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Julia Simms

W/R #18 TA #2
COMM331-0401
April 27, 2017
A#2: Introduction
Believe Event

Introduction

A. Mainbar is about... Zion Baptist Church in Landover hosting a Good Friday


Production called Believe that illustrates from a biblical perspective, how
the officials treated Jesus in relation to how some police treat African
American men and how to continuously pray.

Nut graph: A production that illustrated from a biblical perspective, how


the officials treated Jesus in relation to how some police treat African
American men. .

Side bar is about... Keisha, a woman who works keeps her relationship with
Christ strong. Also, about Rallo who works to build a relationship with Christ
and

Nut Graph: Out of respect for God, she no longer wants to partake in the
same worldly lifestyle she did before she accepted Jesus into her life. She
loves God and wants Rollo to experience His Spirit too.

B. Event:
Event Name: Believe A Good Friday Production
Sponsor: Zion Church
Presenter: Joshua Davis
Audience: Members of Zion Church and the General Public
Time/date: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017
Location: Friendly High School, 10000 Allentown Rd, Fort Washington,
MD 20744
Event reason: To illustrate how the officials treated Jesus in relation to
how some police treat African American men and finding Jesus Christ.
Audience reaction: The audience was very involved: Cried, laugh and
sang. The audience asked questions to cast members after the
performance.

C. The reader should care because... The reader should care because in Todays
society African American men are profiled and judged by the color of their skin.
No one should be judge based on a color or kilt based on a color. This event will
show you how to pray for your enemies, non-believers and yourself.

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Tell-a-friend approach: Is to inform friends on the importance of treating


everyone with respect regardless of race and to remind those prayer works
and changes things.

D. Dbk Target Publics

Students in Christian Groups: Joshua Davis presentation is specifically


aimed towards a target audience of Christians.

Students make the wrong choices: Joshua Davis presentation targets


young adults who dont always make the right decisions and offers an
outlook on the things that could happen.

Students who judge others: Joshua Davis presentation targets those who
profile other and prejudge based on no conclusive facts.

E. News Values:

Human Interest: Davis presentation appeals to human interest because


the story is about special problems and achievements. People like stories
they can personally relate to.

Helpfulness: Because with Davis play he gives audience members


takeaways and tips on how to rebuild tension and understanding in the
community.

F. KMcDs 3 Cs:

Clarity: My story is clear, I did not stray away from the main focus
and developed upon each part.

Coherence: My story is coherent because I used LORI words that


enticed my readers and transition techniques to make my story flow, in
turn keeping readers engaged.

Conciseness: My story is concise because I followed specific writing


tools and omitted needless words.

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LORI (highlighted in blue)

o Faith
o Rebuild
o Understanding
o Listen

G. Readability Stats:

Main bar
o WCT: 483
o Pre-event tweet CCT w/oo bitly: 136
o Mid-event tweet CCT w/o bitly: 120
o Post-Event tweet CCT w/o bitly: 139
o SEO CCT: 43
o WPS: 20.4
o SPP: 1.9
o PV: 0%
o GL: 10.6

Sidebar:
o WCT: 194
o SEO CCT: 41
o WPS: 12.9
o SPP: 3.0
o PV: 0%
o GL: 7.0

Advancer:
o WCT: 86
o WPS: 16.0
o SPP: 4.0
o PV: 0%
o GL: 10.1

H. Leads:

Mainbar: For my mainbar I used a hard-news lead by focusing on what,


where and when. Leaving the rest of the story to give details.

Sidebar: For my sidebar I used a feature lead to give a story like


description about the persons involved, and used the continuous
paragraphs to explain in further detail.

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Advancer: For my advancer I used a focus on the place lead, so that it


focuses on the Zion event Believe.

I. FORK, Transition Techniques (highlighted in yellow):

FORK: For my story, I stayed focused on the main issue, prayer and
profiling. I ordered my story by providing quotes from cast members and
attendees. I then repeated key words such as Prayer , God, Christ,
Jesus, Zion Church, Believe and Community to make sure my story
flows. I kissed off my story with a circle kicker that makes the readers
reflect.

Transition Techniques:
o I used the transition technique when I went form one source to
another. I introduced the new source by saying that sources title

o I also used the transition technique repetition of key words in


order to keep my story flowing.

