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Story Ideas built by mrthompson

Rubric Code: V5W92A
Good story ideas identify good news values. A perfect story would have all six news values covered in a reporting plan. Let's see how your story idea scores based on timeliness, proximity, conflict/tension, prominence, human interest, and impact (consequence).
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  Poor
1 pts
Fair
3 pts
Good
5 pts
Timeliness
Poor

Story is old news.
Fair

Story may be a little old.
Good

Story is new.
Proximity
Poor

No thought given to local sources of information.
Fair

Story doesn't identify local sources of information.
Good

Story includes part of the story coming from LOCAL sources. If the story is a national or international story it has a tie to our school and community.
Conflict/Tension
Poor

No conflict is obvious for story idea.
Fair

Conflict in the story ideas is implied but not obvious.
Good

Story includes tension or conflict that will make people want to read more.
Prominence
Poor

No thought given to the credibility of the information needed for this story.
Fair

Story does not identify sources of information from high profile or credible sources of information.
Good

Story includes people who have a high profile, such as teachers, administrators, athletes, elected officials, etc. Prominence can also include something lots of people are talking about.
Human Interest
Poor

No thought given to the people who can talk about this story idea.
Fair

People who can tell the story are obvious but they may not be easy to find or interview.
Good

People tell the story not the reporter. This means you have access to people who are involved in, or may be involved in, the topic you are writing about.

You should be able to show impact rather than tell me something has an impact.
Impact
Poor

No thought given to how this story impacts an individual or group of people.
Fair

Impact is implied but not obvious.
Good

Who cares about this story and why? How does it effect our readers.



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