NEWS WRITING TEST 1 STUDY GUIDE

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  1. WHAT IS A SLUG LINE?
    2-3 WORD INDENTIFICATION
  2. WHAT IS A LEAD? 

    WHAT IS THE LEADS PURPOSE?
    ONE SENTENCE CONSISTING OF 18-20 WORDS. 

    NEEDS TO TELL THE READER EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEWS STORY.
  3. WHAT IS A MEDIA MARKET?
    • 1.IT IS IDENTIFIED BY CITY NAME
    • 2. DRIVEN BY ADVERTISING
    • 3. DETERMINED BY ITS POPULATION
  4. WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CITIES?
    • 1. NEW YORK
    • 2. LOS ANGELES
    • 3. CHICAGO
    • 4. PHILADELPHIA
    • a: HOUSTON
    • 5. DALLAS
    • 6. SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND/SAN JOSE
    • 7. BOSTON
    • 8. ATLANTA
  5. WHY ISN'T HOUSTON REALLY APRT OF THE MEDIA MARKET?
    PHILLY TRACKS MULTIPLE STATES WITH THEIR NEWS STORY; HOWEVER, HOUSTON OVERPOPULATES PHILLY.
  6. WHO IS JOSEPH PULITZER? WHY IS SIGNIFICANT?
    EDITOR/PUBLISHER OF "THE WORLD"

    FUNDED THE JOURNALISM PROGRAM IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

    ESTABLISHED THE PULITZER PRICES

    LANUCHED COURAGEOUS CRUSADES AGAINST CORRUPTION IN GOV./BUSINESS.
  7. WHAT IS SENSATIONALISM?
    TRYING TO MAKE SMETHING BETTER THAN WHAT IT IS.
  8. WHAT ARE THE FIVE W'S SIGNIFICANCE?
    WHO:MAKES IT INSTANTLY CLEAR WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT.

    WHAT: TELLS WHAT THE NEWS IS BOUT

    WHEN: THE TIME EVENTS HAPPENED

    WHERE: GIVES THE READER A VISUAL

    WHY: GIVES THE EXPLANATION OF THE EVENT

    HOW: EXPLAIN IN A CLEAR AND CONCISE WAY.
  9. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE INVERTED PYRAMID?

    WHAT GOES FIRST AND LAST?
    SUMMARIZES  THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS AT THE VERY START OF THE STORY.

    THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS ARE FIRST( THE 5 W'S) AND THE LEAST IMPORTANT INFO IS LAST.
  10. WHAT ARE THE TWO REASONS WHY THE INVERTED PYRAMID IS A PROBLEM?
    • 1. IT GETS REPETITIVE
    • 2. IT DOES NOT ALWAYS ORGANIZE STORY MATERIAL LOGICALLY OR ENGAGINGLY.
  11. HOW DO YOU WRITE AN EFFECTIVE NEWS LEAD?
    • 1. COLLECT ALL YOUR FACTS
    • 2. SUM IT UP, BOIL IT DOWN
    • 3. PRIORITIZE THE FIVE W'S
    • 4. RETHINK, REVISE, REWRITE
  12. WHAT ARE THE KEYS POINTS TO WRITING A NEWS STORY (CHECKLIST)?
    • - BE CONCISE
    • - BE ACCURATE
    • - REMEMBER WHAT DAY IT IS
    • - DON'T NAME NAMES
    • -USE STRONG VERBS
    • -ASK " WHY SHOULD I CARE"
    • -SELL THE STORY
    • - DON'T GET HUNG UP
    • -MAKE ATTRIBUTIONS TO THE END OF THE SENTENCE.
  13. WHAT ARE THE OTHER STORY STRUCTURES AND WHAT DO THEY CONSIST OF?
    THE MARTINI GLASS: THE LEAD, KEY FACTS IN INVERTED PYRAMID FORM, CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS AND KICKER.

    THE KABOB: ANECDOTE, NUT GRAF, MEAT,MEAT,MEAT, ANECDOTE
  14. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT TO REMEMBER ABOUT TE PARAGRAPHS?
    KEEP THEM SHORT
  15. WHAT ARE THE 5 REASONS TO HIT THE DELETE KEY?
    • 1. PASSIVE VERBS
    • 2. REDUNDANCY.. AND REPEATING YOURSELF
    • 3. LONG WORDY SENTENCES
    • 4. JARGON AND JOURNALESE
    • 5. CLICHES
  16. REASON WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK A QUESTION IN YOUR LEAD?
    THE LEAD SHOULD ALWAYS ANSWER THE QUESTION.
  17. AP STYLE MEANS?
    ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLE
  18. WHAT ARE THE TWO WIRE SERVICES?
    ASSOCIATED PRESS AND REUTERS
  19. WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR NUMBERS WHEN WRITING A NEWS STORY?
    • 1.SPELL NUMBERS 1-9 OUT
    • 2. USE FIGURES FOR 10 AND UP
    • 3. ALWAYS USE NUMERALS FOR AGES (65-YEAR-OLD)
  20. WHO WRITES THE HEADLINES?
    EDITORS WRITE THE HEADLINES BASED OFF THE REPORTERS SLUG LINES.
  21. WHAT ARE THE AP STYLE HIGHLIGHTS?
    • 1. NUMBERS
    • 2. TITLES
    • 3. CAPITALIZATION
    • 4. ABBREVIATIONS
    • 5.ADDRESSES
    • 6. THE INTERNET
    • 7. PARENTHESES
    • 8. POSSESSIVES
    • 9.PREFIXES
  22. WHAT ARE THE FIRST TWO THINGS TO ASK IN AN INTERVIEW?
    • 1. NAME
    • 2. HOW DO YOU SPELL IT

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