Article #3 guidelines
For article #3, you will write a news story about an issue surrounding a controversial event, law or policy. As with the previous article, you need to make sure that there is a local angle.
- occupy wall street
- Sweet Briar’s honor code
- Obama’s decision to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the new year
- or, the issue you will be writing your investigative article about
Blogging your investigative articles
For next Tuesday, you will begin blogging on your personal blog about the process of researching and writing your investigative articles. You are free to use WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogger.
- The blog must have a title
- It must be connected to twitter and one other social media platform (facebook, delicious, tumblr, flickr, picasa, stumbleupon, youtube, etc.) that will allow readers to watch you gather sources, images, audio, or video.
- Your first post (due next Tues.) will give an overview of your article topic, describe difficulties or obstacles you have encountered so far, if any, and provide hyperlinks to the sources you have gathered so far.