SECTION ONE (to be completed by reporter and editor together)
REPORTER: (Name, phone, email)
EDITOR: (Name, phone, email)

TOPIC/EVENT/IDEA:

First update (verbal or email) due to editor: (date)
Other updates to be scheduled during reporting process (see second section)
DEADLINE FOR FINAL DRAFT TO EDITOR: (date)

MANDATORY SOURCES (interviews, events, online resources, etc. Check off as completed)
1.
2.
3.
4.
OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES
1.
2.
3.
4.
PHOTO/ART IDEAS
1.
2.
Who is responsible for photo and/or illustrations? (Reporter, editor, other?)
SIDEBAR/TEXT BOXES/ALTERNATIVE STORY FORM POSSIBILITIES
1.
2.

SECTION TWO: REPORTER’S WORKSHEET (completed by reporter during work)

Gave editor status reports on (dates)
I NEED HELP WITH:
1.
2.
3.
TO-DO LIST (sources to contact, etc., check off as completed)
1.
2.
Etc.
GOOD STUFF I’VE FOUND OUT
1.
2.
Etc.

SECTION THREE—READY TO WRITE:
The “nut graf” (central idea) is:
I updated editor on how I plan to write the story on (date).
Remaining photo/art tasks to be done by (whom)
Sidebars, info boxes, alternative story form elements? (if yes, list)

SECTION FOUR – FINAL DRAFT COMPLETE
Submitted final draft (time and date):
Suggested headline for my story:
I will remain available by phone and email for revisions/feedback.

SECTION FIVE – AFTER PUBLICATION ONLINE OR IN PRINT
I have shared my story via: Facebook _ Twitter _ Stumbledupon _ Tumblr _