News Article

- timely and factual narration of past, present and future event - could be presented through oral, written or visual medium

Characteri stics of a

Accuracycorrectness of statements, names, figures, or other information

Objective- does not take side and devoid of any impartiality Factual- consists of actual person and events with nothing invented

Balance- gives proper emphasis on each fact in relation to other fact; gives attention to both sides in a controversial issue

Concise- short enough to contain the most important facts Timely- freshness or immediacy of the event

Straight news- The data are presented in direct fashion using summary lead News feature- The data are presented indirectly through the use of novelty lead.


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