Week 9 Writing (19/4): Feature Stories

“I TOLD YOU MY EDITOR GAVE ME THE ASSIGNMENT OF WRITING A FEATURE STORY ON A TEEN AGE SINGER! #thepartridgefamily #comics” by Q9F is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

FIRST: Your news story for Assessment 1 was due in Week 8. Let me know if you need more time.

Assessment 2 is due in Week 14, with drafts of your short feature or human interest story due in Week 13. Let’s take a look at what is involved in the Subject Guide.

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Week 8 Writing (29/3): Leads & headlines

woman standing in front of mocked up newspaper posters
“Headline News – The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Jun 2018” by Gareth1953 All Right Now is licensed under CC BY 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

Headlines

Headlines are a way of grabbing the reader’s attention. In fact, a study has shown that almost 60 per cent of people will share a link having only read the headline.

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Week 7 Writing (22/3): Story writing, fact checking, editing

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Photo: “The Detective” by paurian is licensed under CC BY 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

First another quick news quiz

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Week 6 (Writing 15/3): Interviewing Part 2

old school dictaphone used for recording interviews on tape
An old school dictaphone, journalists used these for print interviews! “Interview” by smiling_da_vinci is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

First a quick news quiz.

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Week 5 (8/3): Interviewing (Part 1)

“In question” by Chop_Suey_Stuey is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.

BY RUTH BERAN and VERITY CHAMBERS

DISCUSS: Ideas for your news story for Assessment 1, your draft is due in Week 7.

Getting the information your need and practicing vox pops

We worked on some vox pops in Week 1, today we’re going to develop our interviewing techniques.

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