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Beat presentations, profiles, interviewing and 9/11

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Today in News & Feature Reporting class, we’re talking about profiles, interviewing and the Sept. 11 attacks.

Discussion:

From a blog post by Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times:

Does Mitt Romney Deserve Credit for Bin Laden’s Death?
The obvious answer to the question in the headline is no, he doesn’t. But Public Policy Polling has a new survey suggesting that six percent of Ohioans, and 15 percent of Ohio Republicans, think Mitt Romney “deserves more credit” for the killing of Osama bin Laden than Barack Obama.

Also from the New York Times: Portraits of Grief, which was part of the newspaper’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Profile writing suggestions are below:

Profiles – A profile isn’t a biography. It isn’t a recounting of a person’s work history. It’s a story about some interesting aspect of a person’s life. I suggest you try to find someone who will make an interesting profile who you might be able to contact later for future stories. The idea is to try to use this profile assignment as a building block of sorts in digging deeper into the topic or issue of your choice. Continue reading