For this group writing and presentation project, you will be producing a newscast episode that will focus on major events that have taken place in Maycomb, Alabama as depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird. Your newscast will have the characteristics of a modern television newscast but will be set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1935. The script you create and the newscast you present to the class will need to involve the following role-plays and respective segments:
One or two news anchors stationed in a major studio. Provide the news station name and explain from where it is being televised.
A “top story” about an event in Maycomb to be presented by the stationed anchor or anchors.
One or two correspondents on site in Maycomb, Alabama to report on the “top story.”
Two or more interviews to take place in Maycomb with one or more townspeople connected to the story. (Think of who would be most interesting or informative to interview.)
A speech of stated opinion (editorial) to be presented by a columnist or a formal comment to be made by one of the station managers at the end of the newscast.