Blog Post 4: Q & A with Photo due by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6
(Worth 50 points)
Find a relevant person with something to say about your topic and interview him/her. You can do the Q & A in person, by phone, email or online chat. Transcribe it. Edit Q & A for grammar/spelling. Decide how much of it to run. Write up a few sentences of introduction. Add hyperlinks. Post it online in a Q & A format with a photo of the person. Aim high and have a few back up plans. One of your backup plans should involve a physical place you can go to talk to people if no one responds to your emails or phone calls in time.
- Original reporting and effort in finding a good subject.
- A headline that includes the person’s name so it can be found in a search.
- Write a few sentences of introduction. (Who is the person? Why is she/he someone we should hear from? What does she/he have to say?)
- Bold your questions so it is easier to read.
- Q & A is edited for grammar and spelling.
- Add hyperlinks to background information.
- A photo of your subject, preferably one you take yourself. Add a photo credit that identifies the source of the photo.
- Five key word tags. One should be the person’s name.
- See grading rubric for specifics.
Here is an example from a former student:
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