Journalism Assignment

Journalism Assignment

Name: Ben McCollough
Date: 8-23-11
School: Kinston
Facilitator: Mr.Smith

1.03 News Hunt
Go online to your local newspaper or use the link to the Mobile Press Register. Skim the newspaper for articles that are samples of the following characteristics of news. Cut and paste the headline, the URL (web address) and the first paragraph of each article to show you have found the sample. Happy hunting!

1. Inform
Headline: Earthquake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast
1st Paragraph:   A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia today forced evacuations of all the memorials and monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves up and down the East Coast.   

2. Warn
Headline: Officials prepare for game day traffic
1st Paragraph:   Anyone who has ever driven to a University of Alabama football game knows that parking can be a nightmare.   

3. Teach/Advise
Headline: Study: 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases pay
1st Paragraph: Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades.

4. Celebrate
Headline:   George-Timmons   
1st Paragraph: Jessica Ashley George and Matthew Christopher Timmons were married June 25 at Grayton Beach, Fla

5. Mourn
Headline: Frank Potenza
1st Paragraph:   LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank, who handled both...

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