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Batangas State University Main Campus I
College of Teacher Education
Eng 310 – Campus Journalism
Instructor: Mam Rej
Refer...
NEWS WRITING
Batangas State University
Main Campus I
Eng 310-Campus Journalism
Instructor: Regina Chriscel Delute
WHAT IS NEWS?
NEWS is information
about current events
printed in newspapers
or broadcast by the
media.
--Microsoft Encart...
IN OTHER WORDS…
 Recent information
 Current events
 Somebody or something interesting
 Something previously unknown
ELEMENTS OF NEWSWORTHINESS
 Timeliness
 Proximity or Nearness
 Significance
 Prominence
 Oddity or Unusualness
 Conf...
SCHOOL NEWS
 Classroom story
 Enrolment story
 Meeting story
 Program/Party Story
 Honor roll
SCHOOL NEWS
 Awards story
 School Improvement story
 Election story
 School Organization/Club story
 Out-of-School Ac...
ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF NEWS
 Accuracy
 Brevity (briefness)
 Clarity
 Objectivity
SOURCES OF NEWS
 offices, departments, library
 School calendar
 Invitations and Memos
 Different clubs and organizati...
STRUCTURE OF NEWS
Most interesting or
most important
Least
interesting
or least
important
The Inverted
Pyramid of news
sug...
Inverted Pyramid of News
-Journalist normally organize
their news stories using the so-
called inverted pyramid
structure.
Structure of a news story
THE LEADI’LL TAKE THE
LEAD!
THE LEAD
 The 1st
paragraph:
Most important part of
the article, summarizes
the story
 The Hook: Arouses the
readers int...
WRITING THE LEAD
There are two kinds of
lead: the straight and
novelty leads.
Depending on the
nature of the story
and its...
THE STRAIGHT LEAD:
5 W’S AND 1 H FORMULA
 Who?
 What?
 When?
 Where?
 Why?
 How?
Many students in CTE are getting bald
early.
The CTE board had a meeting.
The meeting was held last night.
They ate ch...
ONE STORY, SIX POSSIBLE LEADS
Who? — The school board passed a
resolution last night banning the
wearing of caps in all sc...
ONE STORY, SIX POSSIBLE LEADS
Where? — In General de Jesus College
last night, the school board passed a
resolution to ban...
ONE STORY, SIX POSSIBLE LEADS
How? — By a 9-1 margin last night, the
school board passed a resolution
banning cap wearing ...
NOVELTY LEADS
Astonisher Lead
Better attend your classes on November
5!
Contrast Lead
Twenty years ago, he was the school’...
NOVELTY LEADS
Picture Lead – describes to create a mental
picture of the subject.
The new dean, although only in his
30s, ...
NOVELTY LEADS
Parody Lead – a parody of a well-known
song or poem
Never say never…
This must be far away from the mind
of ...
NOVELTY LEADS
Quotation Lead
“Ignorance, not poverty, causes
malnutrition.”
Thus revealed former Isabela governor
Grace Pa...
GUIDELINES IN LEAD WRITING
 Pack the most important info in
one sentence
 Start with the most important or
unusual idea ...
GUIDELINES IN LEAD WRITING
 Rarely use the “when” and
“where” leads
 Use less than 30 words
 Avoid starting with articl...
THE BODY
WHAT A
GREAT BODY!
THE BODY
 The details of the lead
 Arranged from most
important to the least
important
 One sentence, one
paragraph
 S...
TIPS FOR NEWS WRITERS
 Make sure your facts are accurate
 Keep your sentences short.
 Use the SVO formula
 Be specific...
THE GOOD NEWS IS…
THE BAD NEWS IS…
WRITE A SHORT NEWS STORY
ABOUT THE ISEC WEEK
POINTERS:
 5 W’s and 1 H
 Quotations
 Details
 One paragraph, one sentence
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Some of the slides are from the seminar I attended in Baguio. The lecturer was awesome! He is from Phil. Daily Inquirer.The other slides are from other sources.

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  1. 1. Batangas State University Main Campus I College of Teacher Education Eng 310 – Campus Journalism Instructor: Mam Rej Reference: PDI, Mr. Jaworski’s Lecture in the IELTI seminar last Aug. 2015
  2. 2. NEWS WRITING Batangas State University Main Campus I Eng 310-Campus Journalism Instructor: Regina Chriscel Delute
  3. 3. WHAT IS NEWS? NEWS is information about current events printed in newspapers or broadcast by the media. --Microsoft Encarta, 2009.
