Monday, April 19, 2010

Keyboarding Blog Post #14: News

How do you regularly get your news?
PART ONE: (Minimum three complete sentences, please)

  • Do you watch news on TV?
  • Do you ever read newspapers?
  • Do you look at online news sites?
  • Which places do you consult?
  • Do you think it is important for people your age to be up to date on news?

PART TWO: (Minimum two complete sentences, please)
Summarize (in your own words) the inverted pyramid writing format (use the following links for your research:


  1. Sometimes i watch the news on t.v. when my dad's watching it. I use to read the newspaper in 3rd period 2 years ago. No i don't look at online news sites. Yes i think it is important for people my age to be up to date with the news because alot of things are happening now a days and you should always know whats going on.

  2. Jessica TornoApril 19, 2010

    I don't watch news on tv so much, because I'm always in a hurry in the morning. I read the newspapers just for the comics, haha. I look at online news sites when I'm bored. It is sometimes important for use to keep up to date, weather wise, and natural disaster wise.

  3. gbildhauerApril 19, 2010

    i usaually see some news on tv when my parents are watching it. i read the sporting green and the sunday adds. kids my age get most of their news from the internet.

    the writing pyramid starts with the most important at the top and the least important at the bottom. it gives you the information in the same order too.

  4. Well I sometimes watch the news, I use channel 2 news. Yes I do use sites to look up the news. I think it is important for kids my age should get inform on the news so they can know what is happening around the world.
    The inverted pyramid is an upside down pyramid that talks about the summary news leads. It’s a way the publishers set up a newspaper

  5. Part 1
    I get my news by looking it up on the internet or by watching either the morning or evening news. I think it’s important to get your daily news because people should be informed of what’s going around them. For example if there are any deadly serial killers, what the weather is, or even upcoming events in the city.
    Part 2
    An inverted pyramid format is basically an outline for a story except in the shape of a pyramid. The bottom is basically your main idea, the middle is your main points/details, and your top is your final detail.

  6. felicia anselmoApril 19, 2010

    I usually read the yahoo news sites that is on the first page. I also watch the news because I’m always curious about what’s happening around where I live and what not. I think it’s important for people my age to be up-to-date with the news because it could affect us physically or mentally. The inverted pyramid writing format is a structure that journalists and other writers use to illustrate the placing of the most important information in text. When writing in this format, you put the most newsworthy information in the beginning and the least newsworthy information at the end.

  7. Rochelle R.April 19, 2010

    I only watch the news on TV unless it's about the elections and I only read the newspaper on Sundays. I check the internet for news every now and then because I want to be informed about what's going on. The places I consult is yahoo and cnn. I think it's important for people my age to know what's going on because it affects not only the adults, but everyone around us.

    To my opinion, and inverted pyramid is a diagram that demonstrates important facts. It is an upside down pyramid that shows how the style of the story should be.

  8. Leiela Kapewa LatuApril 19, 2010

    I normally get news from my parents. They watch it in the morning and of course i dont have time because im getting ready for school. I think its important for people my age to know whats going on because when something happens- it can happen to anyone. No one's invisable so we should all be aware.

    The inverted pyramid wrighting format is an upside down triangle. Its sapose to help you better with writing.

  9. There are many ways to get my regular news, most of the time though it’s probably off the radio or internet. I don’t read the news paper of the regular news that my mom watches in the morning, but if anything she will tell me too. But I think it is important for people my age to know the news, especially since the world is getting so crazy, and how anything could happen at any minute.
    The inverted writing pyramid format, I think is very straight forward, just says the facts, or what happened bluntly. It narrows the point down more and more until it gets to its one point.

  10. Usually I resort to the telelvision to get my news. I try and watch the news every night in order to keep up with current events and whats going on in our country and the world. I feel it is very important for not only kids my age to keep up with the news, but also people of all ages to keep up to date with whats going on.

    The inverted pyramid is a method of journalism that places the most important information first. It is the most widely preferred method in writing news stories.

  11. I get my news from news channels and the internet. I should be more informed, but like everyone else I'm pretty busy with life. I do think we should get more informed, but we're lazy.

    A pyramid writing format is a brain storming technique. It gets info sorted and then narrows it down to help formulate ideas.

  12. Mariana ValdezApril 19, 2010

    I do watch news on TV every now and then, because of my mom.
    I do not read newspaper though, but if I see a newspaper near me I’ll read it.
    I think it is important for people our age to watch news or read about them because we have to know what’s going on in the world, what things we should do better or be careful with.

    The inverted pyramid writing format each tip pointing has its own meaning, either it’s a most newsworthy, average newsworthy, or least newsworthy. This way it is easier to know more about the news importance.

