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  1. 1. Unit #3: Newswriting and Gathering<br />Newswriting Basics #2<br />Chapter 4 – Inside Reporting by Tim Harrower<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Concepts<br />
  3. 3. Nut Graf = “An explanatory paragraph near the top of the story that summarizes what the story is about – or tells readers why they should care.” <br />– Harrower, p. 324 glossary<br />Meet Mr. Nut Graf<br />A Nut Graf:<br />Condenses the story into a “nutshell”.<br />Can do four things:<br />Add any of the missing 5 W’s from the lead<br />Provide background<br />Provide supporting quote<br />Reinforce the why should I care part<br />Does every story need one?<br />No – but they work well for features.<br />
  4. 4. Please Delete!<br />Harrower p. 53<br />
  5. 5. Associated Press Style – An Industry Standard<br />Stylebook = “a compilation of newsroom rules for punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, etc., with guidelines on everything from handling profanity to recording sports scores.” –Harrower, p. 325 glossary<br />
  6. 6. Excellent Tips From Your Book<br />AP Style Highlights p. 57<br />66 Newswriting Tips p. 60<br />Leads That Succeed p. 46<br />

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