A news report tells the reader about an event that has occurred. It tells the reader who, what, where, when, why and how.
STRUCTURE OF A NEWS REPORT
Headline - quickly and briefly draws attention to the story.
Lead Paragraph - tells the most important facts of the about the event you are reporting.
1. Who is involved?
2. What happened?
3. Where it happened?
4. When it happened?
5. Why it happened?
6. How it happened?
Body - provides more details in the news report about the event (the who, the what, the where, the when, the why) and how it happened
Tail - contains information that matters the least. It can be omitted if the story is too long.
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