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Unit 2: News Writing
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A word or short phrase in large type at the top of an article designed to either summarize the news or grab the reader's attention and make them want to read it.
The first paragraph in a news story. Often includes the 5W's and H or a summary of events.
An article written by, or on behalf of, an editor, giving the news organisation's opinion on an issue.
The main news at the start and the rest of the detail following in decreasing order of importance.
A form of news writing. Lead, Quote, Transition, Quote (continue with T,Q until story is covered).
When reporters are gathered together to question someone in the news, usually taking it in turns to ask questions. Such gatherings are usually organised by an individual or company to deal with all the media in one session or to promote a new product or service.
A collection of short stories or a single story presented in one or two short paragraphs.
This is a story about an event—a speech, workshop, play, art exhibit, music concert, and so on—that is going to happen. Your goal is to give readers key information on which they can base their decisions on whether they want to attend
A longer article, usually in greater depth and complexity than a simple news item. Features may grow from a current news event or simply be examining a timeless issue.
An article focusing on a single aspect of a person's life. Whether the focus is a career, personal struggle or interesting hobby, the author vividly renders the person's story using descriptions and quotes. The writer conducts an interview and uses the data to craft a detailed, captivating personality feature.
An ending that finishes a story or bulletin with a climax, surprise, or punch line.
In news reporting, a way of moving smoothly from one story or section of a story to another.
A regular feature often on a specific topic, written by a person known as a columnist.
Also called "hard news". A straightforward account of factual news with little or no comment or analysis.
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