Story Ideas

February 2, 2010

1. Feature on current job market, talk about Obama’s proposed plan

-talk to UB officials

-talk to current students

-alumni at jobs about how they obtained their jobs, how long it took to get hired

-sort of a life after UB feature and how-to guide for popular careers

-focus on alumni (author, radio, journalist, fashion, filmmaking) or
current students (applying for grad school)

2. Buffalo economy

-why students come to learn then leave

-does it have an effect

3. Feature on media awareness of students

-what do people care about [popular news items]

-what draws people in these days

-what social media are people using

-how do people get their information

-feature on what students care about and how they are getting their information

4. Challenge students to accept their dreams

-give them till the end of the semester to make it happen

-record the progress along the way

-whether it be getting over a fear, getting a new job, applying to grad school, or getting over a boyfriend


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