Your fifth regular writing assignment

For your fifth regular writing assignment, you can choose one of two options:

  1. A story (but not simple event coverage) from the Reilly Center’s Sports Communication Summit.
  2. 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:

Links from class

Here are the links to my Roger Maris post, my homecoming blog post, my post on the rescue of the twins and my post on writing as you report.

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