A newsworthy story is anything happening in your community that might interest readers. Where is the team normally based?
If you don't know instantly, then you can be sure there will be plenty of readers who don't. Not necessarily what interests you most, but what will interest them. On rare occasions it might be relevant to the story if they shout or scream; in which case break the rule.
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Guidelines on Writing Newspaper Articles Purpose In this guide we provide basic tips on how to write a newspaper article, links to additional resources on how to write a newspaper article as well as a template Parts of Newspaper Article A newspaper article is usually constituted by five key parts: The headline is a short, attention getting statement about the event The byline tells who wrote the story The lead paragraph contains the what happened, where and when did it happen, who was involved, how did it happen, why is it newsworthy?
From advertising shockingly, sometimes intentionally to the greengrocer's board we are bombarded with mis- and missing punctuation, yet it is invariably correct in print, though seldom when it emerges from the home printer.
The lead will help readers decide if they want to read the rest of the story, or if they are satisfied knowing these details. Share via Email You've gathered the information, done the reporting.
Review your research and notes. So what does it take to write like a real reporter? Conduct timely, in-person interviews with witnesses The hardest part about writing a news story is getting interviews with the right people.
We may regard it as shorthand to speed communication because we share the understanding of what it means, but, whether intentional or not, it is a protective shield that excludes those not in the know.