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News Reporting - Oakland Campus: EngWrt 0610

This guide is for Harry Kloman's ENGWRT 0610, Introduction to Journalism and Nonfiction.

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Final Story Assignment

Introduction to Journalism & Nonfiction

Documenting Pitt  Collection: Pitt News staff setting the layout PHOTO ID:PTNEW01.UA H2P

 

 1. Background & Context

CQ Researcher, News and Popular Media, General Reference Resources, Books

2. Research Supporting Your "Angle" on the Story

University Studies and Government Information: Statistics, Legislation, Demographics

3. Possible Interview Sources

Consider: Researchers, Authors, Professors, Politicians, Lobbyists, Activists and Officials

 Look for:

Names, Titles, Phone Numbers, Office Addresses, Mailing Addresses and/or E-mail

Think about:

Why is this person someone you will interview?

What Does the Web Know About YOU?

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And, oh yes--WHOIS the registered owner of that page you just found, anyway?

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