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More News Writing!. You Love it. Second graph, or nut graph. Pg. 38 Lead may be a brief anecdote, then follow-up paragraph contains all of the important questions. Called nut “graph,” or paragraph. Some Rules! You love rules. Pg. 48 Use third person pronouns!

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second graph or nut graph
Second graph, or nut graph
  • Pg. 38
  • Lead may be a brief anecdote, then follow-up paragraph contains all of the important questions. Called nut “graph,” or paragraph
some rules you love rules
Some Rules! You love rules.
  • Pg. 48
  • Use third person pronouns!
  • Repeat key words, like “Student Council”
  • However, use synonyms
  • Transitional words are essential
    • However, in addition, later, etc.
attribution
Attribution
  • Pg. 51
  • You must properly attribute facts and opinion
  • Readers must know where reporter got facts (best possible source)
  • Establishes credibility
  • Allows reader to make assessment of facts the reporter presents
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Attribution
  • Must separate facts from opinion
  • The news story is not a place for a reporter’s opinion—unattributed opinion is called editorializing
  • You might say that the prom decorations are “beautiful decorations,” but even “beautiful” is editorializing and must be removed
  • Do notquote facts.
use said
Use “Said.”
  • ‘Nuff said. Ha ha!
begin your paragraphs well
Begin Your paragraphs Well
  • Each paragraph should begin with a significant fact and use interesting, specific words
  • Pg. 54 has some examples of word choices. Take a look!
  • Use active voice. Duh.
  • Don’t use cliché. It’s so cliché.
  • Avoid slang (street language), coarse, or sexually suggestive terms
  • Check the checklist on pg. 56 to ensure you have a good story!