Chapter notes Writing for broadcast takes a different level of skills than writing for print.
Exercises Writing the intro exercise For each of the following stories, decide what is the most important key point or points and then write the intro for the news story. Assume that all these events happened within the area served by your newspaper, radio or television station.
Although there is no single right answer, we provide a link to suggested intros for these stories to check after you have done the exercise. He has been working for ten years on a project to breed larger pigs.
One of his pigs, an adult male, has been weighed at kgs. This is the heaviest pig ever to have been bred in Papua New Guinea. Mr Kai hopes to use this animal to breed other very large pigs. Story 2 A school bus ran off City Road in Suva, narrowly missed an electricity pole and came to rest in a garden.
Most of the bus windows were smashed. There were more than 30 children on the bus. They were going to Martyr School. It was a seater bus. All the children escaped serious injury. Some of them jumped out of the bus and grazed themselves.
Eye-witnesses said the children were helped from the bus screaming and shouting and in a state of panic. This happened this morning.
Yesterday he was sacked by the manager of the dog pound, Mrs Anita Chan. She said that he had mistreated one of the dogs. I didn't like it. Yesterday I got fed up with one dog that tried to bite me, so I bit the dog in the leg to teach it a lesson.
Now I have been dismissed from my job. Mr and Mrs Erikub were in the front of their Toyota pick-up. Their three children were travelling in the back - Paul, aged nine; Rachel, aged seven; and Miriam, aged three. Driving past the cemetery, they met a truck travelling in the opposite direction. This was a semi-trailer belonging to Pacific Earthmoving Inc, carrying a ton bulldozer.
The pick-up ran out of control and collided head-on with the semi-trailer. Police and ambulance were sent for. Mr and Mrs Erikub and their two elder children died instantly.
Miriam was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died later. The pick-up was a write-off. The semi-trailer suffered only minor damage.
Mr Kili was also taken to hospital and treated for shock, but was later allowed home. Police have interviewed Mr Kili. They say they are unlikely to charge him with any offence.Writing the news story exercise Instructions. If you have successfully completed Exercise 1 on intro writing, you are now able to go ahead and write the rest of the story from the information below.
Writing the intro exercise For each of the following stories, decide what is the most important key point or points and then write the intro for the news story.
Assume that all these events happened within the area served by your newspaper, radio or television station. lesson 3: writing news This lesson, the third in a series of six, explains the art of writing clearly, concisely and correctly.
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