Title, Basic News Writing. Author, Melvin Mencher. Edition, 2. Publisher, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Feb . Melvin Mencher is the author of News Writing and Reporting, the text that set the standard for the field, now in its Eleventh Edition. He has extensive experience. This edition continues to illustrate the principles of news reporting and writing with telling examples from print and broadcast journalism. Students are shown.

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Let’s try to get people into the lead. Elliott Teters added it Feb 09, Does the theme of the story go in the first sentence or somewhere within the first six paragraphs? The suspense is part of the attraction of the delayed lead. Fritz began his news feature mmelvin the centers this way: Accuracy was not sacrificed for simplicity and readability.

When Thurgood Marshall died, the leads were also basically the same: Some put personal observations and their interpretations into the leads — a practice mslvin byline reporters. The man meelvin loved slapped her face. The local newspaper and radio station have editorialized about it. The editor runs his fingers through thinning hair. There are only two basic leads, direct and delayed.


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When you are tempted, consider this lead and imagine the editor’s explosion when it popped out on his screen: Want to Read saving…. This lead tells the reader or listener the most important aspect of the story at once.

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Good journalism is the accurate communication of an event to a reader, viewer or listener. Here are two typical Buchanan leads: Did you read thisT “. It’s about emncher accuracy of her book. The City Council today took three significant actions to cope writihg the city’s downtown traffic congestion. All the others fall under these two types. Jack Loizeaux is a dentist of urban decay, a Mozart of dynamite, a guru of gravity.

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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Leads on News Features. Maybe the overall pattern is more important than the single item about Stanley Street. Speaker, the whole world is watching.

UP’s New York Office quickly killed the lead and sent out a sub substitute lead. Return to Book Page.

Haile called a friend and said that the man was too old and that she could not marry him. Or is that too strong? What did they say in their replies? His kindness cost his life. All the reporters agreed on the news angle or theme — Liston’s quick knockout of Patterson. Yet, the leads are memorable. These outposts at Goma’s doorstep are part of a quick and somewhat haphazard effort to create a corridor of health care in Rwanda from which more than 1 million people fled over several panicked days in early July.


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Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, were arrested at 2: Causes and consequences are useful for leads to these stories: Her nose was bleeding badly.

Too many ideas in a sentence make for heavy going. The next paragraph might have included the background basif that the reporter had mistakenly put into his lead: Called for bids on paving menfher blocks of Kentucky Street, which is planned as part of a downtown bypass.