  13. I get my news from the TV in the morning, sometimes. I don’t really read newspapers, but I do sometimes also look online when I can. I think it is important for people my age to be up to date with what is going on and to see what is happening.
    The inverted pyramid means an upside down triangle that the top is horizontally and the bottom pointing down. It’s like a summary of the news. You put the important information at the top and while going down, you put the information that follows it in order

  14. Neriel RebolosanApril 19, 2010

    I sometimes watch the news on T.V. mostly before going to bed. But I end up falling asleep on it. I also read the newspaper, but not as much. I mostly read the school newspaper because it gives me information about an upcoming event and sometimes, it also gives out information from outside of school. The only problem about school newspaper is that it is not a daily paper. It only comes in like once a month or so. Every time I log on to my Yahoo account, I always try to find out if there is any good news and not just on sports or tips for saving money, cars, or even tips for dating. The place where I would consult mostly are places that we feel more into, like some prefers papers than television news. And some likes it the other way around. A lot of people don't really care where or what the news comes from as long as they hear the news. I think it is important that teens my age should be up to date on news because it can give us information to share to friends and the school, like how the students who are taking a Government class like me do need to know about what is going on in our Economy because the word "Government" also prefers to the U.S. Economy. And we also get credits for participation.

  15. The closest things to “watching the news on TV” or “reading the newspaper” that I can get is that I watch the news whenever a family member is watching it (and, if it’s the Chinese news, then I ask my parents to translate for me), or I look at the pictures on the Chinese newspapers that my parents always buy on Sundays. In truth, I get all the news I need from my friends or my brother, who always discusses whatever big event happened with my dad, or from the rare times I read Yahoo News. If I could, I would probably read the Chinese newspaper, but my Chinese (my first language) is actually worse than that of my six year old cousins. Personally, I don’t think it’s important for people my age to be up-to-date with the news, but it’s good for discussing with friends when you have absolutely nothing else to talk about. It’s a lot better than gossiping about people that actually need self-esteem boosts, after all.

    The inverted pyramid is a format used by journalists to easily summarize a news article. Because they have strict deadlines and limited space on the newspapers, they have to make sure that there will be enough room for the important details. The headline catches the reader’s attention, followed by a summary of what happened. Details are the lowest in priority because the article can actually do without it, so it’s at the bottom of the upside-down pyramid. Hence, the area of the inverted diagram per part of the article shows its importance; the most important thing is the fat base of the pyramid, which gradually turns into the tiny point-edge of the pyramid to symbolize the unimportance of the details.

  16. Patricia E.April 19, 2010

    I read online articles and catch up on current events by reading and watching news online. I think it’s important for people my age to be up-to-date on news, because it’s important and it tells us things we should be aware of. If there was a shooting nearby then you would want to know about that or at least hear about it from a reliable source.
    Newspaper articles are written in a form of writing called, an inverted pyramid. It’s like an upside down triangle, which lists the least important and most important information in a diagram. The top lists more details and covers more criteria than the bottom part of the pyramid.

  17. Yes I watch TV on the news sometimes when its on in the kitchen or in my Grandparents room and I also hear it on the radio too when I`m in the car or in my room

    The inverted pyramid writing format is a writing format that newspapers use that basiclly puts the most important information at the top the when, where, why, woh`s and stuff in the middle and the smallest and not as important details at the bottem.

  18. Khyrstyn PApril 19, 2010

    1) No I don't watch news on TV. Most of it gets me angry or annoyed.
    2) I don't get newspapers where I live, but I will read it if a friend has one I can borrow.
    3) I don't usually look up news sites but Yahoo! News can be very informative.
    4) I usually just read the paper or go online for news.
    5) For teens today? Yes I do think it's important for us to know the news.

    An inverted pyramid format is when you have the most important and interesting fact at the very top and the events that followed in order toward the bottom tip of the triangle. It’s basically an upside-down triangle where the most interesting and substantial fact or statement is at the very top of the triangle, and the least substantial fact at the bottom.

  19. PART 1
    1. yes, i watch news sometimes when there is nothing good on t.v.
    2. i read newspapers during 3rd period, my 3rd period teacher supplies us with newspaper to read during reading period., i dont go online and read the news.
    4.the news papers i read are the san mateo daily, and the San Francisco chronicles.
    5.yes, people should read news more often, so they can know whats happening around them.

    PART 2
    1. an inverted pyramid is a structure that journalists use to place the most important information within the first pages of the news paper.

  20. i watch daily news on tv to get updated on my stuff. i also watch stuff like sprtscenter and espn news to keep me updated in the sports world. i also use the internet when the news on tv isnt on.

    the inverted pyramid is a form of writting that can show information in a easy format.

  21. PART ONE: I usually ask my mom and dad or watch the news. Yes I watch the news on TV. Thats where I usually get my information from. I watch the news on TV on everymorning. I don't usually read the newspaper. My unlce or dad keeps it around the house and sometimes ill just pick it up and read it. I sometimes go online and read the news. I pull up a window and sometimes on a page it shows the news and ill read it if it catches my eye. I do thinks its important for kids my age to keep up with the news because if they didnt they wouldnt know what was going on in the world.
    Part TWO: The inverted pyramid to me is when the more important information is at the top and the least important information is at the bottom.

  22. Well when it comes to the news I always watch it on TV in the morning before school while I am waiting waiting for my mother to get ready for work. I like watching the news on TV it wakes me up in the morning. Well besides our school news paper I don’t read regular news papers like the San Francisco Chronicles for example. I don’t really use the internet to look up the news unless I am trying to find out about a certain story that I wanted to know more about that I saw on the TV. I do think that people my age need to watch or be more up to date with the news because everyone should be aware of what is going on in the world it’s a good info source that we have and everyone should take advantage of that, I the news is important.