A 10-Step Reporting Program
Step 1: Assignment
Read the assignment sheet carefully; know the topic
and focus of the story.
Confirm what it says.
Ask about missing or incomplete information.
Step 2: Backgrounding
Do some brief research to
Features aim to:
- provoke thought
- explore several facets of an issue
The feature lead should compel readers to continue and set the
tone for what follows.
Although leads are
School news publications should serve as
forums for opinion. Through (1) editorials,
(2) commentary, (3) reviews and (4)
readers contributions, readers should gain
perspective on the news.
What is a Double Truck?
A double truck is a 2 page spread focused around a
Although they will contain different angles, all of the
articles found on the double truck connect to the
central, umbrella topic.
Front Page Layouts
Why worry about design?
Before the lead
Before the headline
Your readers will look at
your front page design.
Front pages are meant to
attract your readers.
The physical composition
and look of your page is
key to your p
Defining the News
Today, news can be nearly anything that an audience finds (1) accurate, (2) informative,
and (3) interesting. There are dozens of definitions of news, but they all share common
ground in three areas.
1. Factual information i
For your introduction, you must have the following outlined:
Introduce author and text:
Points made in the paper:
Thesis statement/claim (one sentence):
Topic Sentence (sums up a major point about the stor
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Invisible force that provides
light, heat, sound, motion . . .
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