Due Friday, April 15
Worth 20 points. All members of group will receive the same grade. (15 percent off for late work)
Team 1 – Sam, Joe, Vin, Stephen
Team 2 – Michael, Margaret, Tommy
Team 3 – Kevin, Sarahjane, Matt, Nery
-To research an issue of public concern
-To present the issue in clear, explanatory fashion
-To educate the audience
-To demonstrate how and why the issue matters in people’s everyday lives
-To combine text, visuals, audio or video, and data/facts in an informative and compelling manner
-To work in a team to report and produce content
-A clear, compelling issue that you can research and educate others about.
-A localized angle to the issue. Something you can access and audience can relate to.
-Use of facts/statistics/data from at least three (3) reputable sources. Facts should be incorporated into the piece and linked.
-Interview at least four (4) people about the issue. People interviewed must be connected to the issue, either through their knowledge, expertise, or personal experience.
-Written text will explain the issue and provide basic information, background and context. Max. 1000-1500 words.
-Multimedia (photos, audio, videos or graphics) will convey how the issue is connected to real people and their lives.
-Issue story must be posted online. Story should have a clean layout and compelling presentation.
-Bylines of all group members should be on text. Individual bylines should be placed photos, videos and multimedia so I know which person captured and/or edited the items.
-Any media you did not capture or create yourself must be attributed and used only with permission of creator.
- Part 1: Breaking Down an Issue Story
- Part 2: Reporting an Issue Story
- Part 3: Assembling an Issue Story
- Part 4: Posting Your Issue Story
Reporting (6 points)
- Choice of topic and localized angle
- Use of facts/statistics/data from at least three (3) reputable sources. Facts should be incorporated into the piece and linked to text.
- Interview at least four (4) people about the issue. People interviewed must be connected to the issue, either through their knowledge, expertise, or personal experience. Full names are required unless nature of topic presents safety issue for source (ie domestic violence or sexual assault).
Writing (7 points)
- Compelling, descriptive headline with key words
- Appropriate bylines and photo/multimedia credits
- Structure (See required structure)
- Grammar, spelling, mechanics
- Clean, compelling writing
- Maximum length – 1500 words
- Hyperlinks to facts/stats/data and other relevant source material
Multimedia (7 points)
- Compelling featured image
- Appropriate choice of media (ie video for action, graphic for statistics, etc)
- Quality of multimedia
- Overall presentation of news story – layout, design, structure