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Writing Straight News


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Writing Straight News

  1. 1. Writing Straight News <ul><li>1. Write a straight fact news story based on the following details which are given at random. Follow the inverted pyramid structure. </li></ul><ul><li>- program on Octo. 10 (this year), Monday, 3 p.m.., Social Hall </li></ul><ul><li>- sponsored by Junior Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>- to honor Albert Francia, “Mambibigkas ng Taon,” Jubaira Riga, “Mutya ng Maynila,” Alex Solivet, 2 nd place in the “Timpalak Bigkasan” </li></ul><ul><li>- officers of the Junior Assembly; Judel Roman, president; Reinier Magnayon, vice president; Sheila Camacho, secretary;-treasurer; Mr. Rodrigo Duque, adviser </li></ul><ul><li>- other program highlights: folk dance, III-1 girls; vocal solo, Jacel Kiram; musical number, PNCLS Rondalla </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>2. Write an action story based on the following facts given at random. </li></ul><ul><li>- Heavy rains according to a military report triggered the landslide </li></ul><ul><li>- Seven unidentified bodies have been recovered and seven survivors taken to a hospital for treatment, said Sgt. Angelito Bongosia, a deputy officer at the Regional Unified Command in Davao City. </li></ul><ul><li>- About 100 people were buried in a landslide </li></ul><ul><li>- Date: yesterday (Supply the date) </li></ul><ul><li>- Second such disaster in a week </li></ul><ul><li>- At gold mining site in Davao del Norte, in a Diat Village 30 kilometre north of Pantukan </li></ul><ul><li>- The avalanche killed the gold miners and their families </li></ul><ul><li>- Military scout rangers and volunteers from a local miner’s association are continuing search and rescue efforts, the report said </li></ul><ul><li>- The landslide was the latest disaster at the gold mining site in Davao which has attracted thousands of fortune hunters mostly farmers </li></ul><ul><li>- Using picks and chisels, the miners who often bring along their families into the mountains and scoop up earth containing gold dust </li></ul><ul><li>- They wash the gold in streams or rivers using wooden pans </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing editorial articles <ul><li>Write editorials based on the following facts </li></ul><ul><li>a. Across the street from the school are comic stands where students flock during their off-periods. They spend their snack money on comic magazines and stay there reading until the bell rings for their next periods. Write an editorial based on these facts. </li></ul><ul><li>b. It is the Foundation Week of your school. Write an editorial of tributes to a hero or person who is the namesake of your school. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Drug addiction is again rampant in the community. What should be done about it? Write an editorial using any of the types you have learned. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Writing Feature Articles <ul><li>Write a short feature article out of some facts with human interest from the daily papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Write an anecdote of the most unforgettable experience that has a moral lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Clip some of examples of personalities, experiences and adventures, description, narratives and backgrounders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writing a sports article <ul><li>Write a basketball story based on the following facts. Supply the headline with the correct scores. </li></ul><ul><li>- quarterscore: 21-16,43-42, 69-68, 96-91 </li></ul><ul><li>- the victory gave PNU Blue the 3 rd conference title in the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) </li></ul><ul><li>- the first two conferences were won by the Up Green </li></ul><ul><li>- :My boys seemed to have lost their confidence in their shooting. The referees were making bad calls againsts us, “ said UP coach Arnel Laparan. </li></ul><ul><li>- Highest pointers for PNU were F. Vendivel, 18; J. Chan, 14; R. Garcia, 14; D. Varela, 12, J. Arciaga, 10. </li></ul><ul><li>- Morales fouled out with six minutes left in the final period and Arellano followed him to the bench with 1:07 in a vain attempt to stop the redhot Vendivel. </li></ul><ul><li>- The game was played at the PNU gym. Attendance was 1,000 Saturday night. </li></ul><ul><li>- Garcia keyed breakaway from 69-68 lead. </li></ul><ul><li>- PNU missed free throws and lost Arciaga on fouls with three minutes 10 seconds remaining in the game </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Submit the articles in my e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>or upload in my website at or </li></ul>