Today I’d like you to work on transcribing the parts of the press conference with Mr. Larson. You can use headphones (I have some if you need them). Be sure to write down exactly, word-for-word what he said.
The link to the recordings are in Google Classroom.
At this point, I want you to transcribe any part of his comments that would make good quotes – especially information that is the most important.
Once we do that, we can decide how we want to put the story together – what we want to focus on. This is called the “angle” of the story. What was the main thing that readers need to know? What is the “big idea” of the story?
We’ll work tomorrow and Friday on drafting, and I’d like you to have a Rough Draft of the actual story on Friday. We’ll polish next week, and then the Final Copy will be due on Wednesday.