MCM310 Journalistic Writing Assignment Solution Fall 2013

MCM 310 Journalistic Writing VU
Pakistan Observer
(b) You are required to write attractive headlines of these three news stories from different newspapers.
News#1
KARACHI: At least 16 people, including a local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), were injured in a series of explosions that took place in Mohammadpur area of Karachi’s Qasba Colony late on Wednesday, Dawn News reported. Three explosions, one after another, shook the Mohammadpur neighborhood of Qasba Colony injuring 16 persons. Fear and panic gripped the area after the blasts. Rescue and emergency teams reached the site and shifted the wounded people to a nearby hospital for treatment. The condition of two wounded was reported as critical, according to rescue sources. Unknown gunmen also resorted to firing as rescue teams approached the site and damaged two ambulances at the scene. Later, police and the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) arrived in the area, which is declared as highly sensitive. Security personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the area went underway. Police sources said that Mohammad Ali, a local ANP, appeared to have been the target of the attack and that the incident seemed to be a result of personal enmity. Earlier on Wednesday three bomb blasts, including a suicide attack targeting security personnel, had killed at least four people in Karachi’s Naziabad and North Naziabad areas.

Solution:  Series of blasts injure 16 in Karachi’s Qasba Colony



News#2
International Cricket Council (ICC) President Alan Isaac revealed at the conclusion of the first day of the Executive Board Meeting in Dubai, that the controversial draft proposal, put forward by the ‘Big three’, was in fact drawn up with the consent of the game’s governing body. Proposals under discussion at a two-day ICC board would effectively cede control of the sport to the three richest nations: India, Australia and England. And while Isaac announced “unanimous support for a set of principles” at the end of the first day, there was nothing on paper as yet. “Several months ago I encouraged Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to enter into a constructive dialogue together to help resolve some of the key commercial and governance issues facing the game. These leading cricket nations have worked tirelessly to produce a document which provided the basis for the past few weeks of extremely
MCM 310 Journalistic Writing VU
constructive discussions. The ICC president was also quick to point out that the furor caused by the “leaked” draft proposal was misdirected. “It is obviously very disappointing that a draft position paper from these Members was leaked as this prompted a debate that ignored the ongoing negotiations between all Members and led to unwarranted criticism of many of those involved in the process. Despite the opposition from several board members, Isaac seemed confident that a consensus over the issue would be reached in near future. “The principles agreed today provide clear evidence that through the course of further discussions over the coming weeks we can be increasingly confident in achieving consensus.”

Solution:  ‘Big three’ proposal was drawn with the consent of the ICC



News#3
LOS ANGELES: Fifty came with a televised bash, celebrity friends and a black-tie dinner, but Oprah Winfrey will have a low-key 60th birthday at home in California on Wednesday. The billionaire media entrepreneur will have a “quiet dinner” in the seaside town of Montecito, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, says a source familiar with her plans. Winfrey had previously said she would have “the biggest blowout party I can dream of,” but scaled back the affair after the guest list grew too large, the source said. Instead, last week she and her friends in West Hollywood attended a birthday Soul Cycle spin class, an indoor stationary cycling exercise with motivational coaching. Winfrey posted a video online after the class with a group of people wearing navy blue T-shirts with “Happy Birthday Oprah” on the front. A self-made woman, she rose from poverty as an African American born to a teenage mother in rural Mississippi to become one of the world’s most powerful celebrities, with an estimated net worth of $2.9 billion, according to Forbes magazine. She runs her own cable TV channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network, in partnership with Discovery Communications Inc. Winfrey’s popular daytime talk show ended in 2011, and her trademark interviews were a must for public figures looking to remake their images. She told CBS television’s “This Morning” program last October: “The 6-0 number, I’ve always said to people to own it. Even I, who has said to women all these years, own it, own it, own it, took a pause for that. “Her 50th birthday party in 2004 on her “Oprah Winfrey Show” featured actor John Travolta, comedian Jay Leno and singers Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder, who all surprised her on set. She followed up with a high-profile luncheon and black-tie dinner.
Solution:   Oprah celebrates 60th birthday quietly at home


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