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Meeting/Press Conference

I chose to look into a public meeting concerning drilling operations in Bradford county, PA.

Turning a public meeting agenda into a news story requires putting the pieces of dry information together to make it as smooth and coherent as possible.

The author of "CHK Chesapeake to Hold Public Meeting" chose to put the "when," "where," "what," and "why" concepts into the lead.

The author also did further research in order to obtain quotes from the meeting. As well as combining the raw information with details from the meeting, the author of this news story put a few sentences of background information into the news story.

I feel that by adding the additional information the author was able to turn a public meeting agenda into a compelling news story for a public audience.