Feature stories require research, statistics and details in order to capture the entire story. I found information for my feature story and podcast assignment through these sources, which include a news story, press release, feature story, opinion piece, scholarly article and report/white paper. When using these sources, I tried to find a broad range of information and sources that would allow me to learn about my topic in as much detail as possible. My feature story has a particular focus on the timeline for colony collapse disorder, including when it first came to the media’s attention until the most recent administrative acts by President Trump. To account for this timeline, I searched for sources that had a broad time range, but I focused especially on recent sources in order to ensure that my article would be timely. 


Honeybees are an important part of our ecosystem. I wanted to study pollinators to learn more about these links between humans and nature. Bee / Kamil Porembiński / Creative Commons Flickr Images 


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