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final assignment hum 9

final assignment hum 9 - o You are the news director of a...

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o You are the news director of a local television station. The city council has just voted to close city parks 3 days a week to save money. Meanwhile, a major celebrity has died. The park story has greater effect on your viewers, but the celebrity death will get bigger ratings? Which do you make your lead story and why? I would pick the city parks because it affects the community greatly. Even though ratings are a good thing, the death of a celebrity doesn’t really do much to help anyone. There are a lot of kids who like to play in the parks and if they close the parks it affects everyone who lives around them. It could lead to children causing violence and harmful acts on the community because they don’t have areas to go and run around so they would find other things to do for fun. If they decide to close then that could cause a lot of people to move and go somewhere, where they can go to the park every day because most families prefer to live in areas that are child friendly like those with parks. If I report a story that has to do with something that affects people personally they will be more interested then hearing about someone who died that they never even met. When people think about ratings it usually helps the station stay at the top, but who cares about being at the top. If I post a story about the parks, it will pertain in more viewers. The
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