The Seraph
  • Moderator: Mr. Hessel
Story Plan Form

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Issue _______________________________ Work-in-progress Deadline ________________________

Topic: Your basic idea or plan for your story:
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Angle: Choose what aspect of the story you will focus on, and explain how this would be developed:

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Sources: Name three people you would talk to for the story and how they are connected to the angle:

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Elements of news: Explain how two elements from the following list apply to your story
1. Immediacy or Timewise – Think in terms of publication, not assignment dates, what will be important.
2. Proximity or Nearness – Close to home, using angles that make something hit closer to home or something that involves the reader indirectly.
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Consequence or impact – What is the consequence to the reader (usually applies with hard news).

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Prominence – Things or people that the readers care about (Principals, teachers, community members, other students, etc.).

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Drama and �

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� Conflict – something that has a moral wrong/right connections, or something that evokes an emotion for one side or the other.

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Oddity or Unusualness – something that stands out and makes the piece strange or different from others.

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Sex – not just sex, but everything connected to it: relationships, divorce, rape, etc.

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Emotion or Instinct – something that brings out the emotion or instinct of the readers, not those in the story.

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Progress – anything that has to do with change for the better, or an improvement being made somewhere to something.


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Why should we publish this in The Seraph?
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