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High Five basics - High Five Reporting and writing are connected You can be an outstanding writer but your story will be incomplete and lack punch

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High Five Reporting and writing are connected. You can be an outstanding writer, but your story will be incomplete and lack punch unless you have done the reporting needed to answer all of the readers’ questions. The details you gather during the reporting process are the building blocks you need to write a relevant and interesting story. The High Five is a method for reporting and writing. It answers key reader questions at the top of the story for those with little time to read. In addition, it provides the details in the rest of the story for those who want to learn more. Thus, it serves all types of readers. Reporting Strong writing starts with asking the right questions during reporting and research. During your research, you must get the answers to the High Five elements. If you do so, you will have answered the key reader questions in every story. Interviewing/researching will be more purposeful using this method because you know what you need every time. The High Five elements are: 1. NEWS: What happened, or what is happening? What is new? This is the lead. 2. IMPACT: How does the news affect anything? How does it affect readers? A good quote often can help convey this. 3. CONTEXT:
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course MC 2003 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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High Five basics - High Five Reporting and writing are connected You can be an outstanding writer but your story will be incomplete and lack punch

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