Paper details:Write a 500 minimum word profile or feature story. A profile is a news story that explains the background and character of a particular person. The focus should be on a single aspect of the subject’s personal or professional life. Consider doing a profile story on a professional or a professor.
The article should begin with the reason the subject is newsworthy at this time and should be based (not exclusively) on an extensive interview with the subject. Biographical material is important but should not be overemphasized: the biography is the background to the news. You should write about this person in the context of his or her interests, career, education and family background. You should conduct your interviews in-person or by Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc. so that you can see your subject during the interview. Pay attention to your subject’s habits and mannerisms. Paint a picture with words. Ask in-depth questions to encourage your subject to open up. You should include interviews with at least two other people who know your main character well. You may ask your subject for suggested contacts to interview.
Your final story will incorporate multimedia. You will need to include at least one photo (you may add more including graphics, maps, audio or video). You should include hyperlinks that relate to your character or to the topic relevant to your character.