Backgrounders and Fact Sheets

Cover letter template

Fact sheet/backgrounder combo:

Backgrounder examples:

Fact sheet examples:

Here are the specifics for the assignment:

  • Write a fact sheet AND a backgrounder about your favorite singer/band (must still be performing together!)
  • No more than one page EACH
  • Make sure the information in each is distinct from the other
  • Information MUST BE factual – do not make anything up!
  • Use websites, blogs, Pandora or any other credible sources to put the information together
  • DO NOT copy & paste – that is plagiarism! (You will get a zero)
  • Think about your audience: If I am a long-time fan, what would I like to know? If I have never heard of the person/group, what would I want to know? What might a reporter writing a story about the group/person want to know?
  • Due Tuesday, May 9, to MyClasses by start of class.

About jbcox

I am an assistant professor in the Communication Arts Department at Salisbury University. I teach classes in journalism and public relations, and my research area is online journalism.
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