The Secret to Writing Great Headlines for News Stories.
Pupils could be given a news report without paragraphing and asked to decide where new paragraphs should start. They could re-write a formal news report in colloquial language.
Writing about a game or a sporting event is essentially the same as writing a straight news story. Like straight news, sports stories are written in the inverted pyramid style (discussed in the previous chapter). The main difference between sports and news writing is in the lead. A sports lead usually emphasizes the who and how of an event.
How to Write a News Story. Here's something very few people realise: Writing news stories isn't particularly difficult. It does take practice and not everyone will be an expert but if you follow the guidelines below you should be able to create effective news items without too much stress.
When you are writing your own newspaper article: Make your headline short and snappy. In the first sentence sum up what the story is about. Write your report in the third person and the past tense. Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
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Newspaper Article Format A typical newspaper article contains five (5) parts: Headline: This is a short, attention-getting statement about the event. Byline: This tells who wrote the story. Lead paragraph: This has ALL of the who, what, when, where, why and how in it. A writer must find the answers to these questions and write them into.
Once you have this information you should be able to write your piece to fit in perfectly with your chosen publication’s target market, style, language and content requirements. 2. A Convincing Pitch. Once you’ve carried out your market research you should know which publication you are writing for.