This class is awesome! In only two days, you have learned not only how to blog, but also how to set up news “traps” through:
Putting it all together
On Friday, we’ll put them all together to report and write a breaking news story. Specifically, you will look through the above “traps” to see what’s trending. Then you’ll use what you find — news reports, tweets, blog posts, etc. — to report the big trending story of the moment. Finally, you’ll write your own blog post about the news.
Don’t forget that you are still journalists. That means:
- Use inverted pyramid ledes and story organization
- Write accurately and fairly
- Attribute all facts and opinions to their sources
- Keep yourself out of the story
- Use AP style
Afterwards, we’ll go through the blog posts to see what you came up with. Have fun!