My enterprise story will consist of three parts: a Q&A with the KRVM Development Director Bobbie Cirel, a photo essay of Jivin’ Johnny Etheredge, and a news story about the station and the potential impacts of the elimination of federal funding for public broadcasters.
The news story will follow this format:
[Anecdotal lede] I want to use an anecdote about a Sheldon High Schooler broadcasting from KRVM as a hook.
[Second Paragraph/Nut Graf] This paragraph transitions from the lede to a tight statement of the issue of discussion: the possibility that stations like KRVM might lose a large chunk of their funding.
[Third Paragraph] Introduce and quote KRVM Station Director Ken Martin about the impacts of the potential reduction of funding. Martin will be one of my central sources.
[Fourth Paragraph] Contextualize this situation that is causing congress to consider cutting funding for public broadcasters, possibly quoting one of the backers of the legislation that would defund public broadcasting.
[Fifth Paragraph] Quote Oregonian politicians on the issue. Merkley, Wyden and DeFazio have all expressed opposition to the cuts.
[Sixth Paragraph] Begin to wrap the bigger issues back to KRVM, moving into some quotes of Etheredge and Cirel.
[Seventh Paragraph] End on an uncertain forward looking note, possibly with a quote to about uncertainty from one of the KRVM people.