  4. 4. IN OTHER WORDS…  Recent information  Current events  Somebody or something interesting  Something previously unknown
  5. 5. ELEMENTS OF NEWSWORTHINESS  Timeliness  Proximity or Nearness  Significance  Prominence  Oddity or Unusualness  Conflict  Progress
  6. 6. SCHOOL NEWS  Classroom story  Enrolment story  Meeting story  Program/Party Story  Honor roll
  7. 7. SCHOOL NEWS  Awards story  School Improvement story  Election story  School Organization/Club story  Out-of-School Activity
  8. 8. ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF NEWS  Accuracy  Brevity (briefness)  Clarity  Objectivity
  9. 9. SOURCES OF NEWS  offices, departments, library  School calendar  Invitations and Memos  Different clubs and organizations  Sports teams  Students and teachers  Community
  10. 10. STRUCTURE OF NEWS Most interesting or most important Least interesting or least important The Inverted Pyramid of news suggests that news be told in order of most interesting or important to least interesting or important
  11. 11. Inverted Pyramid of News
  12. 12. -Journalist normally organize their news stories using the so- called inverted pyramid structure. Structure of a news story
  13. 13. THE LEADI’LL TAKE THE LEAD!
  14. 14. THE LEAD  The 1st paragraph: Most important part of the article, summarizes the story  The Hook: Arouses the readers interest  Answers right away the most important questions: 5 W’s and 1 H
  15. 15. WRITING THE LEAD There are two kinds of lead: the straight and novelty leads. Depending on the nature of the story and its driving news elements, a straight lead can focus on one or a few of the six question words.
  16. 16. THE STRAIGHT LEAD: 5 W’S AND 1 H FORMULA  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why?  How?
  17. 17. Many students in CTE are getting bald early. The CTE board had a meeting. The meeting was held last night. They ate chicharon during the meeting. One of the causes of baldness might be the wearing of caps. The board passed a resolution banning the wearing of hats in the school. The board voted 9-1 in favor of the resolution.
  18. 18. ONE STORY, SIX POSSIBLE LEADS Who? — The school board passed a resolution last night banning the wearing of caps in all school buildings. What? — Cap wearing was banned in all school buildings last night after the school board passed a new resolution.
  19. 19. ONE STORY, SIX POSSIBLE LEADS Where? — In General de Jesus College last night, the school board passed a resolution to ban the wearing of caps in all school buildings. When? — Last night, the school board passed a resolution banning cap wearing in all school buildings.
  20. 20. ONE STORY, SIX POSSIBLE LEADS How? — By a 9-1 margin last night, the school board passed a resolution banning cap wearing inside the school premises. Why? — Citing a pattern of early-onset baldness in GJC students, the school board last night passed a resolution that restricts cap wearing in all school buildings.
  21. 21. NOVELTY LEADS Astonisher Lead Better attend your classes on November 5! Contrast Lead Twenty years ago, he was the school’s janitor. Now, he came back to become the college dean. Epigram Lead – verse, quotation Like father, like son…
  22. 22. NOVELTY LEADS Picture Lead – describes to create a mental picture of the subject. The new dean, although only in his 30s, is already silver-haired. Background Lead – describes the setting Decorated with buntings and multi- colored lights, the quadrangle became a grand setting for a barrio fiesta as GJC celebrated its…..
  23. 23. NOVELTY LEADS Parody Lead – a parody of a well-known song or poem Never say never… This must be far away from the mind of a 45-year old man who killed himself.. Punch Lead - short, forceful, explosive God is dead!
  24. 24. NOVELTY LEADS Quotation Lead “Ignorance, not poverty, causes malnutrition.” Thus revealed former Isabela governor Grace Padaca to … Question Lead Who will be the next CSC governor? The answer will be known on…
  25. 25. GUIDELINES IN LEAD WRITING  Pack the most important info in one sentence  Start with the most important or unusual idea of the news event.  Go direct to the point
  26. 26. GUIDELINES IN LEAD WRITING  Rarely use the “when” and “where” leads  Use less than 30 words  Avoid starting with articles: a, an, the  Do not mention names in the lead unless the person is well- known
  27. 27. THE BODY WHAT A GREAT BODY!
  28. 28. THE BODY  The details of the lead  Arranged from most important to the least important  One sentence, one paragraph  Sentences are generally less than 25 words  Include quotations from at least two different people
  29. 29. TIPS FOR NEWS WRITERS  Make sure your facts are accurate  Keep your sentences short.  Use the SVO formula  Be specific.  Avoid long and complex words.  Write in the third person.  Use adjectives sparingly.  Do not editorialize.
  30. 30. THE GOOD NEWS IS…
  31. 31. THE BAD NEWS IS…
  32. 32. WRITE A SHORT NEWS STORY ABOUT THE ISEC WEEK POINTERS:  5 W’s and 1 H  Quotations  Details  One paragraph, one sentence

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