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News & Feature Writing Part 2. News Vs Feature News/Summary Lead (First Paragraph) uses facts (5 Ws & H). Feature Lead uses a creative open.

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1 News & Feature Writing Part 2

2 News Vs Feature News/Summary Lead (First Paragraph) uses facts (5 Ws & H). Feature Lead uses a creative open.

3 News Format Paragraph 1: Summary Lead (5 Ws & H) Paragraph 2: Facts not used in paragraph 1 Paragraph 3: Direct Quotation Paragraph 4: Transition/Fact Paragraph 5: Direct Quotation

4 Feature Format Paragraph 1: Creative Lead Paragraph 2: Nut Graph Paragraph 3: Direct Quotation Paragraph 4: Transition/Fact Paragraph 5: Direct Quotation

5 Attribution/Direct Quote Rules Always use NAME SAID Attribution should go at end of first sentence. Never end a story with an attribution. Use full name on first reference only (Example: Jim Becka first time, and Mr. Becka later).

6 Writing Rules Do not stack quotes. Each direct quotation should take up a paragraph. You may stack transitions/Facts

7 Practice What is wrong with this news story. Paragraph 1: Direct Quotation Paragraph 2: Summary Lead Paragraph 3: Direct Quotation Paragraph 4: Transition/Fact Paragraph 5: Direct Quotation

8 What is wrong with this feature story? Paragraph 1: Summary Lead (5 Ws & H) Paragraph 2: Facts not used in paragraph 1 Paragraph 3: Direct Quotation Paragraph 4: Transition/Fact Paragraph 5: Direct Quotation


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