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Mr. Antonio Delgado
     July 16, 2012
GJC Audio-Visual Room
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    NEWS is information
     about current events
     printed in newspapers
     or broadcast by the
     media.
           --Microsoft Encarta,
       2009.
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       Recent information
       Current events
       Somebody or something interesting
       Something previously unknown
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     Timeliness
     Proximity or Nearness
     Significance
     Prominence
     Oddity or Unusualness
     Conflict
     Progress
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     Classroom  story
     Enrolment story
     Meeting story
     Program/Party Story
     Honor roll
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     Awards  story
     School Improvement story
     Election story
     School Organization/Club story
     Out-of-School Activity
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     Accuracy
     Brevity   (briefness)
     Clarity
     Objectivity
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     offices, departments, library
     School calendar
     Invitations and Memos
     Different clubs and organizations
     Sports teams
     Students and teachers
     Community
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     Straight    news –
       consists of facts
       reported without
       elaboration
     News      feature – based
       on facts; writer may
       give his impressions,
       may describe and
       narrate without
       resorting to biased
       opinion
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                Most interesting or    The Inverted
                 most important         Pyramid of news
                       Least
                                        suggests that
                    interesting         news be told in
                      or least          order of most
                     important          interesting or
                                        important to least
                                        interesting or
                                        important
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                 Inverted Pyramid of News
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                I’LL TAKE THE
                     LEAD!
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     The  1st paragraph: Most
      important part of the
      article, summarizes the
      story
     The Hook: Arouses the
      readers interest
     Answers right away the
      most important
      questions: 5 W’s and 1 H
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    There are two kinds of
     lead: the straight and
     novelty leads.
    Depending on the nature
     of the story and its
     driving news elements,
     a straight lead can
     focus on one or a few
     of the six question
     words.
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     Who?
     What?
     When?
     Where?
     Why?
     How?
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     Many  students in GJC are getting bald early.
     The GJC board had a meeting.
     The meeting was held last night.
     They ate chicharon during the meeting.
     One of the causes of baldness might be the
      wearing of caps.
     The board passed a resolution banning the
      wearing of hats in the school.
     The board voted 9-1 in favor of the
      resolution.
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    Who? — The school board passed a
     resolution last night banning the wearing
     of caps in all school buildings.
    What? — Cap wearing was banned in
       all school buildings last night after
       the school board passed a new
       resolution.
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    Where? — In General de Jesus College last
     night, the school board passed a
     resolution to ban the wearing of caps in
     all school buildings.
    When? — Last night, the school board
     passed a resolution banning cap wearing
     in all school buildings.
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    How? — By a 9-1 margin last night, the
     school board passed a resolution banning
     cap wearing inside the school premises.
    Why? — Citing a pattern of early-onset
     baldness in GJC students, the school
     board last night passed a resolution that
     restricts cap wearing in all school
     buildings.
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      Astonisher Lead
          Better attend your classes on November 5!
      Contrast Lead
            Twenty years ago, he was the school’s
       janitor. Now, he came back to become the
       college dean.
      Epigram Lead – verse, quotation
            Like father, like son…
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      Picture Lead – describes to create a mental
        picture of the subject.
             The new dean, although only in his 30s,
        is already silver-haired.
      Background Lead – describes the setting
             Decorated with buntings and multi-
        colored lights, the quadrangle became a
        grand setting for a barrio fiesta as GJC
        celebrated its…..
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      Parody Lead – a parody of a well-known song
        or poem
            Never say never…
            This must be far away from the mind of
        a 45-year old man who killed himself..
      Punch Lead - short, forceful, explosive
            God is dead!
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      Quotation Lead
           ―Ignorance, not poverty, causes
       malnutrition.‖
           Thus revealed former Isabela governor
       Grace Padaca to …
      Question Lead
           Who will be the next CSC governor? The
       answer will be known on…
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     Pack the most important info in
      one sentence
     Start with the most important or
      unusual idea of the news event.
     Go direct to the point
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     Rarely use the ―when‖ and
      ―where‖ leads
     Use less than 30 words
     Avoid starting with articles:
           a, an, the
     Do not mention names in the lead
      unless the person is well-known
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                  WHAT A
                GREAT BODY!
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     The  details of the lead
     Arranged from most important
      to the least important
     One sentence, one paragraph
     Sentences are generally less
      than 25 words
     Include quotations from at
      least two different people
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     Make  sure your facts are accurate
     Keep your sentences short.
     Use the SVO formula
     Be specific.
     Avoid long and complex words.
