Week 5 Profile pitch/Covering City Hall
Discussion of President Trump’s Feb. 16 press conference
What would you have led with?
How would you have characterized the press conference?
Could you present a fair and balanced account?
How the media covered it:
The Washington Post: Trump claims he ‘inherited a mess’ at sprawling, grievance-filled news conference
The Washington Times: Trump blasts ‘out of control’ media for ignoring early successes
The Washington Post: Fact-checking President Trump’s news conference (analysis)
Is the story compelling?
Review of Business assignment
Guest speaker: Emily Green, City Hall reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Preparation for next week’s field trip to San Francisco City Hall:
The agenda is available online. Please review it before coming to the meeting.
You are expected to write a 350- to 500-word news story about one item on the board’s agenda and post it to iLearn by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Remember to include your source list (with names and contact info for all your sources) at the end of the assignment.