|STYLE: Newspaper articles generally contain
sentences and paragraphs that are short and direct. Most paragraphs in
news articles contain a maximum of three sentences.
FORMAT: Newspaper articles should contain the
- Headline–An attention getting phrase at the
top of the article.
Byline – By, your name.
- Lead Paragraph – Start with a strong,
interesting sentence to get the reader engaged. Include the who, what,
when, where, why, and how as appropriate.
- Explanation and Amplification–This section
will include several brief paragraphs explaining the details surrounding
- Background Information–This section will
include several brief paragraphs explaining events leading up to the
picture, related national stories, etc.
BIAS: Newspaper articles should be written
without bias. In other words, you should report the facts objectively –
don't give opinions in your news article.