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Writing news

  1. 1. Writing News
  2. 2. NewslettersO A news publication printed by an organization covering topics related to the organization
  3. 3. Defining NewsO A report on changeO Newsworthiness O Timeliness O Proximity O Prominence O Number of People Affected O Prominent People or involve money O Human interest O Conflict O Unusual
  4. 4. Two types of NewsO Hard newsO Soft news
  5. 5. Writing NewsInverted Pyramid
  6. 6. Parts of a storyO Lead O News lead O Teaser leadO Body O Series of details being addedO Quotes
  7. 7. Paragraph CompositionO Leads are one sentenceO Body paragraphs are one to three sentencesO New thoughts require a new sentence
  8. 8. Sentence ConstructionO Subject – Verb – Object O Michael fled from the storm O The storm made Michael fleeO Short, concise sentencesO Active verbs in active voice
  9. 9. QuotesO “Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream,” Mark Twain said.O Punctuation goes inside the quotation marksO Subject said. . . Don’t use other verbs unless absolutely necessary.
  10. 10. AP StyleO The Associate Press governs the stylistic choices for mass media in order to provide consistency and clarityO 2012 Stylebook in the office

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