Reporter ‘eavesdrops’ on Obama’s visit

Here’s the story I was talking about in class today — about President Obama visiting with some young people and a reporter capturing the moment by eavesdropping.

Give it a read. As you do so, ask yourself:

Does this work better as the writer wrote it, or would a more traditional story work better?

Why or why not?

Why doesn’t the reporter interview anyone?

Does that work?