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Example: Last night at 10 PM, a train from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh slid off the tracks near Johnstown. No injuries were reported, but the train had been carrying flammable materials. A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Mr. Robert Graves, said that while there was no evidence of sabotage, “that possibility is being looked into by police.” This is the second derailing on this route in two years. The rest of the article would expand upon and give background and further information on the accident. Editorial - This is a piece in which the writer gives opinions about an issue. A possible solution may be suggested. The requirements of the Five W’s and absolute, unbiased accuracy are not adhered to as strictly as they are in a news article. Example: How many train wrecks will we have before the government steps in? Will it take a fatality before trains in our state are made safer? Should explosives, poisonous materials, and hazardous wastes continue to be shipped with only minor considerations to safety? This newspaper’s opinion is a firm and resounding “No!” If the Federal Transportation Commission does not recognize its own failings and correct the problems, it will be our local politicians’ job to re-route trains carrying potentially dangerous cargoes away from our communities.
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188 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Human-Interest Story - This type differs from the previous two because it has a different overall intent. As in a news article, the intent is to inform the reader of facts, but in the human-interest story, writers add the element of appealing to the readers’ sympathies. Answering the Five W’s is usually adhered to, but not as strictly as in the news article. Frequent topics of human-interest stories are animals, heroic deeds, strange occurrences of fate, money, etc. Example: Huddled among the broken railroad cars and destroyed contents of yesterday’s train derailment near us, sat someone’s lost puppy. Police found it early this morning after hearing whimpering from inside one of the cars. The poor dog’s leg had been severed in the accident, and it was trapped by rubble. Had another hour elapsed, it probably would have died, says a local veterinarian, who treated the mixed- breed, black-and-white dog. According to the vet, Stumpy, as the dog is now called, has received more than twenty requests for adoption since his lucky rescue was accomplished. Headline – This is a short heading over an article, which is set in large type, and which gives an indication of the subject of the article. Headlines are short and are designed to catch the readers’ interest. All important words in the headline should be capitalized. Each article in a newspaper contains a headline. The wording of headlines is very important. If they say too much, readers may skip reading the article; if they are too vague, the subject may not interest the reader. Simple words such as a, and, the are frequently left out of headlines.
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