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AP Guide to News Writing: Reflection


This handbook is a writing style guide for reporters, writers, editors, and English/Journalism students. It refers to chapters on the essentials of good news writing according to the styles and guidelines set forth by the Associated Press. In my EL 227 News Writing class we have read several chapters (1,2,3,8) in this book.

What I have learned from each chapter we have read:
*Tell stories that make things important.
* Delayed identification lead (where facts are identified late).
*A thesis statement is very different from a lead in a news story. The thesis is trying to prove where as the lead is telling something that is already proven.
*Quotes: Get (exclusive) quotes and dialogs into the article.

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