How to Create a Media Flowchart in Pages
It's inevitable that people hunger for news and information. According to a 2017 survey by Statista.com that 66 percent of newspaper subscribers in the United States followed national politics and government topics. News is very essential everywhere you go and if it wasn't for the media, no news can't be heard or read. However, there is a process in collecting news and information. Below are steps you can use to create a media flowchart:
1. Get News from Reliable Sources of Information
You can find a lot of news anytime and anywhere like social issues, but it takes a legitimate and reliable source to get those facts. Hard news doesn't have come from unreliable sources; it should come from legitimate sources such as government agencies, people involved in an incident, or the owner of a company. Hence, don't believe in rumors or unverified information that you hear, confirm, and verify it from the real source of information.
2. Gather Details and Write Them Down
Get the essential details from your news sources and list them down. Most hard news contains the basic information that answers the who, what, when, where, why, and how. Balancing the story is necessary, that's why you need to get the victim and the suspect's side and the people involved in the story to make your news unbiased.
3. Filter the News by Editing and Reviewing
The next thing that you are going to do is to write and organize your news story. Make sure that the details are precise and accurate. Don't forget to review and edit your news before submitting it to the editor, who is responsible for checking your news content.
4. Prioritize the Essential News
For the Newspaper: The editor then modifies content and selects stories that are meant on the front page up to the back page. HeShe has the right to decide what photos to publish with the story.
For The Radio: The editor edits the content for the newscast and sometimes checks the voice clips for news support.
For the Television: The editor also checks the news content and what news or videos to air.
5. Create a Layout or Prepare A Line-Up
For the Newspaper: The Layout Artists then decides and designs the layout with the advice from the editor when necessary.
For the Radio and Television: The video editor chooses clips suitable for the news. But sometimes the video editor depends on the advice of the reporter and editor depending on the story.
6. Broadcast or Publish the News
When everything is ready, publishing and broadcasting the news is the next step. You can also use social media to post the sample clips and the news article.
Now, you have the steps, start opening the Apple Pages software on your computer and start crafting your media flowchart layout.
What is a Media Flowchart?
A media flowchart is a kind of chart that displays the flow of the media particularly in spreading the news. It is also a direction to guide new media practitioners in this modern generation.
Why is it Necessary?
It is not an ordinary flowchart but it is a flowchart that needs to be followed to avoid spreading of wrong information. There are a lot of fake news posted by some people on the internet so it has to be clarified and verified with the help of the news personnel that would risk their lives to bring the factual news.
How does a Media Flowchart work?
1. Inside the shapes are steps of how the flow goes in the media industry particularly in the news setup.
2. The lines indicates the links to the shape. However, some are using arrows to show the next step of the process.
3. Some flowcharts uses colors to indicate a meaning of the step while some doesn't have it making the flowchart look simple.
What is a Media Plan?
It is a powerful strategy where you can execute online advertising, campaign, operation, and other sorts of tactics for the media company to reach its goals.
Why should You Trust the Media?
1. It brings factual news
2. It doesn't spread rumors
3. It can change a person's behavior
4. It informs and educates