     Write in the third person.
     Use adjectives sparingly.
     Do not editorialize.
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    POINTERS:
    5 W’s and 1 H
     Quotations
     Details
     One paragraph, one sentence

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Campus Journalism - News Writing

  • 1. Mr. Antonio Delgado July 16, 2012 GJC Audio-Visual Room
  • 2. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 NEWS is information about current events printed in newspapers or broadcast by the media. --Microsoft Encarta, 2009.
  • 3. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Recent information  Current events  Somebody or something interesting  Something previously unknown
  • 4. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Timeliness  Proximity or Nearness  Significance  Prominence  Oddity or Unusualness  Conflict  Progress
  • 5. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Classroom story  Enrolment story  Meeting story  Program/Party Story  Honor roll
  • 6. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Awards story  School Improvement story  Election story  School Organization/Club story  Out-of-School Activity
  • 7. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Accuracy  Brevity (briefness)  Clarity  Objectivity
  • 8. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  offices, departments, library  School calendar  Invitations and Memos  Different clubs and organizations  Sports teams  Students and teachers  Community
  • 9. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Straight news – consists of facts reported without elaboration  News feature – based on facts; writer may give his impressions, may describe and narrate without resorting to biased opinion
  • 10. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Most interesting or The Inverted most important Pyramid of news Least suggests that interesting news be told in or least order of most important interesting or important to least interesting or important
  • 11. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Inverted Pyramid of News
  • 12. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 I’LL TAKE THE LEAD!
  • 13. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  The 1st paragraph: Most important part of the article, summarizes the story  The Hook: Arouses the readers interest  Answers right away the most important questions: 5 W’s and 1 H
  • 14. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 There are two kinds of lead: the straight and novelty leads. Depending on the nature of the story and its driving news elements, a straight lead can focus on one or a few of the six question words.
  • 15. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?
  • 16. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Many students in GJC are getting bald early.  The GJC board had a meeting.  The meeting was held last night.  They ate chicharon during the meeting.  One of the causes of baldness might be the wearing of caps.  The board passed a resolution banning the wearing of hats in the school.  The board voted 9-1 in favor of the resolution.
  • 17. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Who? — The school board passed a resolution last night banning the wearing of caps in all school buildings. What? — Cap wearing was banned in all school buildings last night after the school board passed a new resolution.
  • 18. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Where? — In General de Jesus College last night, the school board passed a resolution to ban the wearing of caps in all school buildings. When? — Last night, the school board passed a resolution banning cap wearing in all school buildings.
  • 19. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 How? — By a 9-1 margin last night, the school board passed a resolution banning cap wearing inside the school premises. Why? — Citing a pattern of early-onset baldness in GJC students, the school board last night passed a resolution that restricts cap wearing in all school buildings.
  • 20. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Astonisher Lead Better attend your classes on November 5! Contrast Lead Twenty years ago, he was the school’s janitor. Now, he came back to become the college dean. Epigram Lead – verse, quotation Like father, like son…
  • 21. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Picture Lead – describes to create a mental picture of the subject. The new dean, although only in his 30s, is already silver-haired. Background Lead – describes the setting Decorated with buntings and multi- colored lights, the quadrangle became a grand setting for a barrio fiesta as GJC celebrated its…..
  • 22. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Parody Lead – a parody of a well-known song or poem Never say never… This must be far away from the mind of a 45-year old man who killed himself.. Punch Lead - short, forceful, explosive God is dead!
  • 23. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Quotation Lead ―Ignorance, not poverty, causes malnutrition.‖ Thus revealed former Isabela governor Grace Padaca to … Question Lead Who will be the next CSC governor? The answer will be known on…
  • 24. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Pack the most important info in one sentence  Start with the most important or unusual idea of the news event.  Go direct to the point
  • 25. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Rarely use the ―when‖ and ―where‖ leads  Use less than 30 words  Avoid starting with articles: a, an, the  Do not mention names in the lead unless the person is well-known
  • 26. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 WHAT A GREAT BODY!
  • 27. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  The details of the lead  Arranged from most important to the least important  One sentence, one paragraph  Sentences are generally less than 25 words  Include quotations from at least two different people
  • 28. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Make sure your facts are accurate  Keep your sentences short.  Use the SVO formula  Be specific.  Avoid long and complex words.  Write in the third person.  Use adjectives sparingly.  Do not editorialize.
  • 29. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  • 30. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  • 31. The Link July 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 POINTERS: 5 W’s and 1 H  Quotations  Details  One paragraph, one sentence