Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Finding a Local Angle

Finding a Local Angle

Most stories in metro and student media outlets are local in nature, either based in the community or on campus.  However, an important element of news coverage is identifying local angles to larger stories.  Reporters generally find local stories, but it is often incumbent upon editors to look for bigger-picture story ideas.  

For this assignment you will take 15-20 minutes to look at national or international news sites and come up with a story from there that you can cover with an angle unique to San Jose State University.  This can be a tie-in to a particular person or program at this university, or simply a plan of types of people to interview here about a larger story that's relevant to the SJSU audience.  


Class will reconvene in 15-20 minutes and each group will introduce its story idea to the class.  You will then pursue the story and turn in the finished product a week from today.  The story will be a minimum of 750 words and contain at least one photo.


Groups for assignment:

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Jesus Tellitud
Sofia Wright
Erica Lizarrago
Amani Hamed
Don Le
Laura Fields
Sierra Williams
Andrew Glenn
Jarra Gojolo
Adam Yoshikawa
Esmeralda Bautista
Chelsea Nguyen-Fleige
Chris Padilla
Max Miller
Christina Casillas
Brian So



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