News Story

The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as washing machines, and many modern ideas, like buying on credit.

Part 1:

Imagine you are a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, or radio news person assigned to write a topical news story. The role you choose will determine the form of your assignment.

Choose one of the following topics:

Red Scare
Sacco and Vanzetti
Volstead Act
Al Capone
19th Amendment to the Constitution
Scopes Monkey Trial
Ku Klux Klan
Buying on credit
Birth control clinics
Films and celebrities
Professional sports: baseball and boxing
Immigration Act of 1924

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word news story on your chosen topic.

If you choose the role of newspaper reporter or magazine writer, you must write a news article in the appropriate tone.
If you choose the role of radio news person, you must write a broadcast script, which you may also choose to record using AudioAceā„¢.
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Refer to the Material: AudioAce Directions for help.

Choose one of the following companies and include an advertisement for that company to accompany your news story:

Ford Motor Company
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
General Electric
Hallmark cards

Part 2:

Write a 250- to 350-word response tothis follow-up question: How does your topic or advertisement reflect the social trends of the 1920s?

Format references consistent with APA guidelines.

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