Be original whats the difference between an obituary

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Don't simply mimic what your predecessors did. Be original What's the difference between an obituary and a death notice? Death notice –  brief announcements providing basic facts about local person's death  (name, age, memorial service) Obituaries –  longer, providing more history & detail; frequently written by funeral homes  or families
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With what topics should you be careful with when constructing an  obituary? 1) Addresses 2) Cause of death (62% of managing editors don't use suicide) 3) Past personal problems 4) Flowery phrases aka funeral home clich é s 5) Terminology (funerals are scheduled not held) How to write a standard news obituary 1) Person's name, major achievement/occupation; day, location, COD; age 2) List the survivors 3) Info about memorial service or burials How do you determine what accidents & disasters are covered? - Severity (death, damage, or injury) - How many people are affected?
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  • Spring '13
  • MichaelSkube
  • memorial service, w/ idle chitchat, Sophia Tasselmyer Vocab, funeral home clichés, standard news obituary

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