Analysis: Speeches/ meeting

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This week we discussed how to cover a speech in class. I found it difficult to determine what information should go into the last half of the article, where we report the opposing side and focus on the reaction to the speech.

I found a video on President Barack Obama's speech from Oct. 6 concerning the jobs bill. The ensuing news report by Fox News took what it felt was the main topic of the speech and elaborated on it, along with reporting on the reaction to the speech.

The reporter had to craft the story to include the important information at the beginning of the story and then retain the "point-structure" format we discussed in class. The reporter also provides background information about the environment of the speech and the reaction of the crowd - both present at the speech and elsewhere. A portion of the article is dedicated to the reaction from critics of Obama and the jobs bill.

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