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  • 1. News Story Analysis Worksheet Use this worksheet to analyze the content as well as the process of writing an informational news story. Be as specific as possible with all of your answers, referring back to the news story in your answers when appropriate. Student: ______________________________________ Newspaper:_____________________________________ Date: _______________ Section:_____________1. What is the headline for the story?2. Is the headline effective in summarizing the story and getting the reader’s attention?3. Briefly describe the factual content of the story related to the lead. A strong lead contains 5 W’s and H(who, what, when, where, why, and how)• Who:• What:• When:• Where:• Why:• How:4. Discuss the accuracy of the facts used in the story. How do you know that the sources used were reliableand accurate? Provide specific examples.5. In what way did the use of quotation (we like to hear what others have to say about the topic of thestory)• Do they add to the credibility of the story?•Do they make the story more interesting?• Do they present differing points of view about the topic?6. Are sources cited for reliability7 Is the writer objective and shows all sides to an issue?8 How is information presented? Does it follow an invertid pyramid structure (from most important to leastimportant information)?

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