Both non-fiction & fiction stories demand CREATIVITY!
Challenge: Dig up interesting facts
Two styles: Straight news story Feature story
Lead Paragraph Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Lead Paragraph 5 Ws & How = Skeleton
Lead Paragraph Body Flesh story out
Lead Body Amplification Clarification Quotes Background
Arranged in Descending Order of Importance
News Releases Promote volunteerism, events, needs Pyramid construction Lead (5 Ws & H) Contact info top & bottom (name, phone, email)
Web Promote volunteerism, events, needs Pyramid construction Lead—5 Ws & H Response
Pitch story idea to editor Get word length Get photo specs Get photo consent forms signed
Photo Consent FormsAvailable inEnglish Spanish Russian Hmong KoreanContact Anne Urban on Lotus Notes. (Central Connection photo guide also available.) email@example.com
PHOTOGRAPHS Use at least 4 mega pixel camera Highest compression & largest format—600 dpi ideal (300 dpi minimum) 3x5 inch minimum format Know your flash strength Email as .jpg files Submit prints ONLY if from lab DON’T use disposable cameras!
Interviewing Skills 5Ws & How (skeleton)
Interviewing Skills 5 Ws & H Amplify Clarify Quotes Anecdotes
Interviewing Skills Practice, Practice, Practice!
Small talk Chatting Be curious
Ask questions Make observations Draw people out Experiment
Interviewing Skills Prepare
Keep background files