Friday, September 24, 2010

News Budget Example

News Budget Week 4 (Sports section of Florida paper)

SUPER BOWL – Detroit (AP) – Seahawks arrive in Detroit day before the Steelers to find overwhelming support for their opposition. Despite a small show of Seahawk supporters, a majority of the city is swamped in Steelers black and yellow. 20 inches. w/ fotos.

Reason: The Super Bowl is only a week away, and for the first time in the playoffs, the Steelers are no longer the underdog.

LIGHTNING – Washington (AP) – Alexander Ovechkin made the Tampa Bay Lightning pay dearly for a defensive decision to double-team him. Dainius Zubrus scored with 2:20 left in regulation and the Washington Capitals edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Sunday for their third home win in four games against the defending Stanley Cup champions. 25 inches. w/ fotos and graphic (box score and upcoming games)

Reason: The hometown team, 5-0-1 in their last 6 games, loses a close game to Washington.

STORM – Philadelphia (AP) – Tony Graziani threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Philadelphia Soul to a 52-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm on Sunday in the opener for both teams. 10 inches. w/ graphic (box score)

Reason: Storm lose season opener.

MARIUCCI – Auburn Hills, Mich, (AP) – Steve Mariucci, former Detroit Lions head coach, speaks for the first time since his firing in November. He said he plans to take “a long time off” from coaching. 15 inches. w/ photo (headshot)

Reason: Many have made predictions about Mariucci’s decision because of his refusal to comment on it. He finally comes clean.

CHAMPIONS TOUR – Kahuku, Hawaii (AP) – Loren Roberts completes sweep of Hawaiian tournaments with a win at Turtle Bay Championship. 10 inches.

Reason: There are a large amount of golf followers in Florida who would be interested in this story.