be a lot of weather and environment related along with jobs.
Assignments related to this.
Have your students watch a student tv network such as Channel1 News. They then need to jot notes throughout. Required elements to be noted are to include
Focus Statement, Objective and Topic, Length, Type of footage.
What worked in the report.
What did not work.
How it could have been changed.
Going through one news cast you can get about 6-8 stories. It is an intense section of time as they try to madly take down info.
Afterwards during the discussion see what stories stuck out to them and why.
Create your own news story.
FInd a topic and focus and create a 2 minute(or less) story that tells the story. THIS STORY SHOULD RELATE TO THE LOCAL AREA OR SCHOOL.