J330 Class 1 Alternatives the the Inverted Pyramid

J330 Class 1 - subtopics to come • Gut section often includes narrative passages as transition between subtopics • Ending often loops back to

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The Old Inverted Pyramid Source: Newspapers in Education
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Another View Source: Poynter Institute
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The Spot News Model What happened? Why? What are consequences? Is there a context? Strong, authoritative quote high in story. Additional details on each in story; 5 W’s. Use quotes to support facts. Look to future: what’s next? Order of elements varies according to newsworthiness.
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The Elements of Spot News What happened? Why? What are the consequences? What’s the context? What’s next?
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Generic Feature Model Lead illustrates point of story, often with a narrative passage. Nut section states story’s point, its relevance to readers, summarizes
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Unformatted text preview: subtopics to come. • Gut section often includes narrative passages as transition between subtopics. • Ending often loops back to provide closure to opening vignette. Gut Elements • History: How did your issue develop over time? • Scope: How widespread is your topic? Who is affected and to what extent? • Relevance: Why do the story now? Tie to recent events. • Impact: Who are the winners and losers? • Conflict: Are contrary forces at work? Who opposes whom, and why? Gut Elements II • Futures: What happens if nothing changes? What changes might occur, and what happens then?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course J 330 taught by Professor Todd during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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J330 Class 1 - subtopics to come • Gut section often includes narrative passages as transition between subtopics • Ending often loops back to

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