J. Endings:

Mainbar: For my mainbar I used circle kicker to give the reader


something to reflect upon at the conclusion of the story.

Sidebar: For my sidebar I used a factual ending, in order to give the


readers the idea that its never too late for them.

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Julia Simms
W/R #18 TA #2
COMM331-0401
April 27, 2017
A#2: Mainbar
Believe Event

SEO: Zion Church presents a Good Friday Production


Zion church presents first production called Believe, that illustrates how officials
treated Jesus in relation to African American men.

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. Friday, April 14, Zion Church in Landover hosted a

Good Friday Production called Believe at Friendly High School. A production that

illustrated from a biblical perspective, how the officials treated Jesus in relation to how

some police treat African American men.

The brutality and profiling that African American men face around the world is

disturbing. Tragedy amongst the black community has occurred too often, which put faith

in God to the test.

No Improvement

An attendee of the play, Antesha Williams said, times havent changed much

since Christ walked on earth because we as humans face the same problems Jesus did

everyday. However, the message portrayed was that no matter what situation youre in

God is always there.

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Although the message was clear, some believe that the things that go on today people will

endure forever. Zion Church believes thats not the case. Through diligent study of Gods

Word people will notice that it never changes, but each time you read it, it can reveal

something new.

A Time for Change

Mark Dearing, an attendee of the event reveals his thoughts on how people can

begin to rebuild tension and create understanding in the community:

Connect with those different from you

Ask questions and listen to understand, not respond

Be involved in others lives and the community

Dearing believes that if a person follows these three

guidelines things could begin to turn around for the black

community, especially its men. The ability to talk through

issues with those opposite your views and have intimate

discussions within your circle is key, in order to see change.

Aaron Wilson, a cast member in Believe said prayer

changes things while quoting James 5:16, Confess your sins

to each other and pray for each other so that you may be
Aaron Wilson and Sheron LaSha
healed, the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and on set of Believe
effective. Photo By: Zion Church

Wilson believes that a community that prayers together

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stays together and Zion Church works to be that community by getting people to believe

in Jesus Christ.

Believe made me reflect on giving myself and others grace and room to make

mistakes, said Wilson.

Finding Faith

From the beginning until the end of the play people appeared to be moved by the

events taking place before them. As tears fell down faces and cries of
Its all
significant in hallelujah burst throughout the auditorium, a sense of renewed faith
the growth of sweep across the room.
someones
belief in God. After the play, a cast member, Letasia Leak said, it doesnt

matter how small a seed you plant or if youre one of the people who
- Letasia Leak
waters that seed just a little. Its all significant in the growth of

someones belief in God.

Zion Church is among many churches that use entertainment events to bring

people together and help them recognize when their faith is tested. Using these events to

encourage individuals to connect with Christ, reflect on the community and pray for non-

believers.

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Julia Simms
W/R #18 TA #2
COMM331-0401
April 27, 2017
A#2: Sidebar
Believe Event

SEO: Believe Production a Deeper Understanding

Rallo and Keisha are a modern day couple

navigating in a crazy and sometimes challenging world.

Through they love each other; Keishas new found love for

the Lord has changed the dynamics of their relationship.

Out of respect for God, she no longer wants to

partake in the same worldly lifestyle she did before she

accepted Jesus into her life. She loves God and wants Rollo

to experience His Spirit too.

Rollo is skeptical of God. He doesnt agree with

Keishas new lifestyle. Regardless of that Keisha continues

to show Rollo the joy of Christ. Soon Keisha and Rollo Believe Cast
Photo By: Zion Church
embark on a path that resembles Jesus journey to the Cross.

Keisha and Rollo encountered several different people along their journey that

changed Rollos perception of God. The transformation came after Keishas brother was

shot because Rollos mistake.

As Keishas brother laid in the hospital with a coma. Alongside the bed was her

boyfriend, Rollo. Rollo began to get on knees and pray to God. Instantly her brother
began to come back to life. The Moral of the play was Rallo eventually found God so its

never too late for someone else to as well.

