All of the newspaper journalist pairs will be provided with the following equipment:
-1 laptop computer with Microsoft Word -1 handheld USB audio recording device with earphones
At the JEMUN Conference, Newspaper Journalists will follow the planning to production steps shown below.
Step #1:Learn about the agenda topic you will be reporting on before you come to the conference by reading books, doing research online, and learning new important vocabulary. If you will be interviewing a guest speaker, make sure you do research about them before the conference.
Step #2:With your journalist partner, brainstorm the event/situation/happening/subject you’d like to report on. Some of this brainstorming can be done in advance, but a majority of it will be done at the conference.
Step #3:Once you have a specific direction and focus on what you and your partner would like to report on, plan the outline of your story with your partner.
Step #4:Make a list of your potential sources. This is where you will get the credible information you need to write a trustworthy news article.
Step #5:Interview your sources. Verify the information received.
Step #6:Write you lead with your partner. This can be the most important news or most interesting thing that comes out of your session. The lead is reinforced by the second paragraph a quote that comes from the speaker who provided the most important news or most interesting thing that comes out of your session. The third paragraph is called a "nut graph" that provides the context for the most important news/most interesting thing. This paragraph includes the who, what, when, where, why and how: who made the statement, why was it made, how, when and where was it made. The rest of the article adds details so the reader can learn more about this news or thing that you have chosen in your lead.
Step #7:Finish editing your writing according to the JEMUN Journalism guidelines.
Step #8:Get your article, title, and photos checked by the editor-in-chief.
Step #9:Save your article as a PDF and name it with your meeting room and article #. Example: meeting room two, third article would be: M2(A3).pdf
Step #10:Put your PDF article on the provided USB memory stick.
Step #11: Give the editor-in chief an article submission request form and the article on the provided USB memory stick.
Step #12:The editor-in-chief will inform the newspaper team when their article has been uploaded by returning the request form.
Step #13:The newspaper team will update the coverage board.
Step #14: Give your partner a high five and start brainstorming your next story!
All of the JEMUN Newspaper Journalists are required to do a JEMUN pre-conference assignment. This is due on or before June 12th, 2017.
JEMUN goes beyond most traditional MUN conferences by providing participants with a variety of unique educational learning opportunities. Students can be a Country Delegate, Video Journalist, Newspaper Journalist, Podcast Journalist, Cartoon Journalist, Videographer, Social Media Journalist, Translator, Interpreter, Country Delegate using LEGO, Chair, Assistant Chair, Editor-in-Chief, or Magazine Editor. While the conference language is in English, there are also journalism roles in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. To avoid disappointment, apply early for JEMUN 2017. If you have any questions about the conference, don't hesitate to get in contact. See you at JEMUN 2017!