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Types of News Stories

Types of News Stories

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Published by: Khier Labron on Jun 16, 2012
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Types of News Stories
It is important to distinguish thevarious types of news stories
because the term “news” is very
broad. In categorizing news, wehave to consider news value andstandards of conduct.
News story
attempts to answer all the basic questionsabout any particular event in the first two orthree paragraphs
Who? What? When? Where? and Why? and occasionally How? 
("5 W's").
Lead and body
Ends when the writer runs out of material
Inverted Pyramid
top-loading the essential and most interestingelements of a story, with supporting informationfollowing in order of lesser importance.
Developed during the civil war to insure themain facts of the story would not be lost duringcommunication by telegraph.
Lead and body

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