Post 4: Q & A with Photo due by Oct. 5 at 10 p.m.
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.
- Descriptive headline that uses key words and includes the person’s name so it can be found in a search. Also five key word tags, including person’s name. (5 points)
- A photo of your subject (preferably one you take yourself) and credit that identifies the source of the photo. (5 points)
- Introductory text (Who is the person? Why is she/he someone we should hear from? What does she/he have to say? Teases rest of Q&A) (5 points)
- Bold questions so it is easier to read. Q & A is edited and formatted for clarity and readability. (3 points)
- Contains hyperlinks to background information. (2 points)
- Original reporting and effort in finding a good subject. (Did you find a relevant person with something to say about your topic?) (15 points)
- Content of Q&A. (Is it compelling? Does it offer useful information?) (15 points)
-1 for each typo, spelling, grammar or AP style error
Examples from former students:
- Plus Size Model Profile: Maxey Greene
- From banking to brewing, Chip Town of Rinn Duin shares good and bad of opening a local brewery
- Reed Orem talks owning his Collingswood shop, Dig This, and Mid-Century furniture