Foundations of Journalism
Story Assignment #1: Profile Story
1. Profile Story: Write a three-page, typed, double-spaced profile of someone on campus or in the community. You should plan to spend a significant amount of time observing and interviewing this person and then write a slice-of-life or snapshot profile. See your textbook, Ch. 18, for examples. Use relevant description throughout your profile. Be sure to take careful, detailed and thorough notes.
YOU MAY NOT WRITE A PROFILE STORY ABOUT A FRIEND OR ANYONE YOU KNOW, ANYONE YOU WORK FOR OR WITH , OR ANYONE WHO IS RELATED TO YOU.
2. Audio Clip: In addition to your written profile, create an audio clip that includes your source responding to ONE key question related to the theme or focus of the profile story. SAVE YOUR AUDIO CLIP to a flash drive. You will need to e-mail me the audio clip. Your audio clip will count toward part of your grade for this assignment.
3. Notes: You will need to turn in all your notes along with your profile story. Your notes will count toward part of your grade for this assignment.
4. Signed Release Form - Turn in along with your story and notes. (Forms available on "Schedule" Page).
5. Accuracy Fact Sheet: Once you have finished your profile story, you will need to give or e-mail a copy to your source along with an accuracy fact sheet. Accuracy fact sheets are due the class session after the profile is due. (Forms available on "Schedule" Page).
You will not receive a grade for this assignment until the accuracy fact sheet has been turned in.
Be sure to turn in the story at the scheduled beginning of class in order to meet the deadline. Be sure to e-mail the audio clip to me prior to this deadline.
IMPORTANT NOTE: AGAIN, DO NOT PICK A SOURCE WHO WOULD PRESENT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, ASK ME.