Monday, October 22, 2007

News Story Idea #1

Slug: Edina Hornets Football team begins section game 1 vs Shakopee

Section: Sports

Element 1: Prominence because it is extremley local to our school because it is our school. Students care about the success of the football team.

Element 2: Timeliness because it is happening tomorrow and would be the most up-to-date sports story that one could do that is timly, and prominent.

Element 3: Consequence becasue of how significant this is to Edina sports. The football team hasn't one a conference title since 2002 and weren't expected to have as good a season as they did this year.

About: This story will be about how the team has prepared for their first section game against Shakopee. Specifically, how has the team stayed excited about the conference championship, while at the same time, kept focused on the task of beating Shakopee.

Interview 1: Kim Nelson becasue of his significance to the football team.

Interview 2: Mike Rallis because he is the most important piece to Edina Football.

Interview 3: Reed Boltmann because he trains all the athletes and what his expectations were for this season.

The information that I need to gather for this to be a good article would be statistics for both sides (i.e. offensive production and defensive totals). Also, the records of each team and how that could play a factor in an "under-dog" role for shakopee.

Photo oppurtunities would be tomorrow night during the game. Or after, or before.

Who could take the photo could be anyone. However, I think that it would be most effective if it were taken from ground level and during the game.

Concerns about getting this story put together successfully would be gathering all the correct statistics and presenting them in the right format.

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