Headlines & Hyperlinks

Headline: ECU-UNC: Little brother, big opportunity.
Problem: Unclear.  Not searchable.  Uninformative.
Solution: ECU Football embraces UNC opportunity.
Source:  Newsobserver.com, September 22, 2012, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/22/2359566/ecu-unc-little-brother-big-opportunity.html

Headline: UNC caps rough week with stirring rally for Holden Thorp.
Problem: Uninformative. Not searchable.
Solution: UNC Chancellor Thorp resigns amid controversies.
Source: Newsobserver.com, September 22, 2012, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/22/2359566/ecu-unc-little-brother-big-opportunity.html

Headline: UNC-CH sends Tami Hansbrough records to NCAA.
Problem: Unclear.  Not searchable.  Uninformative.
Solution: NCAA investigates Hansbrough UNC travel records, ties to son Tyler Hansbrough.
Source: Newsobserver.com, September 22, 2012, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/21/2359286/unc-ch-sends-tami-hansbrough-records.html#storylink=cpy

Assignment 2: Find an article that would be good for using lists.

Headline: The Best Places For Business And Careers
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/06/27/the-best-places-for-business/

Before paragraph:

Topping our 14th annual list of The Best Places for Business and Careers is Provo, Utah. The $16 billion economy is thriving largely on the back of Brigham Young University. The school provides a stabilizing presence as the third-largest private college by enrollment in the U.S. The school is also generating new jobs. During 2010 it ranked third in the numbers of start-ups produced through university research—13 in total—behind only the nearby University of Utah (18) and MIT (17).

Job growth was a robust 3% in the Provo metro in 2011, third best in the U.S. It enjoys—by far—the lowest violent crime rate in the U.S. and ranks tenth lowest overall for crime, including property crime. The metro population has doubled over the past two decades to 542,700.

After paragraph:

Topping our 14th annual list of The Best Places for Business and Careers is Provo, Utah, which boasts:

  • $16 billion economy, backed by Brigham Young University.
  • BYU, third-largest private college by enrollment in the U.S.
  • BYU, ranked third in the numbers of start-ups produced through university research.
  • Job growth was a robust 3% in the Provo metro in 2011, third best in the U.S.
  • Lowest violent crime rate in the U.S. and ranks tenth lowest overall for crime, including property crime.

Headline: The Best Places For Business And Careers
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/06/27/the-best-places-for-business/

Before Paragraph:

Last year’s top city, Raleigh, N.C., dipped to No. 2 this year as living costs rose to 5% above the national average. Raleigh continues to be an attractive destination for companies with business costs 18% below the national average, according to Moody’s Analytics, and a highly educated workforce thanks to nearby schools like North Carolina State, Duke University and University of North Carolina.

After Paragraph:

Last year’s top city, Raleigh, N.C., continues to be an attractive destination:

  • Business costs 18% below the national average.
  • Highly educated workforce due to nearby universities.
  • Access to schools like North Carolina State, Duke University and University of North Carolina.

Assignment 3: Rewrite your headline for your week 2 writing sample.

Original: The Foundation of a Man
Revised: City’s Character Influenced by a Community

Assignment 4: Write three different headlines for story fragment.

Eight words: Yankees’ Pitcher Poised for Comeback After Knee Blowout.

Six words: Blown Knee is Opportunity for Pitcher.

Six for head, eight for subhead: Yankees’ Pitcher Begins Rehab to Mound: Indicating knee blowout from accident won’t end career.

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