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<p>Noviembre 2016Impartido por Saul A. HillWORKSHOPCOMUNICATIONS&amp; JOURNALISM</p> <p>Producing information: writing a news piece</p> <p>Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. Cyril Vernon Connolly, staff writer at The New Statesman and head critic at The Sunday Times</p> <p>In other words writing a news piece is different from writing a story. There are rules regarding length &amp; order. Be clear, be concise, &amp; place the info where it is supposed to go</p> <p>When you tell a story do you...?Tell what happened in order of how they happenedStart at the endStart at the middleJournalists do not tell stories in chronological orderThey tell stories in the ORDER OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INFORMATIONProducing information: writing a news piece</p> <p>Theinverted pyramidis ametaphorused byjournalistsand other writers to illustrate how information should be prioritized and structured in a text (e.g., a news report). It is a common method for writingnews stories(and has adaptability to other kinds of texts, e.g., blogs and editorial columns).THE LEDE - The opening line of the story containing the most important infoInverted pyramid style</p> <p>?</p> <p>-Most people dont finish articles, especially long ones. -This trend is even more evident in web and online reading. So-Start strong and deliver most of the info at the beginning. -Those who are more interested can find additional details at the endWhy use the pyramid?How people read</p> <p>Inverted pyramid styleLETS APPLY THE INVERTED PYRAMID: Lets suppose the City Police Department reports that an accident occurred at 2:30 a.m. today. This is the information the police provided to the press: A car driven by Joe White, 29 years old, hit a curb on Main Street, smashed into a tree and overturned. Police say White was speeding and lost control of his car. He was hospitalized for minor injuries. A passenger in Whites car was killed. The passenger was Amanda Smith, 22 years old. She was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m. We are conducting toxicology tests to determine if alcohol was involved, Police Chief Jack Russell said.</p> <p>What are the 5Ws?</p> <p>1st: WHAT is the most important outcome? Most important outcome: A woman died. THIS fact is even more important than the accident itselfWhen: 2:30 a.m. todayWhere: On Main StreetWhy: The driver, Joe White was speeding and lost controlHow: The car hit a curb, smashed into a tree and overturned </p> <p>Inverted pyramid style</p> <p>Where did the information come from?All of the information must be tied directly to the source where it came from: THE POLICE.This is called attribution. </p> <p>Inverted pyramid style</p> <p>SO put it all together in a lede:</p> <p>A 22-year-old passenger (what) was killed early today (when) after a car hit a curb, crashed into a tree and overturned (how) on Main Street. (where)</p> <p>Inverted pyramid style</p> <p>Inverted pyramid styleThe rest of the story would look like this:According to the City Police Department, the driver Joe White, 29, was speeding and lost control of his car, causing the death of Amanda White. (Why the news happened and who was the source)</p> <p>Inverted pyramid styleThe last part of the story as follows: White was hospitalized for minor injuries. (This covers an additional provided fact.) We are conducting toxicology tests to determine if alcohol was involved, Police Chief Jack Russell said. (This includes a quote from a source and attribution)</p> <p>Inverted pyramid styleTHE WHOLE STORY LOOKS LIKE THIS:A 22-year-old passenger (what) was killed early today (when) after a car hit a curb, crashed into a tree and overturned (how) on Main Street. (where)According to the City Police Department, the driver Joe White, 29, was speeding and lost control of his car, causing the death of Amanda White. (Why the news happened and who was the source)White was hospitalized for minor injuries. (This covers an additional provided fact.) We are conducting toxicology tests to determine if alcohol was involved, Police Chief Jack Russell said. (This includes a quote from a source and attribution)</p> <p>Headlines: the only rule</p> <p>Never write a headline longer than a newsboy can shout. Bill Rising, Chicago Daily News</p> <p>What would YOUR headline be for the piece in the previous slide?</p> <p>Producing information: writing a news pieceActivity 2: write a news piece using your 5Ws1H and the inverted pyramid</p> <p>Producing information: writing a news pieceFinal activity: lets make a newsletter!Newsletter templateshttp://www.creativebloq.com/career/10-free-newsletter-templates-your-design-work-11410393</p> <p>Newspaper templateshttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/03/wonderful-free-templates-to-create.html?m=1 </p> <p>Producing information: writing a news pieceFinal activity: lets make a newsletter!Workshop bloghttps://runnymedejournalismworkshop.wordpress.com/ </p> <p>User: runnymedeworkshop@mail.comPassword: Workshop1</p> <p>Producing information: writing a news pieceEXTRA MATERIALS:http://www.mediacollege.com/journalism/news/write-stories.html CREDITS:Inverted pyramid example &amp; worksheets: http://www.schooljournalism.org/ </p>

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