Week 12: Writing for a small screen

Writing for the device is crucial. Photo: opensourceway

First, we haven’t done it for a while, let’s do a news quiz!

For Newsroom, you can create content for the weekly radio show, including social media posts, or anything that you have a burning desire to create, including content for the small screen.

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Week 8 Writing: Leads & headlines

woman standing in front of mocked up newspaper posters
Headline writing is an art form. Photo: Gareth1953 All Right Now/CC/flickr  

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 4: The write stuff

Getting the news out in Harry Potter. Photo: Karen Roe/flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY

Professional story presentation

Submitting a news story for a News Conference assessment is exactly the same as submitting a story for a newspaper or website – only the format will change.

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Week 3: Basic news story construction

Cluttered and negative thoughts can cripple writers. Photo: Drew Coffman/flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY and VERITY CHAMBERS

Today we will be looking at the basic rules and techniques for building a news story.

But first I’d like to take a quick detour and consider the mental approach to writing with particular reference to the sort of technical lesson we are about to do.

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Basic news story construction

Cluttered and negative thoughts can cripple writers. Photo: Drew Coffman/flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY

Today we will be looking at the basic rules and techniques for building a news story.

But first I’d like to take a quick detour and consider the mental approach to writing with particular reference to the sort of technical lesson we are about to do.

Continue reading “Basic news story construction”