Local economy: Kara O'Connell, Emerald Gilleran
Health: Justyn Field, Piper Haugan
Higher education: Roman Stubbs, Josh Potter
Missoula K-12 schools: Lily Rabil
Justice: Hanna Stiff, Layla Turman
State government: Joe Pavlish
Natural resources & environment: Jessica Cosgrove, Kate Whittle, Evan Phillippe
The following need to see me: Danielle Lellek, Jed Nussbaum, Kyle Spurr, Hollis Kenney
You'll get your first beat assignments in class today. I'll be asking each of you to do some research on specific stories or issues on your beat. By 5 p.m. Friday, each of you is to submit a written written pitch (via e-mail) for a story that you will do the following week.
The pitch will include:
- A sentence describing what the story is about.
- A sentence or two describing why the story is newsworthy now and some background.
- A list of sources you need to contact to do this story (names and phone numbers).
The deadline for your first beat stories is noon, Friday, Sept. 11. You may, however, submit them earlier.