1. To what extent is the article newsworthy? Identify at least the two most significant elements of
newsworthiness and explain how the article is newsworthy in these ways.

2. To what extent does the article demonstrate any of the elements of journalism that we have
discussed? That is to say, how is it an example of how journalism should serve the public, according
to Kovach and Rosenstiel? Which of the models of journalism does the article appear to be an
example of?

3. To what extent does the writer seem to be fair? Are there any examples of unfairness in the
authors approach to the subject matter or in his or her use of language?

4. Analyze the structure and style of the article. How effective are the title and lead of the article?
What promise does the lead make? To what extent does the rest of the article deliver on that
promise?

5. How would you rate the authors use of quotes and attribution? Are the quotes useful? Do the
individuals quoted seem appropriate sources for the subject of the article? Why or why not?