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By David Gopee. Writing a news Story. Action plan. Presenting to: Broadcast Journalism class Audience: High school education (Grade 11-12) 65% female Audience interest: High Audience familiarity with topic: Relatively new

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By david gopee

By David Gopee

Writing a news Story


Action plan

Action plan

  • Presenting to: Broadcast Journalism class

  • Audience: High school education (Grade 11-12) 65% female

  • Audience interest: High

  • Audience familiarity with topic: Relatively new

  • Attitude of audience: Open to new writing skills as they are wanting to pursue the area of writing and journalism.

  • Goal: to have students write successful leads for stories that they will develop about the school and community


Action plan continued

Action plan Continued…

  • The presentation is a combination of speaker led, and user interactive Presentations.

  • The method of deliver is through the computer, projected onto the smart board

  • Colored theme- red Black and White. Black for the background, red for the headings of the topic and white for the information.

  • There are some multimedia effects that can be used for this presentation. Videos, websites and charts.


Learning objective

Learning objective

  • The students will develop appropriate Headlines for stories.

  • The students will identify key points in a story.

  • The students will write an effective lead for a news story.


Writing a headline

Writing a HEADLINE

A Short phrase used to capture attention.

  • Short and to the point

  • Appropriate

  • Humor

  • Pun

  • Factual

  • Question

  • Interest


Examples of headlines

Examples of Headlines

“The wheels on the bus go round and round.”- story about bus safety.”

“Local man dies in tragic accident”


Think pair share

Think, Pair, Share

How does one read a newspaper:

Scan Headlines

Find interested information

Read opening Paragraph

Preview the Text

Consider the personal value of the text

Complete the story


Activity 1

Activity #1

  • Write and idea for a story that is happening in the school or community.

  • List some facts about the story.

  • Write a headline for a story.


The inverted pyramid

The inverted Pyramid

Who

What

Where

When

Why

How

  • Other details

  • important to the story

Follow up

information


Writing the lead

Writing the Lead

  • Who

  • What

  • Why

  • Where

  • When

  • How


Activity 2

Activity #2

Write a lead to the below accident report


Examples of the lead

Examples of the Lead

WHAT

WHEN

A Murfreesboro man died Monday afternoon

when his car spun out of control on rain-

slickened Broad Street, crashed into a utility

pole and threw him through the windshield.

WHO

WHERE

HOW

WHY


Activity 3

Activity #3

Write your own Story Lead


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