Writing a New Article/ report (Question 1 Paper 2 or Question 1 Paper 3)

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HOW TO WRITE A NEWS REPORT.

Headlines

Headlines are short, catchy and are the first thing to grab a readers attention

You can use alliteration, strong verbs, personification etc.

They are always in the present tense.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PARAGRAPHS IN NEWS REPORTS ARE THE FIRST AND LAST PARAGRAPHS.

Introduction

In the first few sentences, answer these questions: Who? What? When? Where? This will pull the reader into the story and makes him or her want to read more.

Body of article.

Background, news event, quotations.

Now, give the details.

It is always a good idea to include one or two quotations from people you interviewed.

Write in the third person (he, she, it or they)

Be objective (not biased) but you can give the opinions of the people quoted.

Use some passive verbs, but also active verbs so the reader feels things are really happening!

Last paragraph

What will happen in the future?

Consequences, investigations, predictions.

These help to lead to build a strong conclusion

 The last sentence.

Try ending with a quote or a catchy phrase!

Read this news article and identify each of the things mentioned above.

Bus Plunges Off Bridge Killing Dozens

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