Read Chapter 1 and 2 in The Complete Editor. Then, complete Exercise 1.9. Rewrite the story in a Word document.

For this assignment you must:

  • Format sentences, expressions, and words according to AP style
  • Use correct grammar
  • Use correct spelling
  • Use correct punctation

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Final Project Proposal: Local News Media Package

For this week’s assignment, you will complete a proposal for the Final Project which requires you to create a Local News Package around an issue that is current, controversial and of national or international importance. You must also review the Final Project for detailed requirements about the Local News Package.

In considering a topic, you should spend the week engaging in national news coverage to include print media, television, radio, and digital media. It is important that you choose a variety of media and that you consider the impact and element of human interest to your local audience. The issue that you choose for the Final Project may not be the same or linked to other issues or topics you will write about in other weeks of the course.

The proposal must:

  • Present a current, controversial issue of national or international importance
  • Include a summary for the reason the issue is deemed as news for the local area
  • Identify local media outlets for the presentation of the news stories to include:
    • One mainstream print news publication
    • One alternative news publication
    • One television station and specific program
    • One talk (news) radio station and specific program
    • One digital news media publication
  • Adhere to the Local News Media Package Proposal Template

Saving Your Work: To maintain the formatting of your work, you are strongly encouraged to save your assignment as a PDF file. View Saving a Word Document as a PDF for steps on how to do this.

Check it! Your print news stories must be submitted through Grammarly and Turnitin prior to submission.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.