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UNL College of Journalism INTSORMIL project status report Carolyn Johnsen July 26, 2010, Lincoln, NE
Two kinds of stories Long-form stories that include profiles of INTSORMIL P.I.s and descriptions of projects. Short-form stories that explain concepts and processes that non-expert readers may have questions about.
Long-form examples Profiles of Bonnie Pendleton, Charles Wortmann, Bruce Hamaker, GebisaEjeta. Project and INTSORMIL theme stories about integrated crop management at KSU, the UNZA study on adoption, collaboration and mentorships. History of INTSORMIL, “What Does INTSORMIL Mean to You? Country comparisons. INTSORMIL collaborates with governments and NGOs. 10-12 total
Short-form stories 15-18 Food security Hybridization Traditional breeding methods How striga infests a grain crop Germplasm Biotic and abiotic stress Drought tolerance Explain concepts or processes important to the INTSORMIL objectives.
Time frame April 30, 2010, science-writing students finish three short-form and two long-form stories. May 5 – 24, 2010, three students and C. Johnsen travel to Zambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso for “field trips” and interviews with scientists and farmers. Summer: Students on Africa trip polish two features each; C. Johnsen edits.
Time frame, cont’d Fall, 2010. C. Johnsen finishes edits, including fact checks, and hands stories and photos over to A. Struthers. Fall, 2010. A. Struthers’ advertising campaigns class plans report and campaign design. Spring, 2010. Campaigns class continues planning, and, with managing editor, finalizes report design. Report printed by end of May, 2010.