For your fifth regular writing assignment, you can choose one of two options:
- A story (but not simple event coverage) from the Reilly Center’s Sports Communication Summit.
- An election-related story.
As I explained in class Thursday, here are some options for each:
For the sports summit
- You could interview speaker(s).
- You could interview people in the crowd about the issues discussed.
- You could curate social media, if the event generates notable discussion there.
- You could fact-check speaker(s).
- You could do outside reporting after event, exploring a topic presented.
- You could write a story that combines a couple of these approaches.
You could write your story about this as a news reporter or as a PR specialist. You also are not limited by the suggestions here. You could choose a different approach.
For the election
- You could cover a campaign event in the community live.
- Your could write a story on a candidate’s position on an issue or comparing candidates’ positions on the same issue.
- You could cover a local candidate’s election-night results (attend the party as they watch results, cover the victory or concession speech, report on the vote, etc.).
- You could interview voters on Election Day after they have voted.
You could write your story about this as a news reporter, as a political communication specialist for a candidate or as a PR specialist for an interest group. You also are not limited by the suggestions here. You could choose a different approach.
You may take both options if you haven’t done your third assignment yet.
Here are slides from the class, which have deadlines for the upcoming stories: