ADV AG COMMUNICA WRIT
ADV AG COMMUNICA WRIT AEE 4035
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Date Created: 09/18/15
Elements ofa Good News Story You should strive to do the following when writing news stories Cover most if not all of the 5 W s and H 0 WHO will do said or did something 0 WHAT will be done was said or happened 0 WHEN it will be done it was said or happened 0 WHERE it will be done it was said or happened 0 WHY it will be done it was said or happened 0 HOW it will affect me or how it was done Follow the inverted pyramid style with the most important facts first Keep sentences short Use short wellknown words Avoid jargon Use active words to add zest to your writing Avoid for example it was said or it is thought Use specific concrete 7 not abstract 7 words and terms Do not editorialize which means injecting your own preferences or even preferences of the subject you are writing about without attributing Avoid adjectives that re ect opinion Stick to the facts Keep paragraphs short Avoid overusing prepositions in sentences Write stories in third person he she it or they or John said It is however becoming more common to write in the second person you Proofread the story and edit unnecessary words eliminate grammar and spelling errors For good measure have others read the story and have them tell you what they think it said If the news story is longer than one page write quotmorequot at the bottom of the page Indicate the end of the news story by a typing 30 or E journalese for quotendquot at the center of the page below the final line of story
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