Compare nut graphs Web: But some experts worry that when it comes to their health, boomers are sPll woefully unprepared — or worse, in denial. Radio: Some experts worry that the generaPon now approaching rePrement may actually be less healthy in old age and that could have serious ﬁnancial consequences for the naPon as a whole.
Compare ledes Radio: Most people over 50 think theyre likely to be healthier and more acPve in rePrement than their parents were. Thats what people said in a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson FoundaPon and the Harvard School of Public Health. But people may be wrong. Some experts worry that the generaPon now approaching rePrement may actually be less healthy in old age and that could have serious ﬁnancial consequences for the naPon as a whole. NPRs Julie Rovner reports. JULIE ROVNER: If you want to see what it means to live a long and acPve life, look no further than the rec room at the Greenspring Village RePrement Community in Springﬁeld, Virginia. (SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO GAME) ROVNER: This is the Wii bowling compePPon for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Up now, the 80 to 99 age group. Given these compePtors age, organizers are making a few accommodaPons.
Compare ledes Web: Most baby boomers say theyre planning on an acPve and healthy rePrement, according to a new poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson FoundaPon and the Harvard School of Public Health. And, in a switch from earlier years, more than two-‐ thirds recognize the threat of long-‐term care expenses to their ﬁnancial futures. But some experts worry that when it comes to their health, boomers are sPll woefully unprepared — or worse, in denial. "The mismatch between how people think the next 10 to 15 years is going to go and what current rePrees experience is something thats very consistent," says Jeﬀ Goldsmith, a health care futurist and author of The Long Baby Boom: An Op2mis2c Vision for a Graying Genera2on, a book about aging baby boomers. "There is no quesPon that one disPnguishing feature of our generaPon is this extraordinary, almost genePc opPmism. And the poll results look to me like a lot of that opPmism was drawn from a deep well of self-‐delusion."
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From a reader’s perspective: Five differences in Web vs. radio writing 1. The journey isn’t as important as the ending – so give me that Airst 2. I will judge you for poor grammar, spelling and punctuation 3. If you can say it better than your source, summarize 4. Multiple ideas in one story won’t confuse me – I can reread 5. Details, details, details – this proves you know what you’re talking about
From a reader’s perspective: Five similarities in Web vs. radio writing 1. A good story, is a good story, is a good story 2. Simple writing is the clearest writing – subject, verb, object 3. Sub-‐headlines signal a change 4. If it’s good, I’ll stay 5. People’s names are important
Assignment Rewrite a radio story for the web audience. Write a web-‐original story (try doing this before wriPng your radio feature). Due Thursday COB WFPL, WNIJ, WSKG, KUNC send to firstname.lastname@example.org KCUR, KETR, WFSU, Delmarva send to email@example.com Criteria: lede, nut graf, details (links, #s), readability, style Highlights video on Friday 41