Writing for the News

News reporters must answer the who, what, when, where, why and how in an article. This needs to appear in the first couple of paragraphs of a story. The underlying reason for this is the way in which the journalists copy is cut by the sub-editor. Using the inverted pyramid approach means that sub-editors cut from the bottom of the story. Therefore, you do not want all your important information down the bottom. The main points of the story need to be communicated quickly and succinctly hence the attention grabbing headling with the accompanying article going to report the news.

In this next assignment we are going to write our own news article.  The assessment task requires you to choose a topic to write about within the school and to meet the deadline of Friday August 5th.


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