Step 1


Sketch a professional character profile. Take about 15 minutes to search online for some examples of journalists and their credentials.

What would you like to imagine about your character?

  1. Age?
  2. City/town of residence…?
  3. Writes for which newspapers/magazines?
  4. Education?
  5. Years of experience
  6. Awards?

With your fellow journalist, take about 15 minutes in online searches to explore possible pen names for yourselves as well as your intended publication and article titles. You will eventually use these names and titles for the news article you will compile. View the News Article Template that you will be using. Feel free to openly discuss your considerations with your fellow journalist. You could opt to assume complementary roles or be altogether unique.

  1. Role-play pen name?
  2. Publication title?
  3. Article title?