Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Story Ideas Exercise, Part 2
Story Ideas Exercise, Part 2
I've taken the story ideas submitted by the groups last week, rearranged them and reassigned them. Within your groups, you will receive by email two different story ideas proposed by someone else in the class. Choose one of these two ideas and as a group, decide on how you would go about approaching the story. You will make a brief presentation to the class about your chosen story next time.
For this assignment, I will allow each group the following option: If you believe you have a story idea that is better than either of the two you've been assigned, you can go ahead and pursue it instead, but you'll need to explain why you think your idea is superior to the other two. Use the elements of newsworthiness discussed in class to explain why your idea is better than the others.
For the story you choose to pursue, please put together a story plan. This should include:
- The central idea of the story
- Who you believe would be the story's audience(s), on campus or off
- The angles you would use in approaching the story
- The types of people (or specific individuals) you would try to talk to for the story
- Basic questions you would like to see answered by the story
- Potential secondary story ideas related to the topic
You should use the class time to put these elements together into an outline you can present to class next time. This outline can include photos or other visuals if you want, but nothing is required more than a basic text outline of the story plan.
|Group #||Student Names|
|5||Huan Xun Chan