Sample Crime Report
As with the accident reports, a breaking news crime story is typically written overnight, while all the people that you might want to contact for quotes are asleep. The value of this kind of story is that it is filed quickly, and free of errors. Given those restrictions, how much room is there for depth and style?
Breaking news crime story:
Brackenridge man shot fleeing robbery attempt
Since several students in the class have reported frustration or impatience with the short accident report, here's an example of a more in-depth story, written about the latest courtroom development, in a story that was originally covered as a breaking news "crime" story. This is the latest development in an ongoing story; the crime itself is mentioned, but that was weeks ago. What is the actual news in this story?
Plea deal reached in Jeannette enslavement, kidnap case
Dianna Griffin on Sample Crime Report: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/Dia
Andrew Wichrowski on Sample Crime Report: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/And
Kaitlin Monier on Sample Crime Report: Both a little pointless... ht
Jessie Krehlik on Sample Crime Report: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/Jes
Aja Hannah on Sample Crime Report: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/Aja
Michelle Siard on Sample Crime Report: Crimes of Confusion?
Jeanine O'Neal on Sample Crime Report: The Faults of Crime Reporting
Angela Palumbo on Sample Crime Report: Tacky http://blogs.setonhill.
Wendy Scott on Sample Crime Report: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/Wen