Thursday’s lecture is designed to help you begin your own independent reporting.
Allison Vitt, outreach and communications coordinator for the UF Office of Sustainability, will be our guest. She and I will discuss a number of different story ideas that are related to sustainability.
- Before Thursday’s class, visit the Office of Sustainability website and identify at least five possible story ideas.
- Learn about Ms. Vitt through Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Write questions that you would ask Ms. Vitt about the story ideas you’ve identified. You may have the opportunity to ask her questions during class, after class, or in the news conference she is holding on Feb. 15.
- During lecture, take notes. You may use your laptop or tablet or you may want to practice taking notes by hand. You also may want to record the lecture. If you have determined your story idea, you can focus your notetaking on that one topic. If you haven’t identified a story focus, you will want to take more notes. Be sure to get several quotes.