Save It For Your English Papers
Chapter four brings up a great point about why newswriters should avoid long sentences-remember who your audience is. Remember newspapers are approximately written on an 8th grade reading level. People aren't reading the news for scholastic advancement. Facts, details and events and what the readers want.
I think this chapter of Cappon will be a good reference spot to flip open to if you are stuck figuring out what to include in a story. By cutting sentences and trying to make them as concise as possible you will automatically eliminate fluff.