News Story

The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as the widespread use of the washing machine, and
many modern ideas, such as buying on credit.
Imagine you are a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, or radio newsperson.
Choose one of the following topics for your news story:
Red Scare
Sacco and Vanzetti
Volstead Act
Al Capone
19th Amendment to the Constitution

Scopes Monkey Trial
Ku Klux Klan
Buying on credit
Birth control clinics
Films and celebrities
Professional sports: baseball and boxing
Immigration Act of 1924
Write a 700- to 1,050-word news story. If you choose the role of radio newsperson, you must write a broadcast
script. The news story must address the following:
Detailed description of the topic, and its significance to the time
Implications for American society in terms of economic, social, and cultural trends
Choose one of the following companies and write an advertisement for that company to accompany your news
Ford Motor Co.
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
General Electric
Hallmark Cards
American Tobacco Co.

Sample Solution