Sunday, October 21, 2007

Idea #2

2) Section of newspaper story would appear (no Op-Ed):NEWS
3) What are the most dominant news elements in the story? Explain in-depth:
News element#1:Timeliness,because everybody still talks about it.
News element#2:Proximity,because it is about EHS and we live in Edina.
News element#3:Consequence,because now everybody looks at EHS as a model school.
4) In a few sentences, describe what the story will be about:
The story would be about how effective the great test scores were, by creating respect in the state. How the test scores underline the good school system of EHS.
5) Specifically, who will you interview or contact? Why those people?
-Dr. Locklear, EHS Principal. It would be reasonalbe to talk to him because he is the Principal of the Highschool and he is new to this school. He could answer all these questions, why EHS is so remarkable.
6) What information do you need to gather before you begin interviews?
Information about previously tests and the scores from EHS from back then.
7) What questions do you definitely need answered in your interviews? Why?
-What does the Edina Highschool differently than other schools? To find out, if that caused the good test scores.
-Ask for past test scores of EHS. To compare with current test scores, to find out if the school improved their scores.
-How does the success in the test, make the Highschool a model in the state?
8) What photo opportunities are available to go alongside this story (give names, places, times, etc.)?
A picture of the Edina Highschool would fit perfectly to the story. A picture of the principal Locklear, because I interviewed him.
9) Who should a photographer contact to set up photographs?
The school would be the right place to find those pictures.
10) What concerns or problems do you foresee in getting this story together?
No concerns or problems in getting this story together.
11) Other information?

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