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JOURNALISTIC WRITING

ABEL114

ABEL III – B

UNIT II
WRITING THE NEWS STORY

NAME OF REPORTER TOPICS RATING


1. Dollosa, Janice a. Definitional, Concepts, Elements,
and Nature of News
1. Definition, Nature,
Characteristics, and Importance
of News
2. Elements of News or News
Values and Examples
3. Factors which may Modify
News Elements in Actual
Practice
4. Bases of News – Facts, Interest,
Readers
5. Gathering News
i. Sources of News
2. Celeste, Jasmin Joyce 6. Academic Coverage
7. Types of News Stories
i. Scope of Origin
ii. Chronology of Sequence
iii. Structure
iv. Treatment
v. Content
vi. Approach
vii. Minor Forms
8. Special Types of News Stories
9. Tips for the Reporter
10. Other Do’s for the Reporter
3. Teodosio, Madelyn b. Writing the Lead
1. The Meaning, Nature, and
Functions of the Lead
2. Characteristics of a Good Lead
3. Qualities of Good Lead
4. Classification of Leads
i. According to Purpose
ii. According to Construction
4. Velasquez, Jhosman Eli 5. Kinds of Lead and Samples of
Each
i. Conventional or Summary
Lead or the Who-What-
When-Where-Why-How
Leads
ii. Grammatical Beginning
Leads
iii. Novelty Leads of
Unconventional Leads
6. Some Errors to Avoid in
Writing Summary Leads
7. How to Write a Summary Lead
8. Pointers in Writing a Good
Lead
5. Balingit, Reagan c. Writing the Body of the News
Story
1. The Meaning, Nature, and
Importance of News Writing
2. Basic Control and Purpose of
the Body of the News Story
3. How to Write the Body of the
Story
4. Qualities of News
5. Types of News as to Form or
Structure
i. Hard News
ii. Soft News
6. Sampaga, Lyka 6. Various Types of News
Structure
i. Straight News Story
ii. News Feature Story
iii. Fact Story
iv. Action Story
v. Speech Report, Quote,
and Interview Stories
vi. Advanced News
Interpretative
vii. Depth News
7. Steps in Writing the News
Story
8. Pointers in Writing the News
Story
9. Some Errors to Avoid in
Writing the News Story
7. Cayabyab, Aileen Mae d. Writing Headlines
1. The Meaning, Purposes,
Qualities, Classes, and Kinds of
Headlines
2. Characteristics of a Good
Headline
3. Structures of Headlines
4. How to Construct Headlines
i. Steps in Writing the
Headlines
8. Camba, Jerica Mae 5. Guidelines or Pointers in
Writing the Headline
6. Rules in Writing Headlines
7. What to Avoid in Writing
Headlines
8. Qualities of Headline Writers
JOURNALISTIC WRITING
ABEL114

ABEL III – B

UNIT I
PRELIMINARIES

NAME OF REPORTER TOPICS RATING

1. De Vera, Jean a. Brief History of Campus Publication


c. The Meaning and Media of Journalism
e. Development Journalism
g. National and Campus Paper Compared

2. Camero, Tina b. Formal Introduction of Journalism


d. Scope of Journalism
f. Function of Campus Paper
h. Parts or Sections of a Campus Paper