Complete a rough draft of your news article. Your news article must include quotations, paraphrases, and summaries of details from the research and interviews conducted, and each member of your group is responsible for contributing to it. You will turn in one draft for your group that is highlighted to show who worked on which sections. This must be a draft that attempts to meet the expectations of the final draft:
- Establishes an unbiased basis of fact (identifies what is specifically factual); your opinion is not present!
- Includes relevant information and data on the history of the issue, the population affected or involved, and other details found through research
- Presents the perspective of the community through quotes of community members. (use transcripts)
- The use of multiple sources to present factual information and conflicts of opinion.
- All sources are cited! (If detailing the governor’s plans for education, credit the newspaper that originally reported on it, for example)
- Word count: 500-600
Goals are to develop an unbiased informational article on the subject that relies on research and original reporting.
Exemplary Work will include specific details from credible, accurately cited sources, relevant quotes from in-person interviews, a thoughtful history of the subject, and generally inform the reader in a way that feels comprehensive.