Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Sidebar Stories Assignment
Sidebar Stories Assignment
For a previous assignment, you were designated as either reporter or editor. For Part 2, you will switch roles and have new partners (see below).
You will work together to develop a story idea based on a local topic that you collectively believe deserves more attention outside our area. The local topic can be specific to SJSU, to San Jose or to the South Bay region.
For this assignment, you are to write a main story and a sidebar story, as discussed in class. The story and sidebar will require a minimum of four interviews and 1000 total words across the two pieces. The main story should be longer and more general, and the sidebar shorter and more specific.
You will meet in your assigned groups for the rest of the class period, then present your story ideas next time. The story will be due a week from Thursday.
Groups for assignment:
Group No. Role Name 1 Reporter Titus Wilkinson Editor Nathan Canilao 2 Reporter Vanessa Tran Editor Melany Gutierrez 3 Reporter Alina Ta Editor Oscar Frias Rivera 4 Reporter Matthew Gonzalez Editor Marie Aquino 5 Reporter Hailey Fargo Editor Irene Milanez 6 Reporter Kennedy Mayo Editor Navin Krishnan 7 Reporter Sarah Mosteller Editor Dylan Newman