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JRN 270 Chapter 3
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Stories should be based on what information?
The 5 W's
Good newspaper stories should be:
The five W's and the H are used primarily for what types of leads?
What is the primary story structure for breaking news?
The inverted pyramid
According to newspapers folklore, the inverted pyramid was developed during:
The Civil War
In an inverted pyramid story, when is the point of the story made?
At the beginning of the story
In general, where should attribution be placed?
The end of a sentence
Entertaining featurettes are called:
These words or phrases keep the story flowing:
What is the end of a story called?
What type of leads does the name of a person usually appear in the second paragraph?
Delayed identification lead
"He hopes to give 110 percent and take each game one at a time." This sentence contains examples of what?
Reporters must submit their stories by a certain time. What is that time limit called?
Why do reporters rewrite frequently?
To replace passive verbs with active verbs, omit redundancies and long, wordy sentences and to eliminate jargon and cliches.
True or False: Stories that begin with questions usually fail to get the point of the story quick enough.
Most stories should be written from what point of view?
What type of story structure is best used for crime, disaster, or other dramatic stories?
What do journalists use to determine style?
The AP Stylebook
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