What is a straight news article?
Straight News Article: Straight news articles provide basic information to readers (the who, what, where, when, why, and how) on current events. They typically follow an inverted pyramid structure, with information presented in descending order of importance.
What is a straight news lead?
Rule #1: A straight news lead should be a single paragraph consisting of a single sentence, should contain no more than 30 words, and should summarize, at minimum, the most newsworthy “what,” “where” and “when” of the story.
What are the elements of news?
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- Immediacy. Has it just happened?
- Proximity. Is the news geographically local to the readership or close to their hearts?
- Prominence. Is your information or news about something that is highly topical today?
What is the structure of a news article?
News articles are written in a structure known as the “inverted pyramid.” In the inverted pyramid format, the most newsworthy information goes at the beginning of the story and the least newsworthy information goes at the end.
What are the different types of news articles?
Types of Articles
- Front Page.
- Letters to the Editor.
- Classified Ads.
What are the types of news articles?
How can I find articles from the Straits Times?
As a student or staff of NUS, there are many ways to find articles from Straits Times. 1. NewspaperSG This is an archive by the National Library Board which contains digitized versions of various historical local newspapers including Straits Times. This is generally a cover by cover scan including advertisements, obituaries, photographs etc.
What are the rules for writing a straight news lead?
Here’s a summary of the rules. Scroll down for details about each rule: Rule #1: A straight news lead should be a single paragraph consisting of a single sentence, should contain no more than 30 words, and should summarize, at minimum, the most newsworthy “what,” “where” and “when” of the story.
How do I search for articles from 1989 and 1992?
Factiva and LexisNexis Academic can be used to search for articles from 1989 and 1992 respectively. They offer only text articles however, photographs and illustrations are usually excluded. Also typically news articles are included only but not advertisements, obituaries, special issues etc.