The most basic information that a reader should know about a news story should be incorporated into the first paragraph. Include who did what, when it happened, and where. You may also want to include the why and how. This information will help the reader better understand the significance of the story and make the reader connect to it. After this first paragraph, you can expand on this information and create the body of the article.
Business and science articles are longer than feature articles
Feature Stories are often more extensive, and are the most widely published type of content in the science and technology sector. They feature long-form content such as expert Q&As, scientific profiles, and teaching/research program highlights. These articles follow a storytelling approach, tying together different angles of a research project, career profile, or other scientific topic to create an overall human-interest perspective on the subject.
They convey relevant information in a unbiased way
A well-written news article communicates relevant information in an unbiased way. The article should start with a lead sentence that briefly states the topic of the article. This serves as the article’s thesis statement and should explain what the piece is about. It should then support the body of the article with relevant facts and basic details. Often, it is helpful to comment on a social issue.
A good news article provides facts and information while allowing the reader to engage emotionally. It should give the reader enough information to form an opinion without giving them the impression that the author is biased. The article should also conclude with something the reader can take away from the article. To write a good news article, make sure to learn as much as possible about the topic and develop an opinion of your own.
They are easier to write than feature articles
Feature articles for school are different from newspaper reports in two ways. Unlike newspapers, feature articles are more entertaining and colorful. The purpose of feature articles for school is to inform readers of something that has happened. For example, an article about the dangers of smoking is a good topic for feature articles. The writer can be a researcher or someone who has been affected by the research. Students can also write these types of articles for school if they are interested in the effects of smoking or drinking.
A feature article has a headline that sums up the entire content of the article. Usually, headlines are written in large, bold letters so that they stand out. For KS2 students, a PowerPoint on Newspaper Headlines can be used to explain headline writing, and a worksheet is available to test their headline writing skills. They are also easier to write than feature articles for school. However, if you’re not sure how to write headlines for feature articles, it’s a good idea to find some examples of feature articles that have been written.
They are easier to get interviews for
Prepare a few general topics of discussion so that your interview will flow well. Whether the interview takes place in the workplace, at home, or outside, you should bring a recording device, reporter’s notebook, backup pencil, and laptop. Bring some business cards as well. Ideally, the interviewer will want to use their name. Then, you can ask for their permission to record the interview.
When you are done interviewing, be sure to thank your interviewee and ask for their contact information. Cell phones or direct email are preferable, but a personal message may also be appropriate. If possible, you can ask for access to photographs or documents, which can be difficult to obtain later on. Remember that these interviews are meant to be informative, not to sell yourself. It is also best to use an inverted triangle format when writing news articles for school.