Monthly Archives: June 2015

#CharlestonShooting

 Gun crimes happen so frequently in America that a formulated template saves crucial time in a busy 24/7 news cycle –

HEADLINE:

[INSERT adjective & noun] gunman shoots dead [INSERT body count] at [INSERT location] police say.

LEAD IN: [Repeat Headline, reword].

ARTICLE:

Describing the shooting as a [INSERT “outraged quote” preferably from local police chief] and said the suspect is [INSERT description of gunman] who is [INSERT status of gunman e.g. still at large, in custody, dead etc].

[INSERT a 2nd quote from local police chief or other elaborating on the crime scene] he said.

[INSERT a 3rd quote from local police chief or other that mentions the victims and/or body count].

[INSERT a 4th quote from local police chief or other further elaborating on the crime scene]. 

[INSERT a 5th quote from local police chief or other further elaborating on the crime scene]. 

[INSERT a 6th quote from local police chief or other that summarises the crime with an adjective and noun].

The shooting happened [INSERT time] at the [INSERT location].

[INSERT an anecdote about the area the crime was committed using a historical fact to round it out].

Local network [INSERT network prefix] News earlier said police were also investigating [INSERT additional information e.g. the possibility of a 2nd gunman or a bomb etc].

[INSERT descriptive one sentence quote from a political figure e.g. mayor, local member that summarises the enormity of the crime, the location, and an adjective and a noun for the gunman] – [INSERT person’s name and title] said.

[INSERT a 2nd political figure e.g. a Premier or Governor of the State quote is excellent] said in a statement: [INSERT quote, maximum 2 sentences].

[INSERT crime area] is known locally as [INSERT trivia] due to its [INSERT reason #1] and [INSERT reason #2] that [INSERT startling or heart wrenching titbit that ties it all together into the local area].

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NOTE: Include at least 3 photographs containing police, people praying, people crying, and/or distraught child alone and/or with pet and/or toy.

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