Prepare by reading a local or national newspaper, either in print or online. Choose a story about a new proposal in state government. Look for the original press release on the government website. (Alternatively, you could find a press release first and then look for any corresponding stories.)
Compare the media story to the press release. Post to the Discussion Forum:
Most major government entities have a press release section on their website. Here is an example from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York State Governor’s website: Governor Cuomo announces awards for seven farm-to-school programs to benefit nearly 300,000 students across the state
Two stories generated by the release:SoutholdLOCAL. (2016, December 7). Greenport school district wins $68,820 state grant to support farm-to-school program for North Fork schools. Southold LOCAL.