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News Notes

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Amanda Eberle
Jacksonville State University

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How to write a lead
Intro to News
Stedman, Michael E.
Class Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amanda Eberle on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COM 315-001 at Jacksonville State University taught by Stedman, Michael E. in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Intro to News in News, Commnuications at Jacksonville State University.

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Date Created: 09/26/16
THE LEAD- MOST IMPORTANT 1. Directly to the reader 2. Listen to or heard by announcer “If you don’t hit a newspaper reader between the eyes with your first sentence, there is no need of writing a second one.” Arthur Brisbane Newspaper Editor News Function:  Grab readers attention  Capture essence of the story  Entice reader to continue Structure:  Contains main idea  Subject –verb- object  No more than 35 words  Shorter, simpler, max 35 words Rules:  Write best lead possible  Break any other rules to do so Need to answer 4 W’s ---- who, what ,when, where HOW TO WRITE A LEAD Check yourself b tweeting it. To fit into a 140 character . it makes you focus on fewest words possible - call a friend to tell about your story, by summing it up. Try several possibilities.  Read lead outloud  Revise and revise again  Checkfor accuracy  Eliminate passive verbs  Cut out jargon and clichés  Emphasize main point God leads have concreate details , colorful facts, and simple words. Syntax. Avoid being too complex Types of leads: 1. Direct – Most we do will be direct in this class 2. Delayed – feature 3. Anecdotal- has a point 4. descriptive- sets the scene 5. situational- tells the whole situation , setting.


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