Writing Assignment: News Article
Write a 300-500 word news article on any national news event that is current. You may also elect to write on a local community meeting in your town that you attend. Even a school PTA meeting could apply for this assignment. Either way, you must research this event and write the article to the best of your ability.
Reading other news releases on the topic is acceptable as long as you determine the source is reliable. The Associated Press is a great place to start by searching their press releases. Associated Press – Press Releases. You may also check your local community newspapers. Use the Wire Service Style for writing located on page 500 in Appendix 2.