News Writing

Compose a 400 to 500-word news story (double-spaced, 12 pt. type)

Be sure to include:

  • Headline (all caps, boldface, centered, one line only)
  • Byline (italicized)
  • Dateline (see below)
  • An interesting lead that contains who, what, when, where, why and how
  • At least two quotes (cannot be from the same person) with names and titles (failure to include and source = -5 points each)
  • Excellent AP style, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Page numbers, use of (more) and ###
  • An appropriate conclusion
  • A word count at the end of the assignment  (failure to meet and/or include word count = -10 pts.)
  • Staple

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