Wednesday, 5 October 2016

News writing

Headlines are given in the questions . Students have to select one and develop news from that headline. Generally the news of accident, sports, strike , rain, celebrating, shooting, looting and blast are asked to write. Sometimes leads are given. Students have to prepare headline,dateline and a short continuing paragraph.
Parts of the news
The Headline - Write the given headline in bold type. It should be in Simple Present Tense. Avoid articles, prepositions, helping verbs and conjunctions. Use concrete words.

Dateline- Includes
I)Name of reporter or news agency: e.g. Our Correspondent/ PTI/ENS
ii) Name of city/town: e.g. NAGPUR/AKOLA/CHANDRAPUR
iii)Date: e.g. August, 2

The Lead /Intro: The first paragraph of news is known as lead because it leads reader to the rest of the news. It is called intro because it is introductory paragraph. It should be of three /four lines or within 30 words.
This paragraph provides answers to the questions like what,where,when, how, who. These questions should be answered in lead /intro.While writing lead make use of headline. Put it into past tense. Use full form of passive voice. Provide necessary articles.
Continuing paragraph.; It gives the detail description of the event.The sequence of description is most important, important ,less important ,least important.


These headlines will give you idea about the language feature of headlines. 
Two teenagers meet watery grave
Employees day long Strike effects banking services 
Peace committee meeting organised
Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Study Centre integrated in 
Congress MLA subah  shah passes away
Krantisinh Nana Patil  remembered
Heavy downpour brings Mumbai to its knees.
Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derails due to landslide
Heavy rains continue to lash Marathwada
Man booked for cousin's death
Thieves flee with Rs.6.94 lakh booty
Two debt ridden farmer end life 
Cleanliness drive launched 
Sindhu defeats world champion Okuhara
Sindhu wins Korea Open title
Man shot dead by unidentified

Father and son among 3 killed in mishap
(Our Correspondent)
Nandura, Aug 12,
Three persons including father son duo were killed in road mishap in last 24 hours. As per reports Shriram Wankhade resident of Khadaki along with his son Mohan was returning his home from Nandura on motorcycle MH 28/2989 around 8 P.M. on Friday. Suddenly a speeding private taxi MH 30/9568 collided head on with the motorcycle. So strong the impact of dash that both of them were thrown away for some distance and were killed on the spot.
After getting information cops and chief of Omsai Foundation reached the spot with an ambulance . Later the the bodies were shifted to Primary Health Centre for postmortem.
Nandura police registered offences against taxi Driver and are investigating further.

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