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1 THE 5WS AND H

2 Warm-up  What would you want to know if you were reading a story about the playoff football game on Friday?

3  Log into the Dallas Morning News at nie.dallasnews.com  Password = 75002

4 The 5 w’s and h = 6 news questions  Who  What  When  Where  Why  How  Every news story will include answers to these 6 questions. When you begin writing stories, you will be looking for answers to these questions.

5 Who?  Who is involved?  Who does/did the situation affect?  Who said so?

6 What?  What is happening?  What did happen?  What are the consequences?  What is different about this?  What are the choices?

7 When?  When did or when will this happen?  When was this discovered?

8 Where?  Where did or will this happen?

9 Why?  Why did this happen or will it happen?

10 How?  How did it or will it happen?  How much does it cost?  How many people does this affect?  How do or will people feel about this?

11 Example 1 – Identify the who, what, when, where, why and how To give his students a feel for the Cold War, Hartford Public High School teacher Robert Abate is sending them on a trip: to the long-neglected fallout shelter in the basement. Dateline: Hartford, Connecticut

12  Who – teacher and students  What – taking a trip to the shelter  When – n/a  Where – Hartford  Why – to give students a feel for the Cold War  How – by traveling to a fall-out shelter

13 Example 2 Hurricane Bertha churned toward the Atlantic seaboard with 100 mph winds yesterday and barely a hint of making its predicted turn toward the north. Nearly 1 million residents and tourists were urged to pack up and leave. Dateline: Jacksonville, Florida

14  Who – residents  What – residents being urged to evacuate  When- yesterday  Where – Florida  Why – because of hurricane  How – not included

15 Example 3 A devastating wildfire, costliest in Alaska history, raged out of control today as crews fought to protect more homes and a main road. Dateline: USA Today

16  Who – wildfire crews  What – crews are fighting to protect homes  When – today  Where – Alaska  Why – because of wildfire  How – not included

17 Example 4 To make way for the latest addition to the updated Times Square – a 25 screen movie complex, a developer plans to literally pick up a historic 42 nd Street burlesque house and move it 30 feet down the street. Dateline: New York City

18  Who – 42 nd Street burlesque house  What – house is being moved down the street  When –  Where – New York City  Why – Because developer wants the space for movie complex  How – pick it up as a whole

19 What are the 5w’s and h?  The six essential news questions  Crucial to any news story  The first step to writing a summary news lead

20 Today’s Assignment  Log into the Dallas Morning News at nie.dallasnews.com  Last Name = Juntunen; Password =  Complete 5w’s and h assignment individually


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