A main story (800 to 1,000 words, including at least two hyperlinks)
Main Storyï¼šDoes wearing a face mask really prevent coronavirus? ï¼ˆProtective effect of masksï¼Œpeople â€™s thoughts about not wearing a mask now, or etc.ï¼‰
A sidebar (400 to 500 words, including at least two hyperlinks)
A multimedia element such as a photo gallery, chart, informational graphic, audio file or video.
The topic can be local, state, national or international â€” but you must talk to people who can provide authoritative information, so be sure to pick a topic for which such sources will be available. Talk to as many sources as are necessary to give you two complete, fair and balanced stories â€” probably six or more sources for your main story and three or more sources for your sidebar.
Your hypothetical audience for the whole project is the students who read the Tropolitan.
You could have a main story about an issue or a situation and a human-interest sidebar, in which you focus on a particular person or a small group of people deeply affected by the main story. Or the people might be your main story, with the sidebar describing the general situation.
The multimedia element cannot be something you found on the internet or elsewhere. It must be something you created yourself. A single photograph is not sufficient, although a gallery or PowerPoint presentation of five or six original photos will be fine. You must include captions and/or other text necessary to make your photos, videos, audio or other materials understandable to the reader.