Week 8 Writing (21/9): Leads & headlines

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“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 (14/9): 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 4 (Writing 24/8): Structure

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BY RUTH BERAN

To start: a research challenge

Google is running a news verification challenge.

Each week, the Google News Initiative Training Network will share a problem for you to solve. It might be finding a certain something online, tracking down a location, or solving a puzzle. You’ll just have to wait and see!

There are prizes for the people/team with the most points.

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