…more on the advance stories

The paper due on Oct. 22 will be an Advance Story, one that alerts your readers to an interesting and newsworthy upcoming event or opening. You see these all the time for scheduled press conferences/announcements, speaking engagements, symposia, exhibit openings, festivals, groundbreakings, etc. Look for all the news qualities we’ve talked about in case: proximity, timeliness,…

Leads and Story Structure/Next Class

Last class we covered lots of ground. We mainly focused on summary leads and what goes into them. The 5Ws (Who, What, Where, When and Why) and How. And the occasional “So What?” We also talked about Delayed ID and attribution. These are all the choices you have to make when deciding what goes into…

Bios

Due tonight is the 3rd person staff bio of yourself. These will be short, one or two paragraphs. Some details you should and could include are your full name, year (freshman, etc.), major (minor), work experience, writing experience (like any editorial position or if you’ve written for publications), extracurricular activities (maybe you’re a member of…

“Staff” bio assignment, due Sept. 10

First, welcome to Writing for the Media Fall ’18! Nice meeting all of you. By a quirk of the calendar, we won’t meet next week, as it’s Labor Day Holiday. Happy barbecuing. When we resume, I will start to delve into “What is news?” How to identify a compelling story, and the basic attributes and…