Study Guide for Chapter 3
Study Guide for Chapter 3 MCA 227
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Date Created: 09/30/15
Newswriting Basics 0 When writing a story you must be try to be objective truthful and fair 0 You must be factual 0 Let the reader form their own opinions I Where do opinions belong 0 Movie review 0 Political commentary 0 Sports stories 0 Distorting the news with opinions is damaging and unprofessional The 10 Most common factual newspaper errors Misquotation Number s wrong Misspelling Job title wrong Name wrong Location wrong Time wrong Date wrong Address wrong 10 Age wrong cmsowewwe The 5 W s 1 The Who a Who is involved who is effected who benefits 2 The What a The stuff the news is about 3 The When a Timeliness is essential to every story 4 The Where a The closer the event the more relevant it is to readers 5 The Why a Great journalism explains it makes the story memorable v M How to Write an Effective News Lead 1 Collect all your facts 2 Sum it up boil it down a Who what where when why 3 Prioritize the SW s 4 Rethink Revise Rewrite Rewriting When to hit delete Passive Verbs Don t Repeat Yourself Long wordy sentences Jargon Cliches U PP P
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