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JRN 3200: News Reporting and Writing: Narrowing a Topic

TIps for Brainstorming a Broad Topic


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Narrowing a Topic

Setting Up Your Search Strategy

What are some of the ways to look at a topic?

For example, if you wanted to examine how the Exxon company handled public relations regarding the Valdez oil spill, you could try:



Valdez OR oil spill


public relations OR media OR response