Looking at Newspapers This PPT accompanies a separate PDF resource (which includes a sample newspaper quiz, detailed teaching instructions and two “5 Ws and 1 H” activities). Kindly contributed by Ellie Walsh, Devon Adult and Community Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org
Today you will: • Identify the parts of today’s standard newspaper • Identify the differences between newspaper and other media sources • Recognize the daily uses of a newspaper • Identify the different parts of a news story Identify bias in news stories • Understand the interviewing process • Write a short news story, complete with quotations
Write for 5 minutes on one of the following topics I use newspapers for… OR I never use newspapers because….
These are some of the words we are going to use • Article • Byline • Critic • Edit • Editor • Editorial • Feature • Front page • Headline • Media • Opinion • Tabloid
The maxim of the Five Ws (and one H) is that in order for a report to be considered complete it must answer a checklist of six questions, • Who? Who was involved? • What? What happened (what's the story)? • When? When did it take place? • Where? Where did it take place? • Why? Why did it happen? • How? How did it happen?
The "Five Ws" (and one H) were written • about by Rudyard Kipling • I keep six honest serving-men(They taught me all I knew);Their names are What and Why and WhenAnd How and Where and Who. from Wikipedia accessed 15/06/09
What’s clever about this technique? • Each question should elicit a factual answer • Importantly, none of these questions can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no". • In the context of the "news style" the five Ws are types of facts that should be contained in the "lead" or first two or three paragraphs of the story,