Lead Headline Byline Quote News Story Feature Story Editorial
Lead -- Usually one sentence that tells who, what where, when, why and how. It is found at the beginning of the story Let's look at some examplesLet's look at some examples
Title of the story A good newspaper headline is concise, informative and, at times, entertaining. When you write a newspaper headline, your goal is to hook the reader into reading the articleentertaining Let's check out today's paper Let's check out today's paper
Exactly what someone said, and is in quotation marks.
A story that is timely and describes an event of interest Hard news stories move briskly through the five W's and the H, packing in just enough detail to give readers a clear picture of the news. Immediacy is everything in hard news.
A human interest story that is not closely tied to a recent news event. Bare facts are surrounded by elaboration, interpretation, mood, context, detailed description, emotion, irony and humor.
Once you have a story idea, decide exactly what focus you want to emphasize. Your focus is the angle you want for the story.
A writer tells his or her opinion about a subject.
Always ask open-ended questions If your question solicits a yes or no answer, it is not open-ended Always ask ‘why’ Develop questions before the interview Be ready to ask new questions depending on the answers you get
In a news story, the most important information goes at the top, leaving less important details for last. Lead Details pertaining to lead Minor details
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