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HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment News Story

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HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment News Story

Instructions: 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--word (minimum) 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. The tone should be one of reporting current or recent events as in a current poeriodical report.  I encourage you to be creative with the format tool in MS Word to have your submission appear as a news or magazine story.   
  • If you choose the role of radio news person, you must write a broadcast script, which you may also choose to record using AudioAce™.
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  • Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: AudioAce Directions for help. Choose one of the following companies and include a period picture advertisement for that company to accompany your news story:
  • Ford Motor Company
  • RCA
  • Coca-Cola
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • General Electric
  • Maytag
  • Hallmark cards
  • Hoover
  • Cigarettes
  • Nabisco Part 2: Write a 250- to 350-word response to this follow-up question: How does your topic or advertisement reflect the social trends of the 1920s? Format and cite references consistent with APA guidelines.

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