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 one newspaper article from a recent issue of the Montgomery Advertiser, or the Dothan Eagle (anywhere but a national publication) and re-write it into a reader and a wrap for a radio 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 include the link to the story that you used for this assignment. The story must be completely rewritten in your own words, as you are just using it as a source of the information. If there is evidence of plagiarism, you will get a zero.
You must write your stories in proper radio style. Put a short 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 write a line introducing the the actuality and have a tag in your story after the actuality (tag: a line or two wrapping the story up). Before the actuality, do not write, â€œHad this to say.â€ Also, guesstimate how long the actuality would be time wise (how long the entire quote is) and include that time and the outcue (the last few words of the actuality).
NOTE: We will go over outcues, tags, etc. at a later time. But the instructions here should give you enough information to know what to do.
Example (this is not a true story):
Courthouse Fire (WRAP)
MONTGOMERY FIRE OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED A FIRE THAT DESTROYED THE NIKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE EARLIER TODAY.
FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED ONTO THE SCENE JUST BEFORE NOON TO FIND THE COURTHOUSE ENGULFED IN FLAMES.
THE ENTIRE COURTHOUSE SQUARE WAS BLOCKED TO DRIVERS AS FIREFIGHTERS WORKED TO CONTAIN THE BLAZE.
NIKE COUNTY FIRE CHIEF ANTHONY WARREN SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT.
HE SAYS ALL PEOPLE INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING SAFELY.
OUTCUEâ€¦â€HOPE TO KNOW LATERâ€
CHIEF WARREN SAYS ARSON IS NOT SUSPECTED.
THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE WILL BE BLOCKED OFF FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.