In this first
formal project, you will write a short report on a recent or current event. This event can
be from any area of life – academic, professional, civic, or personal – with only one
requirement: it needs to be of interest (or capable of being made interesting by you) to a
broader audience. When thinking about possible topics for this project, consider ones
that are not only interesting but also meaningful in their impact on large numbers of
readers, listeners, or viewers; an important aspect of this assignment will be to identify
the appropriate content, format, and style to make your report suit your intended