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Cj report co jmc intsormil project Cj report co jmc intsormil project Presentation Transcript

  • 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.