As part of my OLC literacy class, we cover Informational Paragraph writing.
I use the Podcast "Serial" for this style of writing - and the format of a fake police report.
We review OBJECTIVE writing - sticking to the facts, not emotions.
They take notes as they listen to the "lecture" (the podcast) and then write up a fake police report based on the facts.
TIP - I've also used this with Youtube videos, depending on the learning styles in the class. We used the Oscar Pistorious case for this same project before. They were really into it!
Link to listen for free:
(Note - the content is appropriate for senior students only, has some profanities!)