November 19, 2007 Archives
Read the rest of the booklet.
Post TWO agenda items -- one for a specific chapter/section of your choice, and one that best captures your overall response to the booklet.
(Was listed as a health/sci activity.)
File a short "breaking news" story that uses only the information you were able to gather during today's class exercise... AND file a longer story that incorporates the additional information I will send out sometime Saturday.
The short article (Ex 6A) can be just 100 words or so. it is due at 11 Monday morning.
The longer one (Ex 6B) should be 300-400. It is due by 11 Tuesday morning. (There will be more information revealed Monday morning, after I've had the chance to look at your Ex 6A submissions, so I won't open the Turnitin.com slot for Ex 6B until after Monday's class.)
Upload to Turnitin.com an informal report on your progress for Article 2.
- What interviews have you conducted? (In person, by telephone, by e-mail?)
- What interviews have you scheduled? (In person, by telephone, by e-mail?)
- What interview subjects have you identified, but not yet approached? (In person, by telephone, by e-mail?)
- What background research have you conducted (links to or quotations from specific articles that have helped you begin your work; book chapters, handouts, or other resources that have helped you get started; other planning?)
- What changes, if any, did you make to your angle in order to make it more newsworthy (relevant to a wide number of readers, not just those who already happen to be interested in your chosen subject; tied to an event that is current, not old news; etc.)
- Draft your lead, based on the information you have already gathered.
- Is there a key person that you absolutely must interview, or the story will fall apart?
- If you have already done your most important interviews, good for you!
- If not, what is your backup plan, if it turns out you can't get that interview in time?