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Julia Simms
W/R #18 TA #2
COMM331-0401
April 27, 2017
A#2: Advancer
Believe Event

Zion Church Presents: Believe, a Good Friday Production

Zion Church in Landover will host a Good Friday Production called Believe at

Friendly High School. A production that illustrates from a biblical perspective, how the

officials treated Jesus in relation to how some police treat African American men. Plus

members of the cast offer life advice about faith. After the event, audience members have

the opportunity to ask questions to the cast.

For more information regarding this event, contact Zion Church Administrative

Offices at (301) 583 1790, or visit http://zionlandover.com/believe and

info@zionchurchonline.com

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Before Event Tweet: Tonight @FriendlyHighSchool Zion Church @Zionsays


will show the brutality&profiling African American men face in Believe
production.

During Event Tweet: We would not be able to face or conquer anything in life
if we first don't "BELIEVE! - @wearezionmusic #Believe @Zionsays

After Event Tweet: If you missed the Believe event copies of the performance
the DVD and Soundtrack are available in the church bookstore @Zionsays
#Believe #Pray

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Julia Simms
W/R #18 TA #2
COMM331-0401
April 27, 2017
Believe
A#2: Background

Part I.
Sources:

Secondary:
Crosby, John F. Aftermath : Surviving the Loss of God. New York,
Algora Publishing, 2013.
I used this ebook to research more information about religion and
loss of faith
Before Event.

o http://greek.umd.edu/resources/chapter-expectations-guide-10/
I used this link to find more information about BELIEVE
Before and after event

Primary:
o Antesha Williams (Attendee of Event)
Phone: ---------
Email: teshawilliams@gmail.com

o Aaron Wilson (Cast Member)


Phone: ----------
Email: aaron.noel.wilson@gmail.com

o Mark Dearing (Attendee of Event)


Phone: ----------
Email: mark.dearing@gmail.com

o Letasia Leak (Cast Member)


Phone: -------------
Email: tayleak@gmail.com

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Crowdsourcing:

Facebook: I used Facebook to see if Zion Church had a profile and if so, was
there anything related to the Believe event?
o This allowed me to gain more background knowledge on the event.

Twitter: I used Twitter before, during and after the presentation by tagging zion
at @Zionsays and @wearezionmusic
o This allowed my followers to gain awareness of the events location.

Other sources:

info@zionchurchonline.com
o I used this source to find more information on the Zion
Believe Event
After event.

o Zion Church Twitter page: @Zionsays and @wearezionmusic


During event.

Fact check:

Two sources that confirmed BELIEVE event


http://zionlandover.com/believeOnline article
Zion Believe Event Posting

o http://zionicampus.com/events-and-announcements
o Zions Event Notification Page

Part II.

Coach tips:

Chap. 19: Use Short, Simple Sentences


o I used short simple sentences so that the reader can clear understand.

Chap. 18: Record audio or video to post on the Web.


o I recorded the one on one interview I had with the cast members and
attendees of the event.

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Chap. 19: Use Lists
o I used list in my story to explain key points of an issue and it helps that my
readers can scan the statements quickly.

Writing tip:

Chap. 10: Storytelling and Feature Techniques


o Use show in action techniques: By doing this I was able to describe what
the audience was doing.
o Think of your sources as characters in a book: By doing this in my
sidebar I was able to make the characters come to life for my readers.

Lauren Kessler: There is no such thing as writers block, you just have to have
something to say
o By keeping this tactic in mind it allowed me to continue writing and
always have some sense of purpose while writing if I always have
something to say.

Writing Tools:

#3 Activate your verbs


o I used this tool throughout A#2, because strong verbs create action and I
wanted my readers to visualize what was taking place.

#10 Cut Big then Small


o I used this tool to enhance my ability to elevate any unnecessary words
and paragraphs that didnt aid in the story.

#24 Work from a Plan


o I used an outline method to organize my story to not get side tracked about
what I specifically wanted trying to say and do within this story.

Harrower/Fedler tips

Research the Topic: I researched the topic of the event before hand so
that I have a good understanding thought-out. Leaves less room for
confusion.
Convey the Tone of Speech: I conveyed the tone of speech by
formulating my writing to suggest the type of voice.
Encourage Readers to come: I did that by actively tweeting before and
during the event.

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Extra Credit:

I received photos from the cast thanks to Zion Church that Ive put in the main
and sidebar because photos and videos were prohibited during the event.

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