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[Go with Catfish for Feb issue. mcm]

[update 12 Feb. Start a new page to post your draft in, like CatfishTrendingEMW. Paste in what you have so we can both see it. mcm]

//__Writer's Name:__// Erika Wheelhouse

//__Working title __// Catfish Trending (or review?)

//__What will the article cover? What will it be about?__// The new mtv series catfish is popular with the college aged viewers. It is about people who meet online and eventually want to meet up only to find out their significant other is hiding something. The article will talk about this upcoming phenomenon with meeting online, how social networking plays a role, the manti te'o girlfriend hoax, and the different reasons people look for relationships online rather than in person. I don't want the focus to be on the online dating sites. I want it more aimed at meeting through social networking sites.

//__What stance will you take?__// p 32, and again on p 82: General/semi-formal/opinion

__//Consider audience fit//__ Teens to Young adults

//__Consider how the article will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81__// The show Catfish is on MTV, which most teen-young adults watch. It is a trending topic that will connect to readers will similar stories or an interest in the tv series.

//__Where might the article fit on TIO section and category, either existing or one that will collect others__// Social Media or Real Life

//__Research and practices you'll need to do to write the article__// Social Networking statistics/online dating statistics/manti te'o hoax information/opinions/CatFish show experiences

//__What it might link to - literally and figuratively__// It could link to online dating, social networking, real life stories/blogs of meeting online [**definitely** what will is link to? mcm]

//__Article length__// 1000 - 1200 words [mcm]
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