March 19, 2009
Localization Story Pitch
A campaign was revived Wednesday concerning the issue of banning smoking in Michigan in restaurants, bars and public places.
I want to follow up with this story by speaking to expert sources such as: Bar owners, representatives from cigarettes companies and restaurant owners. I also want to get a public outlook on the topic by speaking with the general public (smokers and non-smokers.)
I would localize the story by specifically focusing on the city of East Lansing.
My idea came from Chris Christoff’s article in The Detroit Free Press titled, “Proposed state smoking ban welcomed, feared.”