Please answer the following questions in your presentation to the class:
- Name of article
- Name of magazine where it first appeared
- Name of author
- Background of author. Is he/she a freelancer, staff writer or contributor?
- What expertise does the author have to write the article? Was the author a good or a bad pick to do this story? Why?
- What is the article about? Briefly summarize the story.
- What is the article’s news peg, if any? A news peg is often a tie to current events, trends, news, or a specific date.
- Is the article credible? Does it have depth? How many sources are quoted? Are they primary sources – people with direct knowledge of the topic?
- Does the article cite any public documents, reports or records? If so, which ones?
- How would you rate the article? Boring? Interesting? Disturbing? Thought-provoking? Give the class your opinion on the article.
During class on the day of your presentation, you are required to turn in a typed sheet that summarizes your answers to the questions above.
This assignment is worth 10 points. Your oral presentation is worth 5 points; your written summary is worth the rest of the points.
Rebecca – Trial by Fire
Johanna – p 57
Kevin – p 183
Kristen – Sixty Hours of Terror
Joe – Vanish
Chelsea – Wild card
Crystal – The Last Abortion Doctor
Brittany – p 343
Sam – p 119
Lois – p 31
Abby – p 195
Chase W – p 171
Chase C – Wild card
Kiersten – p 91
Elizabeth – p 3
Shane – p 467
Katie – p 215
Pauline – p 493
Brianna – p 235
Isabella – Wild card
Zach – p 315
Maria – p 369