night you covered the regular meeting of the Falconville City Council.
Your assignment now is to review your notes, get some followup information
and write a story for tomorrow's paper.
have a variety of tools available to you. You have a copy of the agenda
and your notes, for starters. You may also refer to the newspaper's
morgue and "call" key people for interviews.
Start by reviewing
the agenda. As with many agendas these
days, there is the basic agenda and there is backup material for each
item. After reading the backup information you should look at the notes
you apparently took at the meeting. Like many reporters' notes, they
are sketchy. But by combining the notes and the background material
with the information you collect from sources you should be able to
figure out what is going on so you can write a story with a multiple
element lead. Determine what was the most important information that
comes out of this information-packed meeting.
To call and interview
sources click on any phone number you see. Not all sources are prepared
to talk about all items on the agenda, and some may be unavailable.
To ask a question, click on it. The question will be repeated on another
page, along with the answer. Some questions will have followup questions.
Not every question
needs to be asked, indeed, some of them should not, and they do not
need to be asked in the order that they are presented. Take note of
the TYPE of questions asked. They would be the type you would be asking
in real life.