Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Story Ideas Exercise

Story Ideas Exercise, Part II

In your last assignment, you were told to go out on campus and find ideas for interesting news stories for student media.  For Part II, you will take another group's ideas, choose one, then put together a story using the guidelines the other students have provided.  Within your group, one of you has been assigned to serve as the reporter and the other as the editor, as shown below.  Click on your name and it will lead you to the story ideas from which you will choose.

Groups will meet for a few minutes at the beginning of class to decide which story idea to choose and come up with a basic notion of how they will cover it.  Once that is done, we will reconvene and discuss your chosen ideas and how you want to approach them.

You are not required to adhere strictly to their story angles or suggestions -- just use them as a beginning point for putting together an interesting story.  If you want to drastically change the story topic, please tell me why you want to do it.

The story should be a minimum of 500 words, contain a minimum of three interviews, and should go through at least one round of edits.  You both will be graded on the entire package. 

I will offer extra credit to one student who is willing to edit a second story for this assignment. 

You will have a week to get this done.  It will be due by the beginning of class next Tuesday, April 18.

Groups for assignment:

Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Reporter Nathan Canilao Melany Gutierrez Oscar Frias Rivera Irene Milanez Marie Aquino Navin Krishnan Dylan Newman Titus Wilkinson
Editor Sarah Mosteller Kennedy Mayo Hailey Fargo Matthew Gonzalez Alina Ta Vanessa Tran Maya Benmokhtar TBD



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