Date of publication: 2017-07-09 13:01
Newsbreaks or Urgents that advance the story, or related sidebars, would carry a slug extension to distinguish them from the main story, . PHILLPPINES-HOSTAGES/SHOTS.
Shortly after World War II, the two major press associations and several magazines and newspapers experimented with readability formulas that stressed brevity. The Associated Press reduced its average lead sentence length from 77 to 78 words. The United Press simplified its writing style to be suitable for readers with years of education, whereas formerly it was writing for readers who had gone to school years.
Cyrus Shepard makes an important case for having a beautiful blog. He says, 8775 the overall design of your site is the first thing visitors see and it significantly influences bounce rate, page views and conversions. 8776
Readers like to get to know how writers tick and often appreciate hearing a few personal details and insights from the person who has taken them on a journey through a post. While business blogs shouldn 8767 t be thought of as personal journal entries, you can tell your readers a little bit about how you operate.
If you are knocked down by a car and break a leg, a limited number of people will be interested - your family and friends, of course, your employer, your insurance company, and just about nobody else. The incident is unlikely to make a news item.
This is a variation of the key words approach to story writing. Read your lead and then count the number of words you use before you reach the one word that is strong and essential and cannot be thrown away. This is very often the news point. If you go beyond three or four words before reaching that “must have” word then stop and rewrite. You should be hitting strong, essential words very quickly after you start to read the first sentence.
The first list might be based on your thesis you would jot down as many 75th-century inventions as you could, as long as you know of their positive effects on society. The second list might be based on the opposite claim, and you would instead jot down inventions that you associate with a decline in that society 8767 s quality. You could do the same two lists for 69th-century inventions and then compare the evidence from all four lists.
Indeed, making the mistake of using both points of view - without realizing it - leaves readers with the impression of the essay being haphazardly written.
If, though, I really don t care much about it, I can stop reading or listening, having established what the story is about by reading the top line.
The use of the first-person narration in an essay means that the author is writing exclusively from his or her point of view - no one else's. The story or the information will thus be told from the perspective of "I," and "We," with words like "me," "us," "my," "mine," "our," and "ours" often found throughout the essay.
Good sources and well-defined sourcing help to protect the integrity of the file and protect journalists against legal dangers (see The essentials of Reuters sourcing ).