Final Project – Step 4: Final Draft Due Thurs., Dec. 20 at 10:15am

Worth 65 points

-Final story must be posted to by the start of the final exam period at 10:15am on Thursday, Dec. 20 (15 points off for late work).

-Revise your first draft based on my edits and suggestions.

-As part of your  headline write FINAL ( ie FINAL – Why Ben Simmons is the Next Michael Jordan)

Project requirements:

1. Written article (approx. 750-1,000 words) will consist of:

  • Compelling, descriptive headline that uses key words
  • Byline
  • An image that pulls reader into the story (If you don’t take it yourself it must be Creative Commons)
  • Strong lead that starts with a real person and real events.
  • Nutgraph that states story angle. What is your story?
  • Cosmic graph – a sentence or two that puts your story in a larger context. Why should reader care?
  • Methodology – A sentence or two that tells reader how you got your data.
  • Organized story structure with key findings. Follow this structure for your article.
  • Quotes from at least three (3) sources will something relevant and compelling to say
  • Clean copy – no grammar or spelling errors
  • A link to a spreadsheet of your data

2. Visualization(s) that convey your information and your story visually

Some possible formats include:


Example: You know enough to do of the graphs or charts on Flourish.


Example: You can put together a series of graphs and graphs into an infographic using Info.gram

Photos or Images

Example: You can do before and after with comparisons with Juxtapose or a visual history using Timeline.


Example: Bust out some legos, download the app StopMotion, and make a GIF.


Example: You know to make maps with points or shapes using Google My MapsFusion Tables or Flourish.

Short video

Example: See How the NJ 911 service fee gets divided ( and Women’s Marches Around the World (Penisula Press)

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