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How to Write a Good Newspaper Article
Transcript of How to Write a Good Newspaper Article
Reporting the Facts
What do I need to include?
-Describe in detail the events that took place.
-.Use eye witness recounts from key personal (quotations will need to be in speech marks)
-What is going to happen next?
When is my newspaper report from?
Ruby and Gold group- the next day (key facts although some things might be still undiscovered)
Emerald group- -New infomation, possibly more information about the curse or a intention to capture the wicked person who cursed the Lady of Shalott in the first place (reassure the public!)
MUst- answer the 5 W's (when? who? what? where? why?).
- write in the past tense and in the third person.
SHOULD-use quotations from key personal ("don't forget to use speech marks")
-split the newspaper report into paragraphs.
- grab the reader's attention with a shocking headline and opening paragraph.
COULD - Use adjective tags. E.g. Beautiful prisoner, The Lady of Shalott, was thought to have been....
include a conspiracy theory or shocking new evidence. Try to make it believable.
Newspapers use headlines to grab the reader's attention. Headlines try to tell the story in a few words as possible.
Although some headlines are funny and may even use alliteration or a play on words, we are reporting an historic event.
You need to answer the 5 W's (Who? What? Where? When? Why?).
Only when the facts have been given does the person writing the newspaper report sometimes give their opinion.
However, we need to remember this is serious news so we have to be very precise with our choice of language. For example, 'it is yet to be confirmed'