Week 4 (Newsroom 1/3): Finding ideas

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BY RUTH BERAN and VERITY CHAMBERS

A quick review from this morning: structuring hard news stories:

Good writers structure their stories clearly and logically, enticing the reader in and encouraging them to keep reading. They:

  • Focus on the strongest angle
  • Write a lead that attracts the reader
  • Set out the facts faithfully and lucidly
  • Structure the story to encourage reading
  • Use the most compelling quotes early
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