You are to turn in two typed radio news stories. One must be a reader story and one must be a wrap. Each story is worth 25 points. You are to find two separate newspaper articles from a current issue of the Tropolitan, the Troy Messenger, the Montgomery Advertiser, or the Dothan Eagle, and re-write those for broadcast.
Upload your assignment here as either a Word document or a PDF. Your news stories must be double-spaced and typed in all capital letters.
You must write your stories in proper radio style, as we have discussed in this class. Put the title at the top of each story (example: Restaurant Fire.) Your lead sentences must be written in present, present-perfect, or future tense. Points will automatically be counted off for writing your lead sentences in past tense. In addition, your story must answer the Who, What, When, Where, Why questions. You must introduce the quote before the actuality and have a tag in your story after the actuality. Do not write, “Had this to say.” For example:
FIRE OFFICIALS MAY HAVE AN ANSWER TO WHAT CAUSED A BLAZE THAT
DESTROYED THE PIKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE EARLIER TODAY.
FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED ONTO THE SCENE JUST BEFORE NOON TO FIND THE
COURTHOUSE ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE ENTIRE COURTHOUSE SQUARE HAS
BEEN BLOCKED TO DRIVERS AS OFFICIALS TRY TO CONTAIN THE FIRE. PIKE
COUNTY FIRE CHIEF ANTHONY WARREN SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT. HE
SAYS ALL PEOPLE INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE
OUTCUE…”HOPE TO KNOW LATER”
WARREN SAYS FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED. THE COURTHOUSE
SQUARE WILL REMAIN BLOCKED OFF FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.