Chapter 11 Other Common Story Types:
Follows, localizations, & Advances
What follows a news story may be as important or interesting as the original story.
After people ask what happened, they usually ask, what happened next?
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Writing Feature News Feature stories are small So what is it? o Article that finds its impact beyond the basic 5-w's o Presentation of the imagination not departing from or stretching the truth, but piercing the truths that strike people's curiosity.sympa
Reporting Polls & Surveys Polls and surveys o Measure public opinion o Are more reliable than anecdotes or interviews o Can tell readers something they would not know otherwise o Can influence public policies Two different types of surveys o Scientific o
Summary Lead Assignment
You are a reporter for the Cityville Times. Write summary leads for the following set of
facts. Indicate who, what, where, when and why for each set of facts. Please keep your
Written: Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I
Homework Assignment 1
Written: Match time is at 10 a.m on Sunday on the Bartzen Varsity Court.
Problem: The sentence is written awkwardly and the author wrote B
8 Feb 2013
Lead Assignment #2
Officers are going door to door in a Southern California mountain community attempting
to track a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three murders after
finding his burned-o
ANCHORAGE (AP) A strong earthquake hit the Aleutian Islands
Thursday night at 7:01 p.m. pacific time, causing minimal damage to the
Aleutian islands, according an official from the USGS.
The quake was centered 850 miles southwest
Two types of stories
o Writing with the inverted pyramid
o Hourglass stories
o Writing well is knowing history
o Subjectivity is making the call
o What should be your first concern in writing this story?
o Know your audi
CHAPTER 13 Alternative Leads
Im always looking for something unusual. Sometimes the standard declarative sentence
or summary lead just wont do.
Thats the sentiment of many journalists who genuinely like writing.
o Alternative, or soft news leads
CHAPTER 11 NOTES More Common News Story Types: Localization, Advances,
- What follows a news story may be as important or interesting as the original
- A follow/follo story tells readers what happened next
- Or it may catch u
Attribution A Key to Credibility
With 2nd Hand Information
Writing News Leads or Grabbing
Reader Interest With Your First Graf
Your Understanding & Your Confidence
Understanding what we are doing
Shaping the News Story
Background Info Before the Lecture Begins
The Inverted Pyramid Story Structure
Tailored for quickest delivery o
CHAPTER 2 Understanding, Selecting, and Reporting the News
SLIDE 1 Classic news story
A classic news story is one of:
- A central character who is
o Caught up in a conflict
o Whose situation may change as
o Action takes place
o In an engaging setting.
PUBLIC EVENTS Public Meetings o Before the mtg Get an agenda Talk to sources Know what is newsworthy o During mtgs Listen Take good notes Listen for anything out of the ordinary o After meeting Discover most newsworthy elements Ask questions of sources af