Week 13 (10/11): Researching a news story

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BY DEBORAH BAUER

Research your topic

When writing a news article you need to research the topic extensively. To have a credible, well written, well-structured article, you have to know the topic well. Still it’s a lot trickier than you might think finding the right information, ensuring its factual.

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Week 12 (3/11): Recap week

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BY DEBORAH BAUER

First up – how are you?

Are you on track to finish your assessment? (For this class, and your Wednesday class.) Any points of stress?

Do you need any extra help? More time? Some time on campus? A chat to work out how to get things done?

How are you balancing your study workload, your other commitments and your down time?

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Week 11 (27/10): Fiction vs Non-Fiction

Graffiti poetry. Image by cornishpasty licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

BY DEB BAUER

Creative writing exercise: write a news story as a spoken poem

Last week we put into practise the three-act structure, a storytelling strategy, and an established method of mapping stories.

This week we will examine Fiction vs Nonfiction. What’s the Difference?

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