Prompt 8: News Writing
- “Mental health needs soar at St. Thomas,” by Simeon Lancaster, Tommie Media, St. Thomas University, May 12, 2017
- “Feminine products kept hiddenFeminine products kept hidden” by Anya Lomsadze, The Southerner Online, Henry W. Grady High School, Dec. 18, 2017
- “In the Dark: records shine light on sexual misconduct” by Nicole Ares, College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University, May 4, 2017
- “The Clarke Case” by Kevin Mobley, Odyssey Online, Clarke Central High School, May 27, 2017
- “Academic Success for Sale” by Edward Lee and Arianna Buenviaje, The Corsair, Santa Monica College, May 31, 2017
- All these stories are from college or high schools. How are these news stories different from stories you may see in professional publications (like The New York Times)? How are they similar?
- Which of these stories required the most reporting? Which required the least? Does more reporting necessarily equal a better story?
- Which story was your favorite? Why?
- Although these stories focus on their specific institution, similar stories can be written about Piedmont. Take one of these stories and explain how you could write it for and about Piedmont. Include the people you would potentially interview.