PRINCIPLES OF REPORTING
To understand the significance of reporting
To discuss the news values and the basics of news writing
To know the different types of leads
To understand the techniques of re-writing
To know the meaning of news agency copy
The main components of news reporting are the body and the lead. A news story ismostly written in inverted pyramid style in which the most important facts comefirst followed by other facts in order of significance. This inverted pyramid stylehas held significance over the years as it helps the readers who don’t have enoughtime to read the whole story. It also helps the sub-editors who can easily delete asmuch of the story from the tail without affecting the readability.
Journalism has as its main activity the reporting of events
— stating who, what,when, where, why and how, and explaining the significance and effect of events or trends.
Journalism exists in a number of media: newspapers, television,radio, magazines and, most recently, the World Wide Web through the Internet.
is a type of journalism, typically written or broadcast in newsstyle. Most news is investigated and presented by journalists or news Reporters,and can be distributed to various outlets via news agencies. News is often reported by a variety of sources, such as newspapers, television, and radio programs, wireservices, and web sites.
is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certaintypes of mass media.Reporters gather their information in a variety of ways, including tips, pressreleases, and witnessing events. They perform research through interviews, publicrecords, and other sources.
The information-gathering part of the job issometimes called "reporting"
as distinct from the production part of the job, such