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.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT USE CORONAVIRUS AS THE TOPIC FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.
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.