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Basic Structures for Writing a News Article Follow these guidelines to write the news article section of your Independent Reading Project. You will need to be creative in the way that you adapt the information about your book to fit this genre of writing. Remember that in addition to submitting the news article to me, you need to present this information (details are listed on the assignment sheet/rubric) to the class next week. Focus your story on the book that you read, and supplement the information about the book with information about the author and the professional reviews of the book that you read. If your book is fiction, you may want to write the news story as if the book were true. News Story Elements: you must include the following in your story. The Lead: Good journalistic stories contain an effective lead that is appropriate for conveying the story’s purpose. The W’s and H’s: The classic questions that reporters answer in the lead and the body of the story include who, what, where, when, why, how and how many. This information comes from your book. Supplement it with information about the author and from professional reviews of the book. Story Structure: Good journalistic stories utilize an effective story structure that is appropriate for conveying the story’s purpose— see below Objectivity: In general, a reporter is not a participant in the story; therefore, news is written in the third person and the reporter does not express his or her opinions in the story. (Note: some types of journalistic writing do allow for the use of the first person and for the reporter to editorialize). Attribution: The sources of all information communicated in journalistic writing must always be identified by the writer. Use attribution that credits the source as well as a Works Cited page. Example: “According to Dr. Smith…” or “On The New